October 21, 2016

Sourdough Bread Project

August 30, 2013 aptprepper 15

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Bread making is good skill to have; I’d already made an artisan bread, and regularly make sandwich bread in the bread machine so I wanted to branch out. An established sourdough starter can last for years and years, and can be passed from generation to generation.  In the old days, people even packed sourdough starter with them when they traveled, to avoid having to buy yeast.  However, since I don’t know anyone nearby […]

Confessions of a Bread Machine Convert

June 27, 2012 aptprepper 7

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   We eat a lot of bread at the Apartment Prepper household so one of the first “self sufficiency” skills I tried out was making your own Artisan Bread.  I had a pretty good result with the making my bread from scratch but continued to buy packaged bread for sandwiches. First, a story from the past.  I actually had a bread machine years ago, in my “pre-prepping” days.  But I didn’t have the right […]

Artisan Bread Update

November 10, 2011 aptprepper 4

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I posted about making homemade bread a few days ago.  The recipe indicated the dough can be kept in the refrigerator and used to make subsequent loaves.  I wasn’t so sure how it would turn out so I am writing an update. I stored the dough in the same bowl I mixed it in, covered by a sheet of aluminum foil in the refrigerator.   The 2nd time I made it, I tore another […]

Breadmaking is Not So Complicated After All

November 7, 2011 aptprepper 16

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com It took me a while but I finally got around to trying my hand at baking bread from scratch.  It’s been a goal of mine (See Small Steps to Learning Survival Skills) for a while now, but I  was a bit intimidated about trying it at first.   I’ve had a few failures in the past; I even owned a bread machine at one time.   Due to one of the failures, my dough overflowed […]