Monday, April 09, 2012

Learning To Make Bread

   This past weekend Jonathan and I went home to Saskatchewan to spend time with my family during the Easter break. It was an incredibly relaxed time and we enjoyed hanging out on the farm, quading, Jonathan especially liked gofer hunting with my nephew and of course how can one forget the lavish Easter meal. Such a tasty supper!

   But out of the whole weekend my highlight was Friday morning/afternoon when mom taught me how to make real, genuine home made bread. Good gracious you have no idea how terrible my attempts to make bread have been. Rock hard substances would come out of my oven. I tried a couple times and failed. I was so thankful to finally have a day free where Mom could go step by step, with hands on experience in bread making.
   Turns out it's really not that hard. It's just getting use to knowing what the right consistency is and how long to wait to let the bread rise during different phases.
   I was so pleased with the end results. The bread was perfect. Well except for one loaf that was slightly burnt as we forgot it in the oven a little too long. But beyond that they were perfect! Just the way I remember Mom making them when I lived on the farm. 

   Plus the best part was using the bread dough for other sweet treats such as cinnamon buns, which was my first time to make those too. Dad also snagged a lump of dough to make this French deep fried bread, which I have no idea how to spell. I'm sure every culture deep fries bread though so it's nothing new. Regardless it's something different and delicious for the lunch table.
   Now the real test will be to one day make bread by myself!


11 comments:

GingerPeachT said...

My friend from Manitoba showed me once how to make homemade buns. It was so much fun! But when I tried it all by myself it was a disaster lol it can be tricky! I'm scared to try again lol

Mrs.Marie Lester said...

love making bread! There's nothing better than walking into a kitchen and having it filled with that warm amazing scent! I love making it by hand but I use my bread maker much more often now but making it by hand is always much funner

Courtney B said...

How FUN! I have made bread once and while it was a lot of work... it was the BEST bread I've ever eaten. I need to do it again!

lazy explorers said...

My dad makes bread at work and sometimes he brings some home. It is SO yummy!

Gentri said...

Hey, I'm coming over for lunch. Ok? k! :D

kristen. said...

yum! and Saskatchewan, the home of wheat, is the place to make bread, am i right?

A "cheery" disposition said...

I LOVE bread!!! I have always wanted to learn how to make it but I have always been to scared that it would be to hard to do. Maybe your mom can teach me ;)

Nikki @ The Ginger Diaries said...

haha, one day you'll make a great cook! just practise a little ^^ We used to bake bread at home all the time when we had this special kind of oven to do that :) It broke down years agi, but there's now a bakery only a few meters from my door! x

Porcelain complexion said...

YUM!
Nothing beats freshly baked bread.
I've always wanted to learn to bake my own bread but so far haven't, I thought it would be really hard!

Lauren said...

My husband went through a bread making phase. It was great having home made bread around! I've linked this post in my 'start your week of with..' feature.

Lauren
http://tasteslikelove.blogspot.com

Luna said...

It's the best kind too.