Thursday, October 23, 2008

bake some bread

On Tuesday, I read about Molly's new weekly commitment called one good loaf
And shortly after I was in the kitchen making a bread that I have wanted to try since I saw it on Rachel's blog this summer.  I have thought about this bread.  And that photo.  No less than 100 times.  Finally, I had the push I needed to go make it.
It was so good, that I made it again today.
Because truly, is there anything better than the smell of bread baking?
The only thing that may be better is, eating it warm, topped with the jam that you made in the summer, after reading this post.  I love how it was all inspired by blogs.  
I'm not sure if I will be baking bread every week, but Molly has started a flickr group where you can go for recipes.  What a great thing.  And the next loaf that I try will quite possibly be this one.
Vest #1 is finished.  Photos soon.

43 comments:

stitching under oaks said...

looks delicious...we've been cooking and baking here too! Something about fall makes me want to bake. I'll have to try the bread recipe. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see the vest unfolded :)

tiennie said...

Yum! Fresh baked bread.... I can't wait for your modeled shots of the vest. You always take such gorgeous photos!

nova said...

I think I shall make bread this weekend. You are a terrible culinary enabler.

nicole said...

Sigh... I'm SO not a baker. I can rock a main meal like nobody's business, but I just can't seem to find the energy or time for cookies, cakes and breads. Your blog sure makes me want to find the time... But then, when would I knit?

Stop tempting me with your deliciousness!

;)

Denise said...

My hubby has a great recipe for Wholewheat honey bread. We buy the wholewheat 'whole' and grind it ourselves :) we still use the bread machine though, it's just so easy. Can't wait to see your vest.

Stephanie said...

I might gave to cast on some toast to go with these wonderful breads taht are going around!

sue said...

The bread does look good, just the thing for a cold morning. Love the vest color and the tweedy look. Cant wait for the modelled photos.

Jodi said...

Mmmm... freshly baked bread is just heavenly. Add in homemade jam and you've got nirvana.

The vest looks great -- that shade of blue is one of my favorite colors.

Anonymous said...

Oh - I REALLY need you to stop posting all of your baking... I don't have time to clean my house for our family coming this weekend, eat dinner, or any of the things I need to get done. Yet somehow, I find time to make batch after batch of your cookies, pumpkin bread, banana bread, and now I'm thinking I need to stop on the way home to get yeast. It looks delicious...

Hege said...

Homemade bread and homemade jam, how heavenly! And the vest looks beautiful, I love the blue gray color!

lucky knitter said...

That is so true. there is nothing like the smell of fresh baking bread in the kitchen.

Ella said...

Yummmm. I'll have to try this one! We make all our bread - my husband and I eat up to three loaves a week!

Just curious - have you tried bakingbites.com? They've got some great recipes as well...

Rachel said...

Thanks for pointing me in the direction of her blog! I've just started trying to bake all our bread needs so learning about this group was very fitting. And I agree--there aren't many things better than slicing a warm loaf right from the oven and spreading some home-made jam on it!

Vicki said...

I love the smell of baking bread. When I was a stay at home Mom, I made most of our bread. The nest is empty now, so not too much bread making has been going on. About 2 months ago I got the urge to try to make sour dough bread. I bought the stuff to make the starter and got it going. I now make a loaf of sour dough bread for my hubby and myself once a week. It is soooooooo good. I do use the bread machine for the mixing, first kneading and the first rising. Then I do the rest on the bread board and in a regular oven. I had forgotten the satisfaction of having made my own bread.

Fuji Mama said...

I LOVED this post! What a great idea to start baking bread once a week. I'm not sure if I will actually succeed, but you have provided me with plenty of motivation and inspiration.

MadMad said...

Oh, I LOVE bread. More, even, than cookies.

house on hill road said...

i have to try that bread. yum! (and the vest - go you!)

Full of Heart said...

Fresh bread sure sounds good! I'm really intrigued by the sweater you're wearing in the first picture, may I ask which one it was?

KnitPastis said...

Amen to that! There is nothing like a slice of warm fresh baked bread.Your house must smell like heaven:) Infact, I am sure it does!

t does wool said...

you forgot to mention how making a loaf of homemade bread,kneading it through,makes you feel so good ;-)

Kristyn Knits said...

looks too yummy!
can't wait to see the vest in all it's glory. will you share your source for the pattern? or can we expect that it was one you created?

Jess said...

You've been busy! Your bread (and vest) look positively yummy. :)

Veronique said...

Oh, I am dying to make bread... I'm going to click on all your links and figure out which one I want to make this weekend!

sixoneseven said...

The smell of fresh bread baking makes me weak in the knees--now *I've* got this bread recipe on the brain.

Leslie said...

O.K., you've got me interesting in making some bread now. Perhaps this weekend...

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

There is nothing better than the smell of baking bread! I have some strawberry jam in the freezer - now all I need is to bake some bread!!

cyndi in alabama said...

Yumm! Fresh baked bread IS the best! Just not so nice on the hips & thighs. :( I have been trying to do a cookie a week (inspired by you!). Last one was Almond Joy Bars - oooh sooo gooood!! Quick recipe: 1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs mixed with .5 cup melted butter: press into 9x13 baking dish: blend together 7oz.coconut & 1 can Eagle Brand sweetened cond.milk (yum): pour over grah.crack.crumbs & bake 18-20 min.or until lightly brown: melt 2 cups semi-sweet choc.chips & .5 cup smooth peanut butter: stir until smooth & spread over baked bars while still warm: top with almonds: cool 30 min.: refrigerate 30-45 min.until set: cut into bars & enjoy! so easy: so good! On a knit note - you are the fastest knitter I have ever seen - great-looking vest! love seeing your family photos of vacations, girl trips & knitwear! Love your blog!

rachel said...

It turned out perfectly Leslie! I am so glad you tried that recipe...really, I am having a hard time trying any other because I love this one so much...it also makes good rolls.

kim said...

Love the vest! How clever are your to put a coordinating color around the neck? Love it!

The bread looks very yummy!

kim said...

Love the vest! How clever are your to put a coordinating color around the neck? Love it!

The bread looks very yummy!

Melissa! said...

Ok, I've taken your advice. I put all my unfinished projects in a basket and I'm picking away at them. I'm almost finished with one of the baby sweaters. To reward myself for completeing these projects will be a sweater for me and a vest for my husband - inspired by you.
Thanks for the push!

Cathy said...

I bought a used bread machine and have been making bread with that instead of buying. Not the same as kneading, but at least you get the smell of baked bread in the house. The vest is lovely.

APA said...

Delicious...and the vest, too! Looking forward to those photos. Enjoy a wonderful weekend.

Philigry said...

oh,thing I have always wanted to do, but never have....

ali said...

I'm definitely inspired to bake- loving the cool air.

Happy knitting-
ali

Tanya said...

Now I HAVE to try it too - thanks for the links.
yummmmmmmm!
Tanya

H.R.M. Queen of the Universe said...

I've been trying to beak bread, but it keeps coming out doughy instead of light and fluffy like it's supposed to, not matter how long I bake it. Any suggestions?

Daniela said...

This bread, I'm sure, have a great smell...
And surely it is very good!!

BRAVA!!!

:-)

beki said...

This is when I really hate having a broken oven!

suchthings.ca said...

That bread looks so delicious!!! It can be tricky to make homemade bread, but al so so rewarding. I just posted about the world of homemade vs the world of take-out!
Mary:)

Cinnamonamon said...

Smiley shirts, socks, vest(s), fresh baked bread... I'm behind!

Seriously though. I love how full of life you are -- you remind me to take a minute to breathe, and then to live intentionally instead of being constantly overwhelmed at what I cannot control.

...okay, enough of that mushy stuff... ;) Thanks for the link to the vest pattern, I had issues at the v-neck last time I tried to knit my own sweater vest for the boys.

...Sarah said...

I have made this recipe twice since reading your blog. My favourite way so far was last nights version baked as a pizza dough. I used 1 cup of whole wheat flour, and the rest was spelt flour. Topped it with sauce, proscuito (spelling error I am sure), florentine sausage (with spinach, and swiss cheese), and mozza and it was heaven on a pan. I have to thank you because it wouldn't have been as good had I not read your post!

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