On 04/10/2012 3:52 PM, Kalmia wrote:
> On Wednesday, October 3, 2012 11:11:30 PM UTC-4, Dave Smith wrote:
>> My mother used to make bread by hand at least once a week, more
>> than a
>> dozen loaves at a time.
> Wow - was she feeding an army, selling it, freezing it ahead, or just
> had a houseful of breadophiles? I bet she was a terrific baker.
> Takes years to get that good. I admire anyone who can turn out a
> decent loaf from scratch.
There were four boys in the family. I think we went through a lot more
bread when it was home made that when it was the commercial stuff, My
father, having been raised on a (rabbit) farm was used to home made or
bakery bread and hated the commercial stuff. It was a real treat to
come home from school to the smell of freshly baked bread and my
brothers and I often demolished at least one loaf as an after school
snack. One of my sisters in law once commented that my brothers and I
were the only people she knew who didn't get excited about bakery bread,
having been used to home made.
Personally, I have only made bread a few times. It was good, but way too
much time and effort, considering how little we eat now.