I’m really very against buying pre-packaged cake and baking mixes, preferring to bake from scratch, so I have no idea what possessed me to purchase bread mix from ikea a couple of weeks ago.
May because I dig crazy bread? Maybe I just really dug the giant milk carton packaging?
Sunday was dreadfully, unbelievably rainy and so it seemed just the thing to bake bread and eat it warm with butter. mmmmmm … butter.
The instructions were really simple.
❶ shake the container to loosen up the contents
❷ tip in 600ml of 45oC water
❸ shake 45 seconds
❹ pour into greased loaf pan
❺ rest 45 minutes
❻ bake one hour at 200oC
Steps 1 and 2 were pretty simple, but step 3 went a little awry. Shaking for 45 seconds did pretty much nothing to combine the ingredients – I was forced to employ a wooden spoon and almost break my hand while stirring everything together.
Step 4 went swimmingly (though I did need the assistance of a spatula to get the mix out):
And after 45 minutes had risen a little and was into the oven:
After an hour – bread!
Hot bread with butter!
But how did it taste, you’re wondering?
Yeah, no. Really pretty dreadful – flavourless, dense (not in a good way) and very stodgy.
And went straight into the bin.
I’m declaring this one a massive fail – lesson definitely learned!!