Monday, January 24, 2011

Bread Making

My daughter had a blog entry on making bread.  We recently bought a Breadmaker and I have made about about 5 or 6 loaves of bread.

Today, we made Applesauce Oatmeal bread using some of my daughter's applesauce that she gave us the last time we visited her.  I have made Cheese & Onion Bread, Cherry-Raisin bread (except I didn't add the raisins due to operator error (me)), Oat-Sunflower Bread and Banana-Nut Bread.

Since I am not as ambitious as my daughter, I cheat with the Breadmaker.  It is really easy, gather the ingredients (3-4 minutes), heat the water (our house is cool (in the winter) 1 minute), add ingredients  to the baking pan, insert it into the Breadmaker, choose a setting (10 cycles like basic, sweet bread, gluten free, etc.) and push size (1 1/2 or 2 lbs. loafs), crust color (light,med,dark) and press Start.  Then 3 or so hours later we have fresh bread!

The bread has been very good and cheap considering the cost of the ingredients.  Only problem is that we tend to eat it up quickly (which gives me a chance to make more, I think Garlic Bread is next).

I don't even butter my bread; I consider that cooking. Katherine Cebrian

“Religion is meant to be bread for daily use, not cake for special occasions”

“The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.” Mother Teresa

Since bread is square, then why is sandwich meat round?

What was the best thing before sliced bread?

A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government.  Thomas Jefferson

Anytime a person goes into a delicatessen and orders a pastrami on white bread, somewhere a Jew dies. 
Milton Berle

Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf; is better than a whole loaf. Gilbert K. Chesterton

Deliberation, n.: The act of examining one's bread to determine which side it is buttered on. Ambrose Bierce

bread (n( food made of flour, water, and yeast or another leavening agent, mixed together and baked • informal the money or food that one needs in order to live 
ORIGIN Old English brēad, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch brood and German Brot.

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