Sunday, January 11, 2009

Success -- at last!!! Breadbaking

At last I turned out 2 beautiful loaves of bread -- & quite tasty too! I used Hodgson Mills' white flour and also there yeast and a recipe from the Barefoot Contessa cookbook. It raised beautifully in an hour and then another hour in the bread pans. I think my favorite part (besides eating it) is smelling it while it's baking. My mixer with dough hooks came in handy too so I didn't have to do so much kneading. I'll definitely be doing this more often. I promised Sage that the next time he came, I'd make cinnamon rolls.
All 3 g'kids spent the night last night and they just left. So now I'm having a grilled cheese sandwich (homemade bread) and a Dr. Pepper for lunch. I've been trying not to drink soda but I think I deserve it today.

My afternoon is being spent trying to design a shopping bag for my 100th blog posting (actually it will probably be my 120th). One of my new year's resolutions was to do something that helps the environment everyday this year so I thought a shopping bag would be perfect for today's deed. So keep a watchout in the next couple of days. It's always such a thrill for me to get a comment on my blog so this is my way of seeing if anyone is actually reading it.

Have a great Sunday!


Doreen said...

Yummmmm..this looks fabulous!!!!

Grilled cheese on homemade bread sounds wonderful.


Jenn Farese said...

The bread looks wonderful - you've inspired me to make some! Foodlion has some internet printables out for $2 off Dr. Pepper - justi n case you need more! :wink

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Yum, indeed! My mouth is watering looking at that picture! Good for you. ~Mindy

Hayley said...

Hi Jan. I met you at the shop on Monday--I bought the beautiful linen shams you had made and the Big Ben clock. I have enjoyed checking out your blog and I posted some pictures on my own today, one of that awesome clock. I'd love for you to check it out and I am sure I will be back in the store soon. It's been one of my favorite haunts for a long time now.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jan, My heart goes out to you and your family. I love you.
Peace in your Heart.
Barb Mepham-Cervantes

Ragamuffin Gal said...

A woman after my own heart! Of course you deserve a Dr. Pepper after creating that gorgeous loaf of bread ~ enjoy! Blessings, Katie