With not a super busy schedule I've been enjoying some of my various hobbies a bit more. Specifically in the past few weeks I have been doing a lot of baking. In fact, I think I've been doing too much baking because we now have a freezer full of bread. People we see at Abels Hage give us bread every Wednesday and Josh got some extra bread from his school, which also contributes to the bread cache. Early on we figured out that it's cheaper and more tasty to make our own bread than to buy bread at the store. After making my favorite french bread recipe for two weeks, I decided to branch out and try a new recipe for cardamom bread. It was delightful- flavorful with a hint of sweetness! I pretty much just followed this recipe, but replaced a 1/4 cup of white flour with millet. Our Ugandan friend gave us some millet and we've been using it kind of like whole wheat flour. Anybody know any other good uses for millet? All that to say, you could definitely make this recipe healthier by using half white/ half wheat flour. This was also my first attempt at braiding a loaf of bread. I love the look, but I must need more practice because the slices of bread would often fall apart in certain spots. I will definitely make this recipe again in the future, although I will have to wait until we eat up our current supply of bread!
Oh, how I love bread warm from the oven!