Friday, July 9, 2010

Penne with Tomato Sauce & Failed Bread Making

I would like to show two things I made last week. First one is Penne with tomato sauce. I used store bought tomato sauce so it is super easy. But I added some sautéed onion, garlic, cherry tomatoes and fresh basil. This makes a huge difference.

My husband loves pasta and he likes those simple pasta very much so he was happy to have this.

Also, I baked bread last week. Or attempted to make one. It didn't come out well and it is a bit embarrassing to show how bad it was but I will show it anyway. Here it is.

Can you tell how thin it is? I was trying to make regular sandwich bread but this is what came out from the oven. It was so thin that I had to laugh.

The taste was good and my husband loves bread also so he was eating this happily despite the shape.

I just wonder how this happened. When I had the second rise, it was rising up properly and pretty big but when I baked, it shrank. I have no idea what I did wrong. Oh well, bread making is not easy and I still need a lot more practice to master this. I hope someday I can make a perfect sandwich bread at home.


  1. The pasta looks delicious and the bread looks good also. Did it rise too long, what about the pan size, expired yeast? Bread baking has so many variables but I love to do it!

  2. Hi Pam,
    Thanks for your compliment. I am not sure why the bread didn't come out as I hoped. Rise time was normal and the pan size was same as usual. The only thing which might have been a factor was that I used yeast which was already open. Do you think it affect the result? Bread making is difficult.

  3. Hi. The pasta looks great. I love pasta.
    And sorry about the bread, but who cares about the look, it's all about the taste. :)
    Have a great weekend. Michael