Sunday, February 7, 2010

I'm Addicted

to bread.


Well, not just any bread. I love those crusty artisan loaves you get in the deli section for $3.50 each. I can literally eat 3/4 of a loaf by myself - in one sitting. I won't be buying it any more because now I can make my own, thanks to my mother-in-law. She bought me this book for Christmas and it's fantastic. I've only tried the Master Recipe, but I picked up bread flour, whole wheat flour, and flax seeds when I was off the island this week just so I would be ready to try something different.


Needless to say we've had bread just about every day for the past week and I plan to mix up another batch this afternoon. I'd be in the kitchen right now but we are heading out the door for Mackinac's annual Winter Festival Brunch down at the school. My mouth is watering just thinking about those pancakes and bacon, so the bread is going to have to wait.

12 comments:

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

That bread looks amazing. And I can totally relate to consuming a whole loaf in one sitting. It smells so wonderful, right from the oven. You're making me want to bake a loaf.

Allie said...

Oh that looks so good - do you have a bread machine? My mom used to bake bread with my grandmother every single morning, to sell, just to get by. I dearly love the smell and taste of fresh-baked bread!

Melissa said...

That book has been on my wish list for a while but I've already made a loaf using a blog post as my guide. Delish! I like to make rolls instead of a loaf since it's easier to freeze that way (and I tend to monitor myself a bit better).

Loralynn said...

I love a good yeasty bread! A really good bread doesn't need butter or anything! The problem is, I should just stick it to my belly and butt. It likes me so well it likes to stick around! ;P

The WoodLand School said...

LOVE this book!!!
Ever since I bought it in the fall we *always* have some in our fridge. This week I'm going to get a bit c-r-a-z-y and try bagels and/or cinnamon rolls.

Sara said...

Yum! I was thinking today that I need to get back to bread baking soon this winter.

Diane said...

I can smell and taste that bread now. I love to get breads like that!! But I have to get 2 loaves, one for my guys and one for me:-) And then I like to go to Shipshewana (about 25 min away) and get Amish butter to slather on top. I am going to look this book up and give it a whirl. I'm not sure about making my own butter just yet though - Ha! Happy Monday!

Marcia said...

The thing about baking is it takes time away from the sewing...Ü Ahh, but the smell of bread baking...

Indy Mom said...

I can't wait to try making this. The idea of the dough in the frig is intriging. I need to get the one for whole wheat though as it will be a better choice for D.....not that any bread is a great choice for him...ugh.

alotalot said...

I love fresh bread! It is one of my favourite things. Cinnamon rolls are my specialty though. I am trying to become famous for them. Many people I know don't even know how to make bread, so that make the fame a little more attainable. :)

Mountain Home Quilts said...

YUM! I just started baking all of the bread we eat. It is so fun and so rewarding!

chimp1cards said...

Does your book include any yeast free recipes I can use for Dan?

Frankie will often ask to dine on just bread and water...usually an Asiago Cheese demi loaf. No punishment value there..let me tell you :-)