Sunday, November 2, 2008

One Good Loaf Deserves Another




Uh-oh.  I'm afraid I've fallen for bread making. Last time I went through a bread-machine phase, I think my husband and I gained ten pounds. I was making loaves every other day, tossing in all kinds of extra ingredients (dried apricots & nuts; chunks of sharp provolone; chocolate chips -- I think I even threw in some ham).  I think I burnt out the motor with my whole wheat breads.  Anyway, breadmaker gone, bake to buying bread.

Then Molly started a movement.  I looked at the flickr group she set up.  I read her delicious entries.  I found a lecture on line of the problems with factory made bread.  Yeah, I'm in.

Presenting, the first loaf.  Recipe:  Fast White Bread from the Joy of Cooking. Kind of ironic, because I really only buy whole wheat or artisan white bread.  But anyway, the kids loved it, and I must admit, it was good.  Started it at breakfast and had a turkey sandwich for lunch.  I really would like to progress to some artisan breads, but hey, baby steps.  I'll enjoy the process.


3 comments:

Amy said...

It's my all-time favorite cook book but I haven't tried that recipe. Maybe this week...

molly said...

I'm already finding I can't stick to once a week baking. I'm two posts behind and baked a crusty whole wheat boule' (Andrew Whitley recipe) tonight.

That book looks amazing ... trying not to buy, trying, trying ...

Marsaille said...

I grew up with JoC and my mom gave me a copy for my first Christmas present as a newlywed. You can even find out what to do with venison when someone unexpectedly gives it to you! BTW, I am in love with the blue bowl-where did you find that beaut? Here's to warming your kitchen!