Posts Tagged ‘bread baking’

Awesome bread…

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While our last round of bread baking wasn’t exactly a blunder, I knew there was better bread to be had.  And, oh my, was I right.  I tried baking a loaf of the American Sandwich Bread last week and it was pretty good.  A tiny bit dense, but I think I may have just about killed the yeast.  My mistake.  I made another and this time, it was perfect.  See…

It was sooo good, the kids and I ate half the loaf right away.  hehe  I ended up making two more loaves the night before a roadtrip and took them with me.  At 1 am I popped them out of the pans and wrapped them up, ready for our journey.  Home baked bread is such a wonderful gift.  It represents so many things – giving of one’s time, service, nourishment. 

This recipe is absolutely wonderful.  It’s fairly quick and very reliable.  I do not own a mixer and just kneaded my dough on the counter instead mixing for 10 minutes.  The dough definitely tells you when it’s ready by it’s silky smooth consistency. 

My next bread challenge: Same bread every week  though I can’t imagine it being better that the American Sandwich Bread recipe.  It really is that yummy.

knittingprose

Awesome bread…

PICT1954

While our last round of bread baking wasn’t exactly a blunder, I knew there was better bread to be had.  And, oh my, was I right.  I tried baking a loaf of the American Sandwich Bread last week and it was pretty good.  A tiny bit dense, but I think I may have just about killed the yeast.  My mistake.  I made another and this time, it was perfect.  See…

It was sooo good, the kids and I ate half the loaf right away.  hehe  I ended up making two more loaves the night before a roadtrip and took them with me.  At 1 am I popped them out of the pans and wrapped them up, ready for our journey.  Home baked bread is such a wonderful gift.  It represents so many things – giving of one’s time, service, nourishment. 

This recipe is absolutely wonderful.  It’s fairly quick and very reliable.  I do not own a mixer and just kneaded my dough on the counter instead mixing for 10 minutes.  The dough definitely tells you when it’s ready by it’s silky smooth consistency. 

My next bread challenge: Same bread every week  though I can’t imagine it being better that the American Sandwich Bread recipe.  It really is that yummy.

knittingprose

Breaking Bread…

I used to love the PBS show, Breaking Bread with Father Dominic.  I wonder if anyone else remembers that one.  It’s not on around here anymore.  I sure miss that show.

There really is something special and alluring about home-baked bread.  I used to make home-baked pizza dough all the time and my family beg for it constantly.  They love mom’s pizza.  : )

Here lately, we’ve taken up the bread baking again.  Abs and I spent a day last week baking a couple of loaves and they turned out pretty yummy. 

PICT1749 We used the beginner’s bread recipe from Hillbilly Housewife.  Abs used sugar in her recipe and I used honey. 

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We let it rise too long, I think, for the first rise.  Grocery shopping calls – what can you do? 

PICT1752 So I spent the evening waiting for the second rise and then the baking, all the while enjoying an episode of Jeopardy.  It was good.  : )

And here’s our bread.

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Okay Abs’s loaf is pretty and mine’s pretty ugly.  lol  That’s okay.  I’m still learning. : )

Here are some other bread recipes I can’t wait to try:

    Home Baked Bread also has many other wonderful-looking recipes and some good information on baking bread.  Go take a peek.

knittingprose

Breaking Bread…

I used to love the PBS show, Breaking Bread with Father Dominic.  I wonder if anyone else remembers that one.  It’s not on around here anymore.  I sure miss that show.

There really is something special and alluring about home-baked bread.  I used to make home-baked pizza dough all the time and my family beg for it constantly.  They love mom’s pizza.  : )

Here lately, we’ve taken up the bread baking again.  Abs and I spent a day last week baking a couple of loaves and they turned out pretty yummy. 

PICT1749 We used the beginner’s bread recipe from Hillbilly Housewife.  Abs used sugar in her recipe and I used honey. 

PICT1750

We let it rise too long, I think, for the first rise.  Grocery shopping calls – what can you do? 

PICT1752 So I spent the evening waiting for the second rise and then the baking, all the while enjoying an episode of Jeopardy.  It was good.  : )

And here’s our bread.

PICT1753

Okay Abs’s loaf is pretty and mine’s pretty ugly.  lol  That’s okay.  I’m still learning. : )

Here are some other bread recipes I can’t wait to try:

    Home Baked Bread also has many other wonderful-looking recipes and some good information on baking bread.  Go take a peek.

knittingprose