bake some bread

Thursday, October 23, 2008

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.

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43 comments

  1. 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 :)

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

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

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  4. 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!

    ;)

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  5. 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.

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

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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.

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  9. Anonymous10/23/2008

    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...

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

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

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  12. 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...

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  13. 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!

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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.

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

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

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  18. 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?

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  19. 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!

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

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  21. 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?

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

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  23. 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!

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

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

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  26. 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!!

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  27. cyndi in alabama10/24/2008

    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!

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  28. 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.

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

    The bread looks very yummy!

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

    The bread looks very yummy!

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  31. 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!

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  32. 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.

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

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

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

    Happy knitting-
    ali

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

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  37. 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?

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

    BRAVA!!!

    :-)

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  39. This is when I really hate having a broken oven!

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  40. 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:)

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  41. 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.

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  42. 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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