Now, hand in hand with living off the land (in my mind) is making bread. Makes sense, right? So, I'm obsessed. Literally. obsessed. I could honestly make bread at any time of the day or night (I actually have) just because the interest strikes me. Now, when I started making it several years ago, I'd just throw it in my cute little yellow kitchen aid, proof, form, bake, etc. Now, I find myself excited to knead by hand. I read somewhere that you can almost feel the dough come to life, and as crazy as that sounds, it's true...and totally addicting to me. So, I am over and over trying this recipe and that recipe, tweaking this, eliminating that, trying to find my perfect bread dough. I want to buy up different kinds of bread flour, pretty little pans, and a milk glass rolling pin. I often have to talk myself out of all the things I need to order to properly make this or that. It's a sickness.
these pans I just ordered! so excited!! Want to try some cast iron, too...told ya'...sickness!
and, this! Have I mentioned that I love vintage milk glass?!
and, I need this little babies to get better and better!
Almost forgot...aside from the dough becoming alive in my hands, my favorite part is after the dough has proofed and doubled in size, I absolutely love punching it down to form. The dough is airy, and warm, and it just makes you feel like you've really accomplished something. Okay, so nevermind about my last two favorite parts...my all time favorite part...fresh, warm bread, and BUTTER...lot's of butter!
Okay, I need to stop talking about bread, it's making me want to make some, actually eat some, and I have promised myself I would lay off (at least lay somewhat off) the carbs.
How about Pinterest, folks? Yep, I did it!! I am now on Pinterest, and starting to get the hang of it! I still have so many things and ideas to pin, but I can officially say that I "pin."
Looking forward to this weekend. I should say that I'm looking forward to having my taxes finished up! Any fun plans happening out there??? Don't forget daylight savings time!
p.s. thanks for listening to me rambling about bread! :)