Baking Bread Satisfies the Soul

| 5/4/2010 9:47:59 AM

Tags: Susy, Bread, Cooking,

A photo of SusyNo Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation ... will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making bread.

– M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating

I love baking bread.  It's one of the first things I started making from scratch and it's so worth it.  I was pretty young when I started my baking career.  I remember making bagels and other delicious bread with my mom when I was in jr high.  I've been baking ever since.  I mostly focus on breads since I don't have much of a sweet tooth.

Bread dough

There's just something about homemade bread, it tastes so much better than store bought, it saves money, and it provides a connection with the past.

Mix of grains to grind for baking

charlie greene
5/31/2010 7:20:28 AM

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5/18/2010 12:34:25 AM

I SO want a piece of that bread and butter now! Susan Close to the Earth in Alaska

Chiot's Run
5/17/2010 2:50:01 PM

I use a large baking stone for the bread, and I have a roasting pan in the bottom of the oven with lava rocks in it. I throw a cup of hot water in this pan when I want to make a crusty artisan loaf. I actually have a HUGE stainless steel bowl that I use to mix/raise bread it and a large glass bowl. The stainless steel is big enough for my batches than use 15 cups of flour or more and the glass is enough for 6-8 cups of flour. I have an aversion to all things plastic when it comes to food, so I make sure I bought a few good glass & stainless bowls for cooking. And they'll last forever!

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