Over the last few months I have been working on my bread making skills. Since we have been married we have never bought bread at the store. About every 2 weeks I bake a batch and we freeze a few loaves and it lasts us quite a while. Lately, I have been looking for yummy new recipes to try.
Yesterday I made Cinnamon Burst Bread (like Great Harvest). This was the second time I have used this recipe. The first time the bread turned out wonderful except for the cinnamon bursts. You can either buy cinnamon bites or you can make them yourself. I just made them myself and they dissolved in the bread, so instead of having bursts of cinnamon the whole bread had a slight cinnamon taste. It was still good but I really wanted to make it right.
The next time I tweaked the recipe a bit and was delighted when I took the bread out of the oven and cut a slice and saw bursts of cinnamon! I was pretty proud of myself and quickly cut off a big slice and handed it to Andrew. He took a big bite and I waited patiently for him to tell me it was amazing, instead he says "This doesn't taste very good.." I took a bite of my slice and wanted to spit it out. Something was very wrong with this bread. I later remembered that I hadn't added the salt. I did some research on salt in bread and discovered that leaving out the salt caused my bread to over rise and be tasteless.
Here is a picture of my beautiful tasteless bread:
P.S. I am not opposed to buying bread and I highly doubt I will continue to make bread instead of buying it for the rest of my life. I am just baking for fun :)