I LOVE making bread, and the taste of fresh baked bread. but maybe not 300 loaves worth.
Fewer things satisfy the nose, stomach, heart, mind and soul than warm, fresh-baked, whole wheat bread.
The ancient Egyptians had a prayer, that in the afterlife they would be granted three things: Bread, beer and sweet onions.
There’s a reason bread is called the staff of life by so many religions and cultures. In old armies they usually ate pretty much fresh meat caught on the run, as it were, the occasional loaf of fresh bread was a high luxury. In fact, the Roman insistence on having bread for their armies was one reason they conquered their world. Even unleavened bread is great fresh.
I have eaten, in Belize, roast pork with cassava bread and cassava beer. The bread was baked on flat irons over the fire and the loaves were great, fresh and still warm, especially when torn apart and dipped in the juices of the pig. Cassava beer packs a punch. Pork or fish with cassava is usual as cassava is low in protein.
Love bread. This modern, junk-science trend toward zero gluten is nonsense. Give me big, cat-heat biscuits, loaves of warm, whole wheat bread and I’m happy.
As it just so happens, I’ve been on a bread-making kick the past few weeks (pie-making got too expensive). I’m rapidly zeroing in on the perfect multi-grain bread recipe (the secret appears to be using a combination of honey and molasses for the sweetener). Tonight I’m going to experiment with making a quick bread out of Grape-Nuts. Yay, me. (That and cinnamon rolls for a party at work tomorrow.)
Cinnie rolls, YUM! I make them both with bread dough and pie dough. With biscuit dough they’re so-so. My poor Kitchen Aid mixer sure gets a workout. I actually prefer them uniced, but nobody else does so I keep a few off to the side for myself. I also love making artisan breads at home. My kids love the chocolate bread (pumpernickel with cocoa) I make. I unashamedly use both oven with stone or tiles as well as a bread machine. Bread machines can make excellent breads if you don’t mind being stuck with the shape they create. My grandson loves monkey bread as I put cinnamon in mine.
I love this bread love talk. <3
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