Friday, May 29, 2009


    Welcome to the world of bread baking made easy!  For years I made bread the old fashion way, like my grandmothers and mom taught me.  Then, my brother gave me a bread machine for my birthday one year and bread baking was never the same. With a bread machine and five minutes of your time, you can create an endless variety of beautiful and delicious loaves of homemade bread for your family and friends. No more kneading until your muscles ache or waiting four to five hours for your bread to rise, then having to  punch down the dough, form it into a loaf, waiting for it to rise again and then finely  into the oven to bake. Kneading and punching the dough may have been good therapy years ago. It's aerobics, walking and weight training these days...I like doing my nails and going shopping as therapy!  Let the bread machine do all the hard work for you and you can go on with your busy schedules.  The nicest bonus is coming home from a busy day to homemade bread.  Try waking up any given morning to the aroma of freshly baked bread. How can any day go wrong when it starts or ends like that.  
     Because freshly baked homemade bread is made with all your heart n soul, it's a perfect gift of love that simple says thank you.  It's a special gift that's always appreciated when you're invited for dinner and want something special to take. The holidays will never be the same when you bake your favorite rolls for dinner or make a special loaf as a gift for the ones you love.  The memories of eating a freshly baked loaf of bread are treasured.
    Some of you may already own a bread machine and may be aware of all the advantages of having such a great tool.  Some may have a machine, used it, and the results were disappointing. Don't give up, sometimes worth wile things can require a little perseverance. Once you find a recipe that gives you satisfying results, it will be easy to make family pleasing bread. 
     Home made bread can be a economical and healthy alternative to store bought breads with their added preservatives. If you don't own a bread machine this maybe a good reason for you to go out and buy yourself a gift that whole family can enjoy. 
      With all their advantages, bread machines can be rather inspiring. I will try to help with useful information and recipes. Maybe you can even come up with a recipe of your own that your family and friends will enjoy.  The varieties are endless, white, healthful whole grains, rye, sour dough, sweet breads, breads with fresh fruit,  luscious coffee cakes and sweet rolls. The combinations are endless.
Before long you will be creating your own masterpieces.  You will discover how easy it is to produce a loaf of delicious homemade bread even as a beginner. 
        I will be posting some helpful tips on Thursdays that I'll call "Baking and Cooking Tips Thursdays".  These are tips that I have learned over the years. I will share info on the unique requirements of the various breads that will help you create your own great and delicious loaves of homemade bread that can be eaten by your family and friends. Bread recipes will be posted on Mondays, this will be the "Bread of the week".  
      If you have any questions please feel free to ask. I will be happy to help you make a wonderful loaf of homemade bread that comes from your heart n soul.  Remember what you make with all your heart n soul is made with Lots of Love.  


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