After the Lemon Meringue Pies were posted in January, I became intrigued with the Daring Bakers. I had seen bloggers post about it before, but had never really paid attention to what it really was. Since I now have a food blog myself, I decided to look into it. It seemed like it would be a lot of fun and a great way to try new and challenging baking recipes, so I decided to inquire about joining. The Daring Bakers are a group of really great bakers and the administrators do a great job each month keeping the group running.
I was excited about finding out what my first challenge would be. I was pleased that it was bread because I’ve been wanting to start making bread. There’s nothing quite like homemade bread. I love the way the smell filled the kitchen for the entire day I was making it. And let me tell you, be sure to set aside a good chunk of the day for this bread! I started at about noon and pulled the last loaf out of the oven at 9:30. It was worth it though. This bread has a nice crust on the outside and is nice and chewy on the inside. Mine looked a bit flat, but it was still tasty. I might not have let it rise as much as I should have, or it could have been the weather affecting it. Either way, it was good, and I’m very excited to be joining this group of wonderful and talented bakers!
I will be away this weekend so I won’t be able to look at everyone’s bread until I get back on Sunday. I will be looking forward to seeing it when I get home! I am also still working on getting my logo and other DB information to look presentable, and that will be taken care of on Sunday as well!