Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bread making

I openly admit to a VERY untrendy love affair with white carbs. Bread especially. I know white bread is very uncool and I probably shouldn't be eating it with nearly the regularity and vigor that I do but I figure with all the exercise that I do, I'm allowed my dirty little white carb secret.

Now, it's not all bad.  I don't like all the preservatives that are in commercially available bread and I got sick of paying a fortune for the fresh preservative free bread.  So enter my genius husband and his amazing internet research skills and hey very own bread maker. 

We really didn't know what we were getting when it arrived.  Would it make good bread or would it be another one of those appliances relegated to the back of the cupboard?  Well, I'm ecstatic to tell you of its complete awesomeness. For someone like me who is culinarily challenged it is not only incredibly simple to use, it makes some of the best bread I have ever tasted.  It's so good I haven't bought a single loaf of bread since I got in a month ago.

Matt went to Costco and got bulk bags of unbleached flour and yeast so it costs next to nothing to make a loaf.  And it's so simple the boys have taken on the job of chief breadmakers.  All that goes into it is unbleached flour, water, salt, yeast, a small amount of butter and sugar ( if you want it but we often leave it out). 

And the result....

Yum! Best. Bread. Ever.


  1. I love, love, love fresh, warm bread spread with real butter. I used to make at least a loaf a week in my bread machine. But now my husband is gluten free, and I can't torment him with goodness he can't eat. This week I'm experimenting with homemade gluten free bread, but I know it won't be as good.

  2. I'm ready for the taste test. ;) Also, I join you in proclaiming my love for white carbs.

  3. I love bread, and I'm not afraid to admit it! We really need to get a breadmaker...