Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Homemade Bread...Any Way You Slice It

Something I've been doing for years is grinding my own grain for our breads, muffins and pancakes.  It doesn't take that much more effort (especially with an electric grain mill) and the taste is spectacular.  I experiemented for months and months, making all my breads by hand, to find just the right recipe to use with my grain so I've put in my time and I know that if called upon, I've got the skills.  But OH the convenience, OH the smell, OH the joy of fresh baked bread waiting for you  in your Zojirushi bread machine at 7:00 o'clock in the morning. (Especially when you found the Zo in the thirft store for $15.00)  Ok, so if I was the kind of mom my great grandmother was, I'd be up at 5:00am making it by hand so it would be ready at 7:00am but sometimes you just have to compromise on the little things.  When my little girls come bounding into my bed in the morning, pounce on my head and say, "Mommy, it smells so good!", I thank God for my Zo, roll over and snuggle.  Life is good!


  1. Letty Hernandez BorbollaMarch 5, 2010 at 4:47 PM

    I have always wanted to try my hand at baking fresh make it sound so easy !! Beautiful photo and beautiful memories you are making for your girls !!!

  2. thats so funny, I just made fresh bread yesterday to go with our stew!Bread machines are great and you can make all different kinds of bread.The lil things in life like fresh warm bread. Life is good!

  3. Amy Rider JohnsonMarch 5, 2010 at 4:49 PM

    So all this time I thought you were making it by hand in the oven! I need to find me a zo! :)

  4. Melissa Zurn-DeckerMarch 5, 2010 at 4:49 PM

    Sounds so yummy! I really want your banana muffin recipe! The kids loved them!

  5. Melissa Zurn-DeckerMarch 7, 2010 at 10:26 AM

    You totally motivated me! I forgot I use to own a bread machine and gave it to my mom a few years ago due to lack of space and cutting back on carbs. So I borrowed it from her and am making a honey wheat bread. We buy so much bread and its expensive to buy it without sugar. I've been looking online for healthy recipes.