Wednesday, August 8, 2007

the butcher, me, and the candlestick maker

that's right...i am a baker. now, if you know me this may not be surprising as i am commonly baking up a frenzy during the holidays, but now i am a full fledged baker. i made bread. five loaves of whole wheat bread. wheat that i ground all by myself. (with the help of my lovely next door neighbor Julie and her handy wheat grinder.) now, i haven't decided if homemade bread will replace store bought in our daily lives (as it has in Julie's home), but i was relieved to discover that baking bread is not as hard as it seems, even the wheat grinding part, and it tastes loads better even after being frozen. i will now store wheat rather than flour, and who knows, maybe my family will be treated to homemade goodness once in a while. the possibilities are endless....right? i mean i made bread, just look at it....
(of course we had to have slices right out of the oven. Anna ate almost the entire half of this loaf.)

4 comments:

Erin said...

I'm SO impressed! It looks so yummy. But I am too preggers and HOT to bake right now....how do you do it in Arizona?!

Joanna said...

That is awesome, Britty! Thanks for posting things like that because you inspire me to try them. I love homemade bread. Is grinding the wheat easy enough??

Tonya said...

look at you! That looks so good...I am such a carb-a-holic! I could eat a whole loaf myself. You should make homemade strawberry preserves with that...that would be so martha stewart like!

...jason's a lucky guy...

Erin said...

looks so yummy and perfect!