Friday, March 10, 2017

March: King Arthur's BakeALong

I haven't participated in awhile for the BakeALong that King Arthur's flour company has been putting on through their blog. This has mostly been because I haven't wanted to try the recipes or didn't want to go to the hassle of some of them. This month was the Butterflake Herb Loaf, and it is really buttery so be prepared. There were some pros and cons to this, and not all of them was the recipe.

It was time consuming, took about five hours from start to finish, however most of this was because our house was a little chilly. Plus this dough rises not just once, but twice that adds of course quite a bit of extra time. I cut the recipe in half for the dough and ended up with two small loaves.   In regards to the filling though I made the whole amount, and actually doubled the herbs and garlic. First the pros of this loaf, it was moist and crispy on the outside but soft in the middle. The biggest draw back was that it didn't have too much flavor even though I doubled on the herbs and garlic. Now, I will say this that I think perhaps I shouldn't have minced my own garlic as the pieces were probably too big, and in hindsight I will just use the store bought minced garlic. As you can see we did eat one whole loaf at dinner on Sunday, and even tonight ate part of the second loaf, the herbs only still had a hint of flavor. So perhaps next time, I will pay attention to how warm it is in the house to ensure it doesn't take five hours, and either use even more herbs or perhaps different ones altogether. Have you tried one of the BakeALong or been tempted to try a recipe?

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