In the olden days, I would have said that I 'baked bread'. Now that I've watched the Food Network for nearly a year, I will have to say that I crafted some European style multi-grain artisanal loaves with a steam-enhanced extra-thick crispy crust and a medium-to-coarse crumb texture. I make bread like this every so often, because I get to craving a dense loaf that has lots of nutty chewy stuff in it (in this case, flax, chia and sunflower seeds). And it was a good way to use up some ancient grains (ie. quick-cooking oatmeal whose expiry date has long passed). It was eaten by the kids (and adults) during Saturday evening family movie night, with butter and honey, instead of the usual potato chips. (In my view, fresh homemade bread is not so very Lenten. Mea culpa.)
I had to take a second photo, because my current favourite coffee mug wanted to be in the picture.