A sleepy Saturday is a good time to let the creative juices flow, and on this Saturday the juices flowed toward a second attempt at buttermilk bread, from scratch. Bread making really isn't hard, it just takes some time and attention. The first picture is the batter at the very beginning, being mixed up with a potato masher.
Here is the bread as it appeared right out of the oven. This time I experimented with an egg wash on the top during the bake, which left the loaf pleasantly shiny and noticeably browner.
Lastly, cooling at the window. All in all, a successful bake.