Wednesday, January 20, 2010

yeast ain't a beast no more

Years ago I tried to make something yeasty. Maybe it was me. Maybe it was the yeast. But it didn't turn out. At all.

After I was successful with the rolls at Thanksgiving, I have been wanting to try my hand at some regular bread. After all, bread made at home is cheaper and has less no preservatives. I'm not a fanatic about preservatives, but whenever we can cut them out, it's a good thing.

So Monday, I busted out the yeast and the loaf pans and made two lovely loaves of bread. I took pictures along the way because I actually measured out the ingredients in my new cute mini bowls (you thought I was joking about that, didn't you?). I was thinking of posting the recipe. But as it was baking I convinced myself it wasn't going to turn out as planned and deleted them from the camera.

Silly me, because this bread turned out so awesome. I need to work on my shaping skills a little, but it sure does taste good with some butter slathered all over it. Greg said it would be perfect for a sandwich ~ a nice one, not just a pb&j. Although Heather thought a pb&j would be just fine on it.

I'm going to try to bake bread more often. I'm looking forward to experimenting with other recipes as well.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go milk the cows and feed the chickens.


Anonymous said...

This looks really delicious. I love homemade bread! Please, post the recipe, you don't need the pics! Thanks for sharing

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Amber said...

Mine would never be that pretty. Never.

But now I'm hungry.

And want bread.

Jen said...

Looks great.

FedEx Dave said...

Look out Wonder Bread, theres a new Wonder Mama making bread in town, Sara Lee should be looking over her shoulder too! Wheres my slice, I know better to ask for a loaf. Keep up the good work, soon we'll have fresh butter from the Robinsons Dairy :)