Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Homemade Bread





I've been baking bread for several years now, and even bought a Nutrimill so that I could grind my own grain two years back. I loved everything about homemade bread, except that I couldn't get it to toast well.

As time went by, I found myself getting lazier about the bread baking. I used up my wheat, and started buying store bought loaves once again. It didn't taste near as good as the homemade loaves, and I decided to get back into the habit of baking once or twice a week, depending on our needs. I tried a new recipe, and what do you know! This bread toasts perfectly, but is nice and soft when eaten fresh.

My family was very appreciative when I went back to baking our bread fresh, and after reading about the dough conditioners used in nearly every brand on the market, I'm convinced that homemade is the way to go.

Do you buy your bread, or make your own?



6 comments:

Terri said...

Make it! However, I've never had a problem with the toast factor. In fact, quite a few of the recipes I use make excellent toast.

Karen said...

Both...especially in the heat this summer, I was buying my bread. I'm back to making it now that the weather has cooled down.

I got a nutrimill a couple months ago but haven't used it yet. I am finally almost out of flour so plan to try grinding my own soon, once I buy wheat berries. Your info on the additives in commercial bread was news to me (I've never researched what goes into my food-maybe I'm too afraid of the ick factor?).

Thanks for the info-I know it will motivate me the next time I'm feeling too lazy to make my own bread.

Mrs.Rabe said...

I have that dvd! I like their recipes.

I have fallen back to buying but am going to start back to making bread weekly!

I did make pumpkin bread this morning.....

Deanna

Cynthia Berenger said...

Dear Tracy,

Like Karen, I bake during the cooler months and buy during the summer. I used to bake all year, but my tolerance for heat has lessened in the past couple of years. The bread I purchase is made locally and is kosher, so it lacks l-cysteine.

I wonder why you experienced problems with toasting home-baked bread. How interesting!

Agape always,
Cynthia

Margo said...

I make our bread. It's such an easy recipe (sourdough) that it's really not much trouble. Occasionally I make yeasted French bread, bagels, or buns.

JMB Ranch said...

Make my own. I use the bread maker alot because it is SO easy. But I do like the oven baked the best. My husband made an "outdoor kichen" on the porch which keeps the summer heat out. Even a roaster over will work outside!

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