Well I have finally baked my first ever bread.
I tried the NY Times no knead bread but threw it out half way through as it was a sticky mess. Yes, I realise it was supposed to be a sticky mess and obviously I threw it away in error. Silly me.
So I climbed back on the horse the next day and decided to knead my own and make a regular loaf.
Found a recipe on the net the was 3 cups flour, butter, yeast, sugar, salt, milk and mixed it all together. Kneaded it and let it rise, punched it down and let it rise again to get to the below stage.
Next, it was time for the oven bake. 30 minutes later and.......
Am letting it cool and will try it later on tonight or tomorrow for breakfast.
I am happy with this for a first effort. Though the loaf is a little small. If I am going to be baking bread often I will want it to be a replacement for buying sandwich bread.