Making Bread

Part of being home is nuturing and nourishing the family.  After husband read In Defense of Food, a renewed sense of commitment to nutritional quality and wellness arose.  I find it difficult to buy manufactured loaves of bread.  Hopefully this is a practice that will last because the allure of homemade bread is irresistible and extremely enjoyable.

Many thanks to this book for making it so easy, though it does eat a chunk out of our refrigerator.  I know I’ve mentioned it before.

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I think it’s worth it, though, and I’m sure the kids do, too.

our artisan bread

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For Love of Bread

caseysbread03-09.jpgJust when I’m thinking I need to be reducing my wheat/gluten consumption, my husband’s passion for flour-based foods finds yet another outlet — Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.

No, he doesn’t have it down to five minutes — yet.  Yes, it is delicious, and he’s just getting started.  He’s already made this concept of bread at least six times, one of which included making four (or was it six?) baguettes!

When it comes to food, bread is about as basic, nourishing and nurturing as it gets.  Sharing with others makes it even better.  So, if you happen my way, don’t be surprised if I offer some bread — that is, if the kids haven’t eaten it all. 

Now, we’ll have to see if we can bake it in the outdoor oven without burning it!

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