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Homemade Bread Warm and Fresh From the Oven

Posted by on 2 February 2011

Our favorite meal is fresh vegetables with a loaf of great bread. And it can't get better than homemade bread warm and fresh from the oven. That's not always possible to have of course while traveling. But while settled here in Mesa Arizona for a few weeks, we're having homemade bread every day!

This morning I made two loaves: one white and one wheat. We sliced the wheat and made veggie sandwiches for lunch. What a treat! Some days we make round loaves and other times braided rounds. Those are great for pulling apart and dipping into olive oil and balsamic vinegar. And warm, fresh from the oven bread spread with real butter - does it get any better?

When we leave Arizona at the end of February you can bet I'll have made a loaf or two to take with us on the road that day. We're stocked up on supplies now. Just bought a new jar of yeast yesterday, another big bag of wheat flour and last week purchased the 25 pound bag of bread flour from Costco.

So if you're anywhere near Mesa and would love some fresh homemade bread, give us a shout!

6 Responses to Homemade Bread Warm and Fresh From the Oven

  1. Tom Bentley

    MMMMM, homemade bread. Everything: the smell, the way it slices, its rich texture, it's toothsome taste. Yes.

  2. Tom Bentley

    Hey, did I put an apostrophe where there's no contraction nor possessive? God, it's the thought of homemade bread, intoxicating...

  3. Sue L Canfield

    I think we can forgive you Tom for that slip. I meant to post the recipe as well so I wouldn't forget how I do it.

    3/4 cup hot water
    3/4 cup cool water

    Add 1 tbsp. sugar and 1-1/8 tsp salt. Dissolve and mix thoroughly. Add 1-1/2 tspn. yeast and let set for 5-10 minutes.

    Add 2 cups bread flour and 1-1/2 cups wheat flour. Add any spices or herbs you may want. Combine thoroughly.

    Let rise for 1 hour. Punch down. Shape. Let rise another hour.

    Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.


  4. Courtney Baker

    Stay warm! I hear Arizona is getting cold.

  5. Joel D Canfield

    Yes, Courtney, it was freezing last night. As in 32 degrees. We're staying inside!

    And Tommy, a little verse to ease the pain:

    A pox on thee!
    A pox on thee,
    Superfluous apostrophe!

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