Freshly Baked Bread

Whenever I hear about someone baking his/her* own bread, two things occur to me. First, there is always some excitement and pride in his/her* voice. It seems like s/he* feels a very strong ownership not only in the product but in the process and the recipe. Second, I realize how much I like baking bread and tell myself that I simply must do that sometime soon.

Since there is no time like the present*, last night I dove in. I used the same "recipe" that I've been using for years: bloom some yeast in some warmish water, then add some salt and flour. Since this recipe relies heavily on the baker's interpretation of "some", the bread always seems to turn out a little different. One thing is always the same though; it comes out of the oven warm and always seems to make great toast*. Add a little peanut butter and homemade jam and you've got yourself a treat.

Someday I might branch out into fancy breads like ciabatta, challah, etc. but this time around, all I was wanting was the feel of dough beneath my palms and an aroma to fill up the house. Done and done.
Wednesday February 27 2008File under: food

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on Wed 27th Feb, 2008 03:04 pm PST Saxtor said:
Challa at yo boy! Baking bread is da BOMB!*
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on Wed 27th Feb, 2008 03:17 pm PST mandy said:
looks yummy! i want some
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on Sat 01st Mar, 2008 06:09 pm PST Dave B said:
Bread is tasty, even though I don't often bake (or eat it) much these days.Regarding the use of "their" as a non-gender third person possesive, uber-grammarian/linguist/psychologist Steven Pinker believes that your desired mode of expression is actually correct...at least from the standpoint of an inherent "language instinct" and "universal grammar" that he asserts human beings possess.
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on Mon 03rd Mar, 2008 08:15 pm PST Dan B said:
Try branching out and making bread using a sponge (not the one in the sink). As far as the his/her, why not use "one's"?
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