My turn. Heather tried the "Very Simple Spelt Bread" recipe and said it wasn't that bad. I finally tried it and hated it. Not sure what I did wrong, but I couldn't eat the bread. It was dry, WAY to heavy and tasted strongly of baking soda. It was aweful!!
I did a few variations - is that what happened to this recipe? I used flaxseed rather than sesame seeds, I threw in 1 teaspoon of xanthan gum, and used honey rather than molasses. So? Any ideas? (Although, even if you have ideas, I might not try this recipe again.) It went bad really fast, too.
I think our cows enjoyed it, so the bread didn't totally go to waste.
Here is the photographic evidence that I really made the bread:
It kind of looked like pumpkin bread when it came out of the oven:
Now, on a happier note, I got a phone call recently, and was asked if I had any friends who might want to share a 40 pound brick of cheese with me. It was a steal of a deal, so I said I would call around. Everyone I talked to wanted in on the deal. So we got this 40 pound brick (which turned out to be closer to 44 pounds) and learned a lot about cutting cheese with a 16 gauge guitar string into 5 pound loaves. (The 16 gauge worked really well, by the way.) We wrapped each brick in saran wrap. (How do like that Sam's Club roll of saran wrap? It lasts us like 10 years - I love it!)
And here is the final stack (minus one). It was awesome to have that much cheese on my kitchen table.
I love a good deal!