Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Baking Bread

         I love baking bread, I started baking all of my families breads about a year and a half ago. I took a serious look what we where eating as a family, not just bread but everything that was a convenience food and decided we could do better. I could do better. Growing up my mom, and when I got old enough I helped as well,  made everything we ate from scratch. I wanted to go back to that simplicity. I jumped right in with both feet and  I haven't looked back. When I first started I mixed the bread by hand, I loved how the dough felt in my hands, but I won't lie it was difficult. Christmas of that year my wonderful husband bought me this...

wonderful Kitchen Aid mixer, it has made my bread making much easier. I can safely say that next to my crock pot this is my favorite kitchen gadget. It makes getting to this step..

so simple, no more wrist pain! I can mix a 2 loaf batch and let the dough hook do most of the kneading for me. Then I cover, let it rise shape the loaves and bake.



  1. I bake our bread too. I use my bread machine to do most of the kneading. Then bake in the oven. I can only make 2 loaves at a time. Do you have the largest kitchen aide?


  2. HI Jill, My Kitchen Aide is not the largest, I am going to save up my pennies for one though. Surprisingly my Artisan has a lot of power, I was a little hesitant to mix my dough in it when I first got it, but I have not had any trouble.


  3. My husband gave me a KitchenAid mixer for Christmas one year, too, and I use it all the time!

    We must think alike: My WFMW post is about sourdough bread. :)

  4. Melissa I usually keep a starter going in the fridge. My family loves when I make Amish cinnamon bread with mine.

  5. Hi there, I think I have to start baking breads one of these days, it's looks like everyone enjoys it

  6. I need to start making bread regularly as well. I already own a Kitchen Aid mixer...looks delicious!!!