I read Jane Eyre a few months ago, and it was such a compelling book that I had to start pacing myself towards the final chapters because I didn’t want the story to end.
Charlotte Brontë has given me a new favorite book and a new comfort food: brown bread and coffee! Jane Eyre is given a serving of brown bread and coffee on her first day at Lowood, toward the end of chapter seven. My brown bread probably isn’t very similar to Jane’s at all. It’s made with whole wheat flour, oat bran and flax seed, and I generally make buns instead of loaves because they are more manageable. A comforting snack of brown bread and coffee is a perfect remedy for one of those moody days when nothing seems to be going right. Thank you, Charlotte!
|Jane Eyre’s Brown Bread
2 ½ tsp active dry yeast
3 cups whole wheat flour
¾ cup warm soy milk (also about 110 degrees F)
1- In a small mixing bowl stir together the yeast, sugar, and warm water let them sit for 5 minutes.