Thursday, January 28, 2010

Warm from the oven...

Mmmmmm. There's nothing like the smell of homemade bread baking. I don't really know why I decided to bake a loaf in the bread maker tonight. Maybe because we are supposed to be getting some wicked weather later tonight: thunder, lightning, wind, rain, hail. And having the smell of homemade bread lingering in the house makes me feel cheerier, and a little more secure as I will be burrowing under the covers.

Baking bread is one of those memories that followed me from childhood. mom was a great baker. Getting a heel (my favorite piece) just cut from a warm loaf of her bread with real butter and homemade fig preserves slathered on. Yyyyyyy-ummmmm. And don't get me started on her cinammon raisin bread, cinnamon rolls, and hot cross buns. She used to empty the fresh loaves out onto cotton dish towels.

I haven't baked bread the old fashioned way for quite awhile, but it needs doing soon.


  1. Ha ha, we fight over the end crust of a newly baked loaf in our house too. It is the best bit, smothered in butter and eaten warm. Making bread rolls to go with dinner tonight.

    Cheers - Joolz

  2. I would love a yummy cinnamon raisin recipe... do you have hers??

  3. Steph, I don't think she wrote anything down. Makes me so sad. I have a white bread recipe of hers only because I asked her for it, and she said about this much flour, about this much... You know she always made at least a dozen loaves at a time. :)

    I remember that when she made cinammon rolls, she rolled out the dough, then spread sour cream on the dough before sprinkling on the cinammon and rolling up and slicking.

  4. oooooh I love homemade bread. I wish we lived nearer as I would invite myself around for some ;)

  5. I don't believe I'll ever in my life taste a cinnamon roll as good Grandma's were.

  6. Yep... bread should be two crusts thick... Love the title of your blog.. I'm traveling on the OWOH magic carpet through blogdom... please visit me at #269!

    I commented on OWOH post too...

  7. Mmmmmm....I once ate the entire loaf when I took it out of the oven! Love those towels your bread is on also. Perfect~


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