For me bread is not so much about the recipe, I can find great bread recipes all over the place, it’s more about having the time and patience to try and do it right. I sometimes fail terribly at the patience part.
Pumpkin Cardamom Spice Challah
Basic White Bread
First time with this recipe and I hadn’t baked bread in a long while. In the end it was a great tasting bread it was a bit dense and had a great crust. I don’t care for dense bread so I cut the loaf into thick slices and let them dry out overnight. I made a coconut milk French toast with them the next morning.
8tablespoonsunsalted butter, chilled in the freezer.
3/4cupbuttermilk plus more for brushing
1- 1 1/2cupsfresh blackberries
(fancy option) 1 SMALL pinch of dried lavender
Place butter in freezer. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and prepair baking tray.
Add dry ingredients to a bowl and mix. Use a cheese grater to grate the very cold butter into the flour mixture and mix occasionally to cover the butter with flour. When loosely mixed add the egg, buttermilk and vanilla and mix until just combined.
Fold in blackberries and scoop 1/3 cup amounts onto a baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. You can shape them if you want, I prefer just globing them onto the baking sheet. If you do add lavender be careful a little tiny pinch goes a long way!
Using a BBQ brush, apply a generous amount of buttermilk to the tops and sides of all of the scones and then sprinkle the tops with sugar. Bake 15-18 minutes or until done.