Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Bread Baking Day

Today was the day I had designated to making bread for this week and next. I found an amazing recipe for an Amish White Bread and decided that this was a good easy recipe for me to cut my bread baking teeth on.  Growing up we had Swiss and German girls who lived with us to learn English. They would make these amazing braided loaves of bread that I haven't experienced since. 

Our day started with a long walk to the store to buy some yeast. Since I don't have a car now I'm having to plan things out a little better so that I don't run out of something like this and have to make an extra trip. 

It ended up being a nice walk and I'm sure I got some sun since it was so hot out even at 9:30 in the morning!

I enjoyed seeing the yeast work as the bread rose quickly.

As you can see the loaves came out just right except for the wrinkles on top. Next time I'll make them a bit smoother before letting them rise in the pan. I have to say that I am very proud of my first real bread baking attempt, and I'm surprised at how easy it was!


Mullins said...

Nice bread! I, too, have been trying my hand at some basic bread. What a nice color it came out to. Especially fun for the kids to knead and help out.

Katrina and Bill said...

Great looking bread! I bet it tasted good, too! I make wheat bread with yeast and I just can't get it to rise this nicely. It looks beautiful!

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