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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. Mmmm...my 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.

7 comments:

  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

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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...

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  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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