Friday, September 3, 2010

Photo Story Friday - Uh...who will help me BAKE the bread?

Seriously. I really could have used some help. I don't usually bake bread. In fact, this was the very first time I'd done it - with the exception of banana bread, but clearly, they are not even in the same league.

But Abby was reading The Little Red Hen. The kids had made stick puppets earlier that week and put on a little puppet show re-enacting the story. (So cute!) We had to make homemade bread!!! We even went to a friend's house for a playdate who told me exactly how to make it. She actually gave me her recipe card. She even let me borrow her Kitchen-Aid and gave me a candy thermometer to measure the temp of the water. "Just don't kill the yeast, and you'll be good," she told me.

How could I mess this up?

Um, yeah. You should have seen me just trying to pick out the right flour at the grocery store - and getting the water temp, right? You don't want to know.

Still, the kids had tons of fun and didn't seem bothered by my domestic disabilities.


So much for a big, fluffy loaf of bread...

But it was worth making it, just to get this picture...

And with a little butter and honey, it was even edible.

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Lisa and Cecily

8 comments:

Jessie Oliveros said...

It looks edible to me. I've mastered french bread only because I've made it so many times. I still have to master the loaf bread.

Emmy said...

Good for you! I have no idea how to make bread either. And that picture was definitely worth it.

Barb Phillips said...

Such a great story and wonderful keepsake photos. I have to hand it to anyone that allows children to learn in the kitchen, good for you.

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Bread takes practice. Trust me. I'm still trying to perfect it. I'm so glad it's cooling off so that we can start baking again!!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

It looks good! Whole wheat bread is much more difficult than white. Whenever I make wheat bread it turns out like a brick, but my white bread is big and beautiful. My suggestion is to use the fast acting yeast it is easier to use all ya have to do is warm up the liquids to temp and mix. (it does take practice, but you'll get it!)

Kat said...

My mom used to make the BEST homemade bread in the history of the world. I loved it. Then she couldn't find the kind of yeast that she used and the others didn't help the bread rise the way she liked so she stopped making it. :(
At least you are brave enough to try it. I'm too scared.
And, I love The Little Red Hen. :)

Ashley said...

Your bread looks beautiful to me. And nowadays you can just buy a bread-maker and make perfect "homemade" bread. It worked for my mom and she is not the best baker. (Don't tell her I said that!)

Nancy said...

Is that a Pampered Chef stoneware loaf pan I see? :) I use my stoneware all the time - THE best meatloaf has been made in my loaf pan. Seriously. (Probably helps that it's my mother-in-law's recipe and not my mom's ;) Shhh! don't tell!!)