Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Nothing Like Homemade Bread


I have been a bread maker since very early in our marriage. My sweet husband liked it enough and likes me enough to even buy me all of the right tools. In order to make great tasting nutritious bread you really need to have a great recipe, a bosch mixer, a grain mill (wheat grinder), and stone bread pans. In the beginning I always mixed in about 1/2 white flour with store bought wheat flour but since the grain mill I have gone to 100% wheat and then finally to wheat, spelt, rye, popped amaranth, flax, steel cut oats, and many more. I found Chef Brad who taught me how to use grains in my everyday cooking. I now own an electric pressure cookers and use it at least 4 times a week. I love it and my family even likes it. His big thing is not to change your families diet too drastically or it scars them for life since we all have such an emotional attachment to foods. Anyways, back to the bread. My family loves the bread. I bake five loaves about every 6 to 7 days and freeze three of them. We eat one of them the first day because no one can resist fresh bread. So here is why I am posting this. My bread has always tasted great but does not have that store bought professional look to it. I try to cut it just so and store it right. Not until I went to my neighbors garage sale and saw this bread slicing gadget did I finally feel satisfied with the look of my bread. Now I put it in there and use an electric knife and each slice comes out perfect. The feel of each slice is much nicer and it crumbles much much less. I am so excited about this. The bread even stays moist longer for some reason. I have been searching for so long and now I have finally found it. Hooray! I don't do many things very well but I guess I am pretty good at this one. Stop over any time for a slice or even a loaf.
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7 comments:

jhoopes said...

That looks soooo yummy. Wish we were still neighbors!! I need to get better at my bread making skills. I am doing a 1/2 marathon in September, to answer your question! :)

Em said...

I have a bosch mixer and wheat grinder that have sadly been neglected lately, but you've inspired me to get on the ball and make some bread! My mom has the same slicer gadget.

uniquelynat said...

you are so cute! that bread looks so yummy! i can smell it from here! it makes me think of my mom & miss home. good thing we don't have to wait to much longer to be there!

Kirsti said...

Amazing!!!!

Heather said...

You are amazing. I love to cook but the bread thing has me a bit scared. My mom used to make homemade bread every week and that first loaf was gone so fast! There is nothing like fresh bread, even the heal is good!

Lauren said...

I'm totally impressed! I wanna eat some...maybe I should put in an order. ( : When did Darren get so big?

Joe and Amy said...

Ames- If I lived by you you would be my best friend in the whooooole world for that bread! It looks amazing. I am seriously in awe at the perfected system. If I ever get my rear end in gear with the homemade bread, will you teach me and give me tips?

Amy