Friday, August 12, 2011

Foodie Friday - The Staff of Life

Homemade bread -- is there anything in the world that smells better or tastes better than a slice of bread warm from the oven?



This recipe is so easy that even a novice will have success...I promise. And it only takes just a little bit of time.  It freezes beautifully as well.   I've been making this recipe for over 30 years and it's never failed... not ever.  It's versatile...you can make it whole wheat, rye or white as I did here since we were taking dinner to a family from our church.  You can bake it in bread pans, braid it as I did here or shape it into fun shapes for the kids.

The crumb is fine and beautiful...perfect for sandwiches! 

See that gorgeous shine?  That comes from brushing the bread with an egg wash before baking...you can see the difference it makes if you look at the loaf on the right where I missed a spot.

You can find the recipe on the Recipe link at the top of the page. 

I've been working on DT projects so it's been a busy week even though I haven't posted every day.  We are also getting ready to remodel the master bath...circa 1988.  Waaaay overdue!!    I'll have before and after pictures for you.

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