July 10, 2009
Our First Bread-Baking Session in ZurichJason, Emily and I started at 9am:
- activate the yeast with sugar and warm water
- mix the dough
- knead it
- let it rise
- punch it down
- let it rest
- shape it (and be creative with cinnamon, pecans, butter, brown sugar, poppy seeds, honey, chocolate chunks...)
- let it rise again
- bake it
And lo and behold, by 12:30pm, we had bread of our own designs!
Thanks to my mother, who baked bread when I was growing up, and passed along her recipe. What fun! My fourteen-year-old and eleven-year-old and I all enjoyed ourselves and felt satisfied in more way than one after eating some of our creations for lunch. I also thank God for wheat, yeast, children, and ovens. And summertime leisure in which to put them all together.
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Oh my, oh my! I can almost smell the bread, rolls and loves of goodness wafting from your kitchen! As your mom, I do acknowledge what you said! Astounding that I should have chosen to bake bread in a country that has such wonderful boulangeries, but I always liked the kneading part, and the aroma of the bread from the yeast to the oven part! You are your mother's daughter, and I thank God for all of the extras he packed into your personality! We are a good mixture, and I am grateful to have you as my daughter! Amen and Alleluia!
Posted by: Patricia Taylor | Jul 13, 2009 2:54:33 AM