Friday, March 26, 2010

Homemade Bread

First loaf of bread with my breadmaker! This makes me remember when breadmakers were first introduced back in the 90's and I loved it, I swear I was one of the only people in our house that used it. I remember there was many a loaf that were way to dense, more like a brick than anything else but there is nothing like the smell of rising bread, or the smell of baking bread for that matter.

I was reading Animal, Vegetable, Mineral by Barbra Kingsolver and throughout the book they would briefly mention that her husband was the bread maker of the family, and would make their daily loaf. It was never fully talked about, but again briefly mentioned throughout until the very end where Steven Hopp comes forth and mentions that he has been making these daily loafs with, you guessed it, a breadmaker. It was at this point that I could not get over the fact that this whole time they were using a breadmaker; it reminded me of when I had one myself. Oh the nostalgia!

I of course got on the phone with my mom to see if she in fact still had that ol' breadmaker. She unfortunately did not. According to my mother she had just recently given it away to Goodwill. So as a result my number one birthday present request was a breadmaker. This was probably for the better as I am sure the technology has improved since the first attempts. I know it is one more item on the kitchen counter but I think there are ways around it (I am omitting my future IKEA plans to make my kitchen space more user friendly and storage friendly I am sure that will be filled in in the future), and it is .50₵ a loaf people you can't argue with that! I was incredibly excited about getting this breadmaker, a joy that one can only assume others truly will not appreciate or understand, but I am oddly ok with that.

(notice how the bread is nice and airy, lots of holes and bubbles not dense at all, YES!)

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