I do! My Grandma Minnie and my Aunt Elsie in a farm house kitchen in Iowa! It was summer and we were visiting all the way from Texas. And although the highlight of the trip was seeing my cousins who laughed at our yep and ya'll Texas accent, the homemade bread has been the most enduring memory!
In moments of nostalga and memories of that homemade bread, I've attempted to bake bread the old fashion way with a crockery bowl, an embroidered dish towel, loaf pans, a wooden spoon and an apron sprinkled with flour. Funny how one remembers the little things, but mostly I wanted to experience the smell and the taste of that warm slice of bread sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon...and my Grandma Minnie shooing us out of the kitchen to sit on the back porch steps eating 'Sugared Homemade Bread".
Okay, enough of the Old Fashion Way! Good Grief, Sue, it's 2011.
Minnie and Elsie would be amazed at todays Bread Making Machine,
and would be hanging up their floured aprons and using that yellow crockery bowl for apples and oranges.
Is She not a Thing of Beauty? Crockery bowl, wooden spoon, floured kneading board and oven all in one!
I posted about that Challenge for Pink Saturday. It's in the post below...
Bath Baking Bread Pudding.
If you have never used the Water Bath-Bain Marie Method, you'll want to see what that is all about. I'm here to tell you....it's very
Innovations for this Bread Pudding recipe...besides the Water Bath...were the additions of finely crumpled 'Flopped First Baked Bread', a couple of tablespoons of Texas Peach Jelly to reduce the amount of sugar, and low fat milk.
The Greatest Challenge in my Bread Making is the use of Wheat/Gluten Free Flour!
It's been a Trial and Error Old Fashion Baking Bread Series of Flops!
Until Now! Thank-you to my New Oster Bread Machine and the Express Bake Setting!
Thank-you Thank-you to My Sister-In-Law Linda...she's a GlutenFree Bread Machine Baker!
And Now some of the Rewards.....
Loaf of Bread
French Bread Sticks Breakfast
...and Memories of my Grandmother Minnie's Home Sweet Home.
at The Little Red House