I finally got around to christening my new mixer. I opted to make one of the bread recipes from the little book that came with the machine, just to get a feel for using it again. It was a very simple white bread recipe that actually rose in the fridge!
The dough was mixed for about 8 minutes, then left to rest in the bowl for 20. After that it was divided in two, and rolled into loaves. The loaves were put in the fridge, and the recipe said they could stay there for two to 12 hours before baking. I did the minimum, because I wanted my bread as soon as possible! I was surprised at how much the dough rose in the cold.
Then the loaves were baked, and I reveled in the smell of fresh bread baking. And of course, as soon as it was cool enough to touch I sliced a piece off, slathered it with butter and savoured every bite! It’s good to be baking again!