Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Bread Day

I love baking bread.
One of my favorite parts of bread making is the smell of it baking. When my dear husband comes through the door, he just smiles, because he knows warm bread and butter are waiting for him.
We bake all our own bread. I say *we* because I have the best bread-makers-in-training here. My children love it, and I can't wait for them to learn fully as they get older.
Bread making is one of the things that we do, as part of living simply and frugally.
Such a basic staple that provides such a sense of warmth, coziness, and well-being, not to mention nourishment.

I pray that my children remember fondly our bread making, and choose to pass on this tradition to their children. They will leave our home, fully grown, and fully capable of making bread and hopefully many, many other things, too.

I pray that you all had beautiful and productive Tuesday.
In God's Love, Tami


  1. Hello sweet Tami,
    Blessings on you as you nourish your family....I love the picture of your son in the leaves! Have a wonderful day sweet friend, Carrie.

  2. Oh- I love it. I've always pondered doing this. Can I ask for more details...?
    How many loaves per week do you make?
    Do you buy the flour or mill your own (is that even the proper term?)
    Do you make the same kind each time or variate between a few recipes?
    Okay... I think that's all for now.
    Thanks for sharing! It looks scrumptious!
    And there's nothing quite cozier than that smell of fresh bread. :)

  3. Thank you for the nice comments ladies :~)

    Stacy, let's see...
    I bake 6 loaves in one sitting (or standing LOL). I use a Bosch Universal. I buy my flour already milled, but a grain mill is next on my list. I use the same recipe each week for our basic sandwich bread. If I want dinner bread then I do a separate batch.
    I really do love baking bread. The recipe I use is from Crystal at The Family Homestead. There is a link to her website on my right side-bar.
    Have a great day ladies, Tami

  4. Tami,
    Thank you for the information. Can you tell me a little more about the Bosch Universal? (I mean, I've heard that many women swear by it for bread-making, but have never known why...) Is it just a bread machine? Is the perk that you can do so many loaves at once using it? I should do more research on this, I guess....
    But I think I'll be doing this someday... :)

    Thank you so much!

  5. Stacy, I went with the Bosch for several reasons. Their reputation is outstanding, they are powerful enough to handle 6 loaves of bread dough with out burning out, and just the fact that I can make 6 loaves at a time. The Bosch is a mixer that enables you to knead bread dough and only rise it once. It really cuts down on the time I spend in the kitchen. I go from the Bosch stright into my bread pans fo rit to rise. I hope this helps, there is a ton of information out there. Blessings to you, Tami

  6. OOPS- I just realized how many typos I had in my last comment.....Sorry :~) Tami