Friday, March 12, 2010

Homemade Bread

A friend of mine gave me a jar of starter mix for bread. I had to feed it every three to five days and either make bread that day or throw a cup of the mix out. I thought--I can do that.

(I had tasted hers and it was wonderful.) So I've been making bread and freezing it or using it.



First step: let it rise overnight. (Covered)
Step 2: Divide the risen dough and put in loaf pans.






Step 3: Let it rise again for several hours.




Step 4: Bake it. (This is right before it went into the oven.)






I did a third small pan in this pic. Can't you almost smell it?





I could not supply it fast enough when the kids were here from CA. lol They ate it for breakfast and dinner. Great for making French toast, too.



It's a little work but the taste is soooooo worth it!



What have you all been up to this week?

14 comments:

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Yum! I love homemade bread! Is this sourdough bread? Years ago I had a starter for sourdough bread and it was soooo good!

Katherine

Heather said...

looks delicious! i can totally smell it all the way over here :)

Walking on Sunshine... said...

That bread looks yummy!!! Love homemade bread. Haven't been up to too much this week, just the normal craziness!! My daughter starts a course at the local community college tomorrow for her SAT prep and we took a drive out there to find the college and hopefully she'll find it on her own tomorrow! I'm still coughing. Pretty bad actually, not all the time, but when it comes it's taking my breath away. I need to call the doctor AGAIN. Enjoy your weekend!!!

Happy@Home said...

Mmmm ... that bread looks yummy. I remember doing this when I was still a newlywed.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Rose,
You are so smart, the bread looks so delicious, I love to smell fresh bread baking.

I have had a busy week, working inside and outside. our weather has been great temperature wise, just looking for some sunshine.

Love your new header and blog design.
Have a great week-end
Hugs,
Sue

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Mmmm. Wish I had a piece. Just think, my grandmother did that every day to feed her family. She told me that after lighting the stove, she'd make her dough for the day. I've got to get off my lazy you-know-what, and make some, too.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Sweet Friend,
The homemade bread looks so delicious. Nothing better then warm bread from the oven. I bet the kids really enjoyed it.

I also adore your bunny displays. You inspire me to get mine out now. I usually wait till after St. Patrick's Day. So next week end I will do some Spring decorating.
Wow what amazing hand art you shared too. Such wonderful details.

I bet you and Ceekay are having fun. I knew you were there visiting. Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Always great to see you.
Have a safe and fun trip on to CA. Enjoy your time with your family and see you again soon.

Blessings to you.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Melissa Miller said...

I went clothes shopping. Woohoo! Who knew that would make me so happy.

The bread looks delicious. I can almost smell it baking. Yummy!

Shelia said...

Hi Rose! Oh, yummy! There is nothing like home made bread! I've had a starter once and we were eating the snot out of it! Yours looks so good!
Thank you so much for your prayers.
Be a sweetie,
Sehlia ;)

Miss Janice said...

Bread is my downfall...love it! Your bread sounds delish! I've been getting ready for Spring and Easter.

Deb said...

Hi Rose - I was taught by my sister-in-law many moons ago to make home-made bread and it was delicious. I must try it again sometime. Your Easter bunnies are gorgeous. Easter is one of my favorite celebrations and I am starting to decorate now too. Just thought I would stop by. I am a new blogger so just getting the hang of this. Deb (from Carleton Place, Ont. Canada)

Splugie said...

I'm new to your blog and just catching up. So many stunning pictures!

That bread looks wonderful.

Denise said...

Sounds yummy, I once had a starter mix for Amish cake and had to do something similar with it, it turned out yummy too.
I've been baking from PW's cookbook this weekend, will be posting it to my cooking blog next week ;)

Dawn said...

I haven't made bread for a long time, but yes, I can smell it! I had a sourdough starter for a long time when I was much younger. My SIL had a recipe that she had to keep feeding - her calendar said "Feed Herman" every few days - I got such a kick out of it when I learned that Herman was her starter.