All this picture is missing is some butter. And some drool.
I TOTALLY BAKED THAT.
I know this is impressive to no one but myself, but you see: I have a long history of bad bread baking. I'm a pretty good cook in general, but if it involves yeast and kneading then I'm pretty much guaranteed to screw it up. It probably doesn't help that I don't have a bread machine or a KitchenAid Mixer, so when I mix and knead dough, I'm doing it old school.
I've been gently working my way up to a loaf of bread with pizza dough and the occasional batch of pretzels, and yesterday I took the plunge and gave Amish White Bread (which a friend assured me was nearly idiot-proof) a try. And I did it! And it was actually good! Amish bread is my bitch, yo.
It was tasty, but a little on the dense and sweet side - almost like a Hawaiian sweet bread - so I might aim for a more traditional farmhouse white bread next time. Does anyone have a good (read: easy) recipe?