resolution no. 1

i've spent a lot of time thinking about what i want to accomplish this new year.
over the next few days i'm going to share what i resolve to do in 2011 with you.

bake homemade bread for everyday use instead of buying it at the store.

this is something my mom does and i've been wanting to give it a try.
we got a bread slicer and wheat grinder from my parents for christmas,
and i took really good notes when i made bread with my mom earlier last month.
here are pictures of jared and i giving it a go last week.

it's a cracked light wheat bread that uses some bulgur wheat.
i use my kitchenaid mixer to make the dough,
and then it's a process of kneading and rising followed by rolling and rising.

each batch makes two loaves, meaning i probably only need to make
bread twice a month or even less.
i'll freeze a loaf once it's made and then use it when needed.

mmm. honey + butter.

bread slicer.

sliced bread.

so there you have it. resolution no. 1.


Chelsea said...

i love homemade bread. in my next life (with more energy) i'll do this one with you. let's hang out!

VoNique and Jared said...

Wow, that's ambitious! I think Jared wants to do that some day. With some support from me that day would probably be today, but I'm not as enthusiastic about the idea. Let me know how it goes!

Candice said...

Word of advice: make it in bulk. I know you can do it! Your home will be a little more like heaven with the heavenly bread smells.

Amy said...

Oh I would LOVE to do this. Nothing beats home-made bread. And I may have just found a bread slicer on Overstock.com.