Thursday, June 4, 2009
Heirloom Bread Baking
My dear friend April posted a thread on her blog the other day with a family recipe that sounded delicious. However, this batch makes 6 loaves at a time, so it all has to be done by hand. This morning I was up for the challenge and set to work on making a weeks worth of bread all at once. Normally, I just do 2 loaves at a time and I cheat and use my Kitchen Aid, so this was going to be a fun new experience of doing it all by hand. My only problem was...did I actually have a bowl large enough to hold all those ingredients? I used the biggest one I could find and trust me there was little to no wiggle room. So, if is going to become a beloved recipe in our family I will have to invest in a much bigger bowl. I have to say it was a lot of fun and quite the work out too. But all in all very easy to do, as with all homemade bread baking it's just the investment of time.
I just took all of them out of the oven and I cannot tell you how amazing the house smells. I can't wait for them to cool down a bit so I can cut into a loaf and spread some yummy homemade strawberry jam on it. If you want to give this recipe a try go over to April's Blog and grab the recipe. Thanks to April for sharing this family treasure!