Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Bread of Life


After watching this amazing video {via Farm Chicks Facebook page}, I could not wait to make bread. One of my favorite lunches is homemade bread with butter and honey, sliced co-jack cheese, fruit and maybe even some egg salad!

I tried the basic recipe from Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a Day - it was very easy and quite yummy {though I will reduce the salt next time!}

Homemade bread is the epitome of simple, pure and lovely!

John 6:35, "Then Jesus declared, 'I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.'"

10 comments:

Angelia said...

Wow! So simple and yet a lovely work of eatable art! I flop at bread but I always try try again....so I am certainly going to try this. I am so thankful for The bread of life, Jesus, he sustains me. Living In grace today, Angelia

*carrie* said...

Your bread looks beautiful, Mo! I checked out that book from the library last fall, and just wasn't in the mood to tackle trying it.

Someone graciously made us a lovely loaf of homemade bread earlier this week. I toasted some last night to serve with potato soup--delicious!

CheleLew said...

I know I've seen a grain mill in some of your pictures before. So I'm wondering if you used all purpose flour from the store, or if you milled some for this recipe. If you did mill some, what kind did you use - hard white? Thank you for sharing the video - it was cool to watch.

Mom said...

Mmmmm -- I imagine that your home smelled wonderful while this bread was baking! :) Love you, Mom

HeatherMavis said...

I think this means your house is back in order.

thehomespunheart said...

HeatherMavis: Ah, no - but I did make bread anyway last week!

CheleLaw: Yes, I do have a NutriMill and for this I milled hard white wheat. I buy hard white and soft white - for baking I use a mixture (2/3 hard and 1/3 white) and for pretty much every thing else, I use hard.

angie said...

Dare I admit that I've never baked a loaf of bread that required rising? I fear that I would eat it ALL before my family got a chance to enjoy!
But there is nothing better than freshly baked bread.

Penelope said...

I tried this a couple of weeks/months ago and while it rose at first it didn't after that and I had 3 really dense loaves of bread. I think I'll try again. I love the thought of fresh bread!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

OH, LOVE this....Fresh bread is always so tasty good :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Crystal said...

I've been wanting to try the recipes in that book for a while. Right now I use my bread machine set on the dough cycle, then transfer the dough into baking pans & bake in the oven. I've never liked how the bread machine bakes, turns out much better baked in the oven. Your bread looks so beautiful!