Today's Quote

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

Friday, January 22, 2010

Bread Making Tips

I have been making my own bread for several years now. I started with a bread machine and simply didn't like it. I didn't like the recipes and I didn't like the shape of the loaf. So, I started doing it the traditional way. Most of the time my bread turns out good, some of the time my bread turns out.....not so good. My bread tastes wonderful, but I sure would like to have some pretty loaves of bread to sit out for supper. Mine are not so pretty all of the time. I simply cannot get my bread to be consistant. So, Farmgirl Fare has gorgeous artisan breadbaking skills. She has been kind enough to post her very best tips to baking beautiful breads on her blog...Farmgirl Fare. She also has many many recipes on there and so this year, I think I will work really hard to follow her advice and have a better bread baking year. Maybe I can get it right this time, although the chickens certainly don't mind the failures. God bless.


Marmee's Pantry said...

Thanks for the link. I've been making my bread for quite a while, too. I use my bread maker for kneading the dough & the 1st rise, then I do the 2nd rise & bake it in my Pampered Chef loaf pan.

Blessings from Ohio...Kim W<><

Kelly said...

That's a good idea, Marmee. I read an article in Mother Earth News about bread baking that I really liked. I checked that magazine out again last Saturday to read again and wouldn't you know it-we get flood conditions and spend days prepping and dealing with that instead!

Thanks, Kat for the link!