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I'm a lover of vintage times and simple elegance of another era. I'm waiting a while for my special little farmhouse. While I'm waiting, I'm making good use of my time creating lovlies with my crochet hook n thread or yarn, and baking and cooking from scratch for my family.

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Take your needle my child and
work at your pattern it will come out a
rose by and by. Life is like
stitch at a time taken patiently.

~Oliver Wendell Holmes 1867~

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

All Homemade bread is not created equal...

I've been baking bread for years, longer than I care to admit. Lately, it has become something less of a satisfying experience, and I questioned by it from the store.. Perish the husband..just looked at me, with that blank stare. Why he asked.  I gave some ridiculous answer about how it is a waste of my time and the boys don't seem to enjoy it as much, and frankly neither did I. I've kept my eye out for a recipe...It isn't a waste of time, but rather supplies when it doesn't turn out...

Stopping to visit, I parused around & found her bread category...she has as you will see 2 beautiful loves of bread on display...with a link to where she got the recipe...and so being a good neighbor, I am going to do the same here at my place..

.But first...a little bit of show n tell...why don't we?

Look at all this frothy wonderfulness, after 1 hour 

Risin in the vintage bowl, which was my mom's....
a lovely pale yellow bowl..

the bread on the the new recipe...the one on the left
is from the previous recipe...and....

The pan on the left, is a silicone pan..which are ok for baking in, but
maybe not so much allows the bread to expand sideways and so it bakes short & squat....

This recipe is a I send out thank you's to
Simply Homaking
Stacy makes cents....

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Beansieleigh said...

Oh my gosh, I KNEW I smelled something delicious baking from your way Ethel! Might you have the coffee on too?.. You know? Yesterday I was thinking of doing some baking, but was too busy with other things. I woke up this morning, wondering if I might squeeze it into my schedule, and I think you've talked me into it! I just might try this recipe out myself. It sounds simple enough to make, and looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing the link! ((hugs)) ~lucy

Beansieleigh said...

Oh!.. And P.S... I've never given much thought to the shape and size of my bread pans, but I'll check my small collection of them out with a little closer look now... Enjoy your day!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Clicked over from Tilly's Nest! Your dough is beautiful and the bread looks so delicious. I like to make my own pizza dough but still can't perfect the recipe.

Michelle said...

Your bread looks great. I use to work in a bakery.The best tip I learned was to put a baking pan of boiling water in a cold oven with your bread . It works just like the steam boxes the bakeries use. I especial like using this tip in the winter since my house can be a little cool.

Candy C. said...

Wow Faith! That did work well for you!! What a lovely loaf of bread with the new recipe! It's fun to try new recipes and find some "keepers" isn't it?
I haven't posted the Black Pepper Parmesan rolls yet but have been thinking about it. :)

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh yum, warm homemade bread. :)

I'll be over in a few with some tea and jam!

Blessings always dear friend

Heidi said...

Wow Faith, that is some bread recipe. Your loaf looks like a movie star.

pattas said...

The glorious smell of home baked bread :))
Huge difference in the loaf size was amazing we just use an old bread tin from the bakehouse..(closing down sale, many years ago).
I think it can be the age of the flour that can play a big part on how the loaf will turn out..
Keep baking Faith, your bread has come up trumps :))

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loves2spin said...

I am SO happy that the recipe worked nicely for you! :)