Saturday, January 05, 2013

Daily Bread


I am enjoying this candle cup that shows a word when the light comes through it. I seem to be only able to find these at Christmas time. I would like to see more of them in other colors, with other words, as well.

This is the daily bread I have been making. I believe my own health has improved since I've not been eating commercial bread. I watched the demonstration here  and found the recipe here, and very workable. Just make sure it gets a proper rising period and do not be in a hurry. Paste her recipe from her blog onto a page and you'll have a nice printed copy for your recipe collection. 

I have been eyeing the recent post on Tea With Friends, from my blogroll, and wanting to try that crumpet recipe.



I find it interesting in the Lord's Prayer how Jesus instructed his disciples to pray for something as simple as daily bread. (Matthew 6:11).* For our daily care, even though He already knows what we need, he still wants us to pray.  
*Just linger on the reference and the scripture should pop up in another window.



18 comments:

Mrs. B said...

Thank you for this, I watched the demonstration and it seems very doable. Can you believe I've NEVER made bread from scratch before? I don't have one of those big mixers or a bread machine, so it's nice to see a way of making bread that doesn't require that. :)

Mrs. B said...

Oh and I forgot, I LOVE the candle. Words like that are so inspirational.

LadyLydia said...

try to follow the instructions exactly and it should turn out okay. If your house is cold, turn on oven to lowest temp, let it heat to that low temp, then turn it off, and set the bread in it with door open ( or shut, if it is not too hot inside)

Sarah said...

Mmm, it looked so good I just made the dough. Trying to wait patiently for it to rise. Praise God for good eats. :]

Mrs. B said...

Thanks for the added advice...We live in the north and keep our home on the cool side, so I will probably need to do this. :)

Anonymous said...

I will most certainly try this! I like making bread, but I don't do it on a weekly basis. Yesterday I made a focaccia & we used it for toasted sandwiches...so yummy!

Brenda

Anonymous said...

I don't think my first comment got through so I will try again....this is a lovely and fun post and it was very useful to watch the baker make her bread.
LM

Joluise said...

If I have trouble getting my bread to rise, I heat up a wheat bag (2mins in the micowave) and wrap it around the base of the container. I then cover the wheat bag with a tea towel to keep the heat in. I might use 2 bags if necessary. This is a cheaper way rather than turning on the oven. It works very well.

LadyLydia said...

You can also set bread to rise on any warm surface: the top of the stove while you are cooking something else, or when burners are turned on for any reason; the top of the cabinet where the dishwasher is going, if you have a dishwasher, or between the crockpot and your teapot or coffeemaker. Any warm place --even on a chair near a heater that has been turned on.

Anonymous said...

I get my dough to rise in the following way: I fill a large plastic basin with two kettles full of boiling water, then place the bowl containing the dough in the basin and cover the whole thing with a tea towel. It usually rises to perfection within two hours. (You can top up the water in the basin if it starts to cool down, but it's not usually necessary.) I should add that this method was my husband's idea!

LadyLydia said...

You can also put a pan of boiling water in the bottom rack of your oven, and then put the dough pan on the rack above it. Close the oven door and it should warm up the dough enough to raise it.

Anonymous said...

Here is another way to rise bread dough in a cool house provided you have a microwave oven. While you're kneeding the dough, take at least a cup of water and put in a glass pyrex cup. Place it in your microwave and heat the cup of water for 3-5 minutes. You want the water to boil and make steam and heat up the microwave. When you're ready to set the bread to rise, put the bread in its bowl and quickly slip the entire thing into your warm microwave. If you have the space, leave the warm water in the cup in the microwave also. Leave it to rise. You do need to remember to NOT use the microwave while your dough is rising.

Anonymous said...

Nothing smells better and says "Home" more then fresh baked bread.

Commercial bread now days doesn't smell or taste as good as bread did when I was a child. I think its because of all the dough conditioners and preservatives that is in it today.

I used to make whole wheat with honey and real butter before allergies.

Mrs. J.

Anonymous said...

I will definitely be making and baking the French bread! So glad to learn that it's quite simple to do....thank you Lydia
LM

Anonymous said...

Mrs. J....it could be that soybean oil is in most breads today....that is bad stuff for us to eat...the cheapest oil there is and that's why the bakers use it. We really are so much better off making our own bread....at least we can do that, don't you think?
LM

Anonymous said...

All the bread rising techniques are so useful!
LM

Anonymous said...

I love making french bread, and it is one of our family's favorites. I use 1/2 whole wheat. We love cutting the loaves in half and making french bread pizza. so good!
Also I make our own garlic bread with the french bread.
blessings - carol

LadyLydia said...

I will close comments, as this post is getting a continual stream of spam

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