I decided early in life that there were two types of people – bakers and non-bakers. After a few rubbery cookies and biscuits that were more appropriate as softballs, I relegated myself to the non-baker camp. I would be the person to bring sides or maybe the main course, but baked goods – no thanks.
However, hubby and I are both trying to limit processed foods in our diet so I decided to “attempt” homemade bread. I did not have much hope for an acceptable outcome, but what the heck, there is always a nearby trash bag. We invested in a worthy compact breadmaker and after carefully measuring and adding my ingredients, I closed the lid, pressed start, and waited. Wow, was I in for a surprise. The loaf pictured above is my first result, a whole-wheat loaf using olive oil (instead of butter) and honey (instead of sugar). As an added bonus, there are no preservatives. It is amazing how much a good breadmaker and a simple google search for a healthy recipe can support the quest to be healthy. I have definitely been missing out. The whole process was easy and the result was not only healthy but delicious.