Thursday, October 16, 2008
Later that day, I talked to my friend Amy, who is a lot more ambitious than me and who had come home from the class and actually repeated the process at home. I, of course, figured I would eventually make the bread, but would put it off for a little while like I usually do and then would probably never actually get around to making it. Well, Amy invited me to come and try what she had made. It was great! So great in fact, that with a little encouragement from Amy, I decided to come home and try it myself. I was only going to make 1/2 of the recipe because the whole recipe makes 4 loaves and I wasn't sure it would all fit in my Kitchen Aid. So I put in half of the amount of flour and then continued reading the recipe and put in the next 3 ingredients and then realized I had forgotten to half them. So I ended up having to make the whole batch anyway. In the end, I think it turned out pretty good. My friend, Emily, tried it and assured me it was great, but I think I still have some room for improvement.
So, after months of saying I am going to bake my own bread (ever since I bought all that wheat!), I think I might actually do it now! Amazingly, I think this was my first time ever making regular bread! Using yeast has always kind of intimidated me, but this recipe was so simple and quick, I might be able to handle it!
I made 3 loaves of wheat bread and 2 little round loaves of artisan bread (I think that's what they are called) with Italian seasonings. I even got cute little bread bags to put them in! And yes, I was so proud I took a lot of pictures.....
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
So since my last bread post, I have made the bread by myself. I did think about calling my friends before I started just to make sure they were home in case of a repeat episode. I did fine and felt confident enough to take the recipe to my moms while we were there for Conference.
My mom, sister-in-law Rachel and I made Chicken braids for dinner and a cream cheese dessert. While we were finishing up, the kids went on a strike with homemade banners and even made one year old Makayla a banner and they all marched and chanted "We want breadsticks! We want breadsticks!" Then my dad and brother got into the action, until I gave in. I was extemely outnumbered. I did say however that the men had to make this batch. My dad and brother were up for the challenge, and of course were successful the first try. They did it all from start to finish minus the clean up of course.
We had a lot of fun, but can I just say one can only eat so much bread. It was a ton of bread. I love making bread, it makes me feel like I have homemaking skills, Wooo Hooo!!!
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Directions to the Home:
If you are coming from the South or the North, take the Bangerter Hwy, exit and head West. Loop around until you see Walmart, Home Depot (13400 S) take a left. When you get to Smiths take a left, take a right on Mirabella, left on Emmaline, and a right on Butterfield Pkwy. The home will be on the left on Fort Pierce Way. Its accross from Butterfield Park.