I’ve been in a funk all day. It’s the kind of funk that makes you wander around the house trying to figure out what the hell to do with yourself. I feel like one big blah. I love to bake bread and I thought it may help me find my smile again. The simple process of kneading dough seems to help my mindset. We are having lasagna tonight so I opted for an Italian bread. It’s a recipe I’ve never tried, and I found that I had to add a lot more flour to the mix. Actually I’ve found I need to do this with a lot of the bread recipes. Once the Italian loaf was rising I decided I wasn’t quite ready to stop making bread. I found a recipe for cinnamon swirl bread and gave it a try. That loaf is in the oven while I type. This recipe was a little different because it didn’t require the use of my mixer. I mixed this dough up by hand and kneeled it for about ten minutes which was also a nice way to relieve stress.
Here are the links to the recipes I used. I haven’t actually tried the bread yet but I will be sure to let you all know how they taste!