03 October 2007
Wednesday, I am grateful...
...for trying a new recipe and making my first ever loaf of bread!
I've wanted to make bread for a long time. I suppose I was intimidating by the thought of it. I imagined it would take a long time. I imagined that my skills with dough wouldn't be up to par. I thought it would be a lot of effort and the outcome would be a doughy mess!
I made bread last night. My grandmother gave me a thin recipe book from the 60's. I made cinnamon buns ages ago from this book and knew the recipes work. My first loaf of bread was a success! It was time consuming but it was easy. It made a lot of dishes to clean (which will be done today) but the apartment smelled of freshly baked bread. It tasted great, especially with a hot bowl of vegetable soup. I'm rather proud of myself! I know it would be easier to just get a bread machine but there is something about doing this with your own hands. I got a sense of satisfaction that I made this wonderful loaf of bread with my own two hands.
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