I tried out this recipe for Crusty Bread from the Simply So Good blog link I found on Pinterest.
Of course I decided to try this recipe and then realized I needed to buy yeast, and that I didn't own a pot big enough for the recipe... yada yada.
All the comments were positive.
"Its so quick and easy!"
"It took me absolutely no time."
"This is the best bread I've EVER EATEN!"
So I was really stoked.
Supposedly, according to the blog, it ends up looking like this:
Not my bread, not by a long shot. This is also not my picture, it is SimplySoGood's picture of her simple easy bread that she just magicked out of the oven.
And my house... Let me tell you. It smells so good. I decided to go all in with this and make a cinnamon raisin loaf, since Hubs is really salty that I did not
let him recommend him buying the raisin bread in the store this week since it is most definitely not part of the eating-clean plan.
So I'm all happy. I mean, look how nice that looks? Can you envision the looks of envy I'd get from my Instagram/Facebook friends when they see how nice of a loaf of bread I can bake? The comments? The applause?!!!
Okay. Ignoring the fact that I can't edit photos, and that obviously there is no natural lighting at 11:10 PM... My bread looks like a kidney.
Maybe it tastes amazing. But it looks ridiculous. There is no way I'm bragging about this one.
Edit: Upon further reflection (and a chunk sawed off the heel of the bread) it has been decided that it tastes OK. I think the raisins might have been kind of old, so they aren't very squishy or juicy. But the crust is super crunchy, and the texture inside is nice. I give it 4 out of 5 stars. I'll just eat it with my eyes closed.