Bread- a poem, a quick story, pictures and a recipe :) NaPoWriMoDay 12

there is nothing quite

as comforting as

the heavenly aroma

of freshly baked bread ~

fill your home with love


Being that I haven’t been to the grocery store since March 16th we have run out of bread (among other things) I decided to Finally try my hand at homemade yeast bread.  I have to say I love baking… cookies, cakes, pies, muffins, quick-breads… and on and on BUT I made one attempt along time ago with yeast that failed and have been intimidated ever since.

But necessity and all… so I found a recipe in a cook book I have here and wouldn’t ya know it… i didn’t have all the ingredients.  I had yeast cause I had picked some up awhile back planning on giving it a try sometime…but I didn’t have any milk. BUT I remembered we do have some powdered stuff in the “emergency supplies.”  So I jumped online (amazingly enough) and searched recipes for homemade bread using powdered milk… and I found several.  I decided on this one:

Homemade Bread

Now here are the pictures of what I made 🙂 The recipe makes two loaves and I only have one loaf pan so I free-formed the other one on a cookie sheet 😉


Isn’t it lovely?  I have to say I’m pretty pleased with myself!

One note: The recipe calls for 6 to 7 cups of flour…it tells you to start with 4 cups and add a little at a time as you may not need that much…it’s true!  I ended up using about 5 1/3 cups.


~Melanie Thomason







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2 responses to “Bread- a poem, a quick story, pictures and a recipe :) NaPoWriMoDay 12

  1. YUMMMMMMMMMMM! Warm and jelly.

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