I needed to provide some white bread for someone. Since I only have whole grain, whole wheat bread, I decided to try the bread maker and make a loaf of white bread to give away. I bought a package of organic unbleached white bread flour and made a loaf last night. It didn't turn out very well. I think it rose too high, then collapsed, then baked. It tasted wonderful, but was misshapen and unsightly. I couldn't give it to anyone! So I made a second loaf, using a recipe for a smaller loaf (1.5 pounds instead of 2) and used less yeast than the recipe called for.
Now I have the first loaf of bread that didn't turn out. Did I mention it was very tasty? How do I know this? Because I've eaten almost the whole blasted thing!!!
From now on, if someone needs white bread I better march to the store and buy a loaf. No more Mrs. Nice Guy!