I went to the store the other day to find that the cost of a loaf of my bread has risen to $9.19. Needless to say, on top of everything else I have to prepare from scratch, I’m now baking my own bread as well.
Before you wax nostalgic about the tactile joys of kneading dough, I eat a rice-based diet. The less you handle it, the better. Baking bread with a non-glutinous grain is more of a series of science experiment than something you remember doing by your loving grandmother’s side.
If I could get Toby to do even part of the cooking, it would make life so much easier. Sadly, he just eats the ingredients.
Cook whatever you want, I’m taking a nap.
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I DO HAVE A BREAD MAKER .AND YES,, THE SMELL OF AND TASTE OF HOME MADE BREAD IS DIVINE !
I can’t wail till I get the hang of making bread with my ingredients. 😊
I have enough trouble with ordinary bread….though that has improved since being presented with a mini professional bread oven that squirts steam onto the bread. The dogs sit in a row as I put in the loaf tins, waiting for me to press the steam button at which point they all go wild.
At least it amuses them….
Ha! It’s funny how dogs insist that bread is dog food. I never heard of a professional bread oven before. What does the steam do for the bread?
Makes for a damp atmosphere so that the loaf rises more and caramelises the top so giving a nice brown crust on top.
Hmm, I wonder if there is a way I can do something like that with a regular oven? I’ll have to look into it. 🤔
You could put a bowl of boiling water in the base of the oven just before the loaf goes in.
Another way to get more rise on the loaf is to cover it with a cake tin or similar when you put it in the oven and take the tin off about ten minutes later. Keeps the moisture in and helps the rise.
I’m going to have to give both a try. Thanks!
HA! Toby! 😀 💩🥣🍫🥳 You’d think people would just appreciate anything you cook! 😉 😛
Ooh! Your homemade bread sounds heavenly! 🙂 We don’t eat much bread. We can still get 12 grain bread or whole wheat bread for between $4 and $5.
One time, on vacation, we stayed with friends who had just gotten a bread-maker. The hubby made a different homemade bread every day the week we were with them. 🍞🥖❤️🫓🍞
Wowza! Delicious! But too tempting and too much bread! HA! 😀
PATS and RUBS!!! 🐶
PS…Hey, Toby…I’d rather nap than cook, too! 😉
Mommy says sometimes she feels she is moving backwards. The other night she made a meatloaf using bread she’d made. She served sweet potatoes from the garden, green beans from the garden, rhubarb sauce (also from the garden), and a blueberry pie made from scratch using blueberries she grew and picked. Aren’t humans s’posed to get everything from Grub Hub and not do this nonsense?
That “nonsense” is way way way better than anything from GrubHub! Yum! and Yum!YUM! 🙂
The problem for me is that my labor gets no recognition. For some reason it only counts if you do a different job and then buy your food for delivery. ☹️
Aw. 😦 That’s not right. 😦
I would definitely appreciate your labor and cooking! 🙂
If only you could convince the world. 😔
For me earth chocolate is best enjoyed in the evening before bed
Geordie and I like it best when it’s been raining. Mmm…it has the best texture. Kind of chewy and bursting with flavor! 🍫 – Toby
Omgoodness, every ounce, just the cutest. Best of luck with your homemade remedies
He may look innocent, but don’t be fooled. He’s secretly evil. 😈
All I can say is “Let’s go Brandon.”
Amen to that. I don’t know what I’d do if we actually had inflation.
Boooo to inflation! But remember it’s all in your imagination!
You really do seem like you have a lovely life though. Snowman building in mid-November, gardening, artisan level skills of painting, knitting, sewing, book writing, family, culinary skills and, of course, terriers!
Just do the pretend eating thing with the earth chocolate for the terriers. They will never know the difference. 🙂
Whew, glad I am only imagining the inflation.
I’ll say “nom nom nom” a lot so that Toby thinks I’m enjoying my earth chocolate. 😊
If only I could rise above poverty level, I might be able to appreciate these things. As it is, most days I can’t breathe from fear.