Introducing my basic black bread recipe. This bread is super light and fluffy great for morning toast or sandwiches.
I've been reading up a lot about bread there's so many kinds out there. I wanted to understand how the ingredients we add can change the texture of the bread that and the differences in temperature to knead or not to knead etc.
Truth is it really all depends on the type of bread you want.
I REALLY wanted to make a sandwich bread with a light crumb that bounces right back when touched.
The one I made this time around has more fat which in turn makes it softer and fluffier. The fat that you use will also change the texture/taste of the bread if you use margarine instead of vegan butter or even coconut oil for instance. You can use less of it or even coconut oil for instance. You can use less of it or more too. Again it depends on the texture you want. A lot of people wont like the idea of adding 'fat' to a recipe know that fat isn't synonymous with unhealthy. Too much of it can be bad of course but if used in moderation there really isn't anything to worry about.
Moderation and balance is key :)
There are many things you can do to help soften your bread brushing the outside with a little oil or fat as soon as you take it out of the oven will make the outside less crunchy. You can also substitute milk (soy almond etc.) for the water for a richer taste. There are so many different things to think about when baking!
I made this loaf for a brunch I had with friends we wanted to have fondue with a set I got as a gift during the holidays. We just cut the loaf into cubes and dunked it in! Soft bread is perfect for fondue!
So there you have it! A basic black bread! Bamboo charcoal isn't the easiest ingredient to find