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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Baking Bread


One more thing crossed off my Winter Fun To Do List!

Baking bread was one enjoyable thing I did today!
And I left the bread machine in the cupboard and
did it the old fashioned way!

Have to get the last few done by next week!
Although, since it snowed today, it still feels
like winter is still here! ha.


49 comments:

  1. Picture perfect! I know your home must smell heavenly.

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    1. It did smell good...and tasted even better! Yum! I hadn't made bread in a very long time!

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  2. Bread I liked just fine
    Cursed body of mine lol

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    1. Food three days in a row.
      Where did my cat/bird mojo go?
      haha.

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    2. Getting as bad as Gloria at your sea
      Maybe the cat will have to bury thee

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    3. I promise no food for a while
      I said with a smile.
      Although snow ice cream must come due
      before spring has sprung a new.

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  3. It's been years since I was a supermarket baker. I miss the smells. -- silver fox

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    1. Yep...one of the best smells there is!

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  4. Yum. That looks so good. All this cooking you're doing lately is making me feel like a slacker with my frozen pizza and fish sticks! Glad you're getting through your winter fun list.

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    1. haha....you need to ditch the fish sticks and grill some ahi tuna steaks!

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  5. Oh that looks so yummy - I can practically smell it from here. I haven't made bread in years but I used to love doing it. I have never used a bread machine but have lots of friends who swear by them and their bread is delicious. And varied.

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    1. I haven't had good luck with my bread machine the last few times I made it so I got discouraged and didn't bake bread for probably a couple of years! Not sure what I was doing differently, but it wasn't edible. This was so easy...one rising in the pans. 90 minutes from start to finish!
      I usually make rolls so this was a very nice change1

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    2. I could eat the whole loaf!
      Nothing compares to homemade bread, except homemade bread!

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    3. I could, too! I had two slices as I was cutting it. ha. And then another at dinner. I could easily have had one more.

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  6. I know it is delicious and won't last long either.

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    1. No, it wont! haha....I sent some home with the big kids. I'm sure toast will be calling my name in the morning. :)

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  7. Yum! Fresh baked bread is the best!!

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    1. Isn't it? I try not to eat lots of bread...but this was irresistible! ha.

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    2. Me too! That's about the only time I eat bread. With soft butter and honey! Yum!

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  8. Just time to say that bread looks great and perfectly done.
    I just love home made freshly baked bread. "
    Yummie, Yummie Yummie, I'd like some in my Tummy!"
    Also I love your generous thick slices. The family must have good strong teeth lol.

    My son makes home made bread but not nearly as appetizing as yours.

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    1. No worries...it's soft...even a toothless person could gum it. haha.

      Good night...sweet dreams....

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  9. I love bake bread and this look delicious Betsy!
    I dont have a machine's bread so always I make old style:)

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    1. I like the old style just fine! And it's pretty in the oven.

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  10. Beautiful!
    Did you make the no-knead? Or let it rise?
    I do the no-knead......'cause I ain't no bread maker! Ha!
    Buried here again.....pitiful!
    Enjoy your evening....
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. I just kneaded it in my mixer for 10 minutes on the lowest setting. Then it rises just once in the pans. So easy. 90 minutes from start to finish. I think it's the best I've ever made and the easiest. Sliced really nicely, too.

      We got more rain than snow...now the temperature is really dropping. Brrr.

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  11. Oh, it looks yummy! I bet it smelled wonderful too.
    I didn't bake anything on this blustery day. Never even thought of it.

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    1. It was very blustery! The snow and rain was going sideways!

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    2. I see you might get another two feet of snow! Oh my!

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  12. I used to bake bread the old fashioned way (still no machine) and boy, you can be proud of it because it takes so long and you just get a loaf or two!! I just love that you take the time to do so many things for YOU when you are beyond busy. It's a must, I'm sure, but you must collapse in bed at night!!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. this was a really easy recipe....90 minutes start to finish baking with one rising in the pans! It was the first time I tried it....I'll certainly be making it again...really easy. Even the kneading was done in the mixer.

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  13. I can smell that bread all the way to California! Your loaves always look so light and fluffy. I really wish my kitchen counter were big enough to have a Kitchen Aid mixer. No room, and I'm not strong enough to lift one from a cupboard to the counter. I wonder it that would improve my bread???
    Your family must love that you had this on your Winter List.

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    1. You need a handyman to build you an under-the-counter mixer shelf like this one... you pull out the shelf, mixer and all to use it and when you're done, you just slide it back under the counter!

      http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/how-to-build-a-cabinet-shelf-for-a-mixer/index.html

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    2. Or....I bet you could put a KitchenAid on your dryer! :)

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    3. Since we rent, not sure the landlord would approve the counter shelf...but you are right...my washer and dryer have served more than a few uses. You are such a source of information...I love how your have solutions....

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    4. Don't you love how I'm always trying to turn your laundry area into an extension of your kitchen? haha.

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  14. Good for you! It looks wonderful.
    I've been trying to find more loaf pans made with aluminum like yours. I seem to only find the darker color non-stick type, and they seem to make the crusts too dark. Maybe I need to look at auctions!

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    1. Yep...you guess it! I got those two pans from the auction trash a few months ago! They were well loved, but perfectly still fine for baking.

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  15. yum, nothing smells better than bread baking!!!! Beautiful loaves!!!

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    1. I'll try you a couple of slices for one of those Scottish breakfast rolls! :)

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  16. mmmm one of the best smells every...
    i want some...warm right out of the over...
    just a dab of butter...

    oy i am going to bed hungry...ha

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    1. Oh, I know....and believe me, it was worse with the slices looking at me. haha.

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  17. I see you've still got some bread left.
    Mind if I toast some lol. Will have to be later.
    I am just off to have a meal at the Care Home with residents who knew Maria well. I go every Thurs and have a bit of a laugh with the staff there as well.

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    1. We'll put some jam on it and you can have it for dessert when you get back. :) Enjoy the lunch...I know they will enjoy you! ha.

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    2. It was delicious!! . . . . . . and made them all laugh of course!!

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  18. There really is nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread is there!! xx

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    1. No, it's near the top of everyone's best smell list! :)

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  19. How long did it last before being devoured? :)

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