Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Bread

Apparently I didn't get the memo that I was supposed to blog yesterday.  I figured since hardly anyone blogs on the weekend and it was a 3-day weekend, that meant it would be a blogless Monday.  Nobody tells me these things.

I will share my latest revelation with you now:

I have decided that I am going to try and make our bread from now on.  I was cleaning out the cupboard which contained hot dog buns from who knows when and it struck me as odd that the buns weren't moldy at all.  They were as hard as a rock, but definitely not moldy.

Then I remembered back to when I lived in England and the fact that I remember being so frustrated that my bread would go moldy in like 4 days.  Granted the fact that our kitchen window was constantly left open to the misty air, but still.  I am pretty sure part of it was that the bread had no preservatives.

So it freaks me out that our bread has enough preservatives that the bread petrifies before it goes moldy.  I'm sure preservatives probably aren't that bad for you.  I doubt they cause cancer or anything.  But I kind of feel like they must affect our bodies somehow.  And if I had to guess, I am going to say it has something to do with our metabolisms.

{image from HERE}


And since my parents gave us their old bread machine (for my diet and then permanently), it's not like making our own bread requires a ton of work.  Seriously.  All you have to do is put in the wet ingredients, then the dry ingredients, then the yeast on top.  Plus this way I can make sure our bread is whole wheat without all the nuts and oats and crap in the bread that Phil hates.

For now, I will be making this Milk and Honey bread recipe, using King Arthur's White Whole Wheat Flour.  It is yummy.

{found HERE}


Perhaps the fact that I have to make the bread myself will also keep me from eating so much of it.  Just a thought.  And I think it will save us some money too.

Doesn't it skeeve anyone else out that bread never seems to go moldy?

5 comments:

  1. homemade bread is so much more yummy. I agree with you about the mold too... I have the same weird feelings about produce- like tomatoes that never seem to go bad.

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  2. I'm gluten free so I make my own bread anyways, but it's definitely easy! Mines a little more difficult because it's not just a loaf and I have to put it in english muffin rings, but it's still so yummy and simple! I do eat more bread when I make it, though, simply because it's even more delicious than store bought bread. My husband isn't gluten free and now I wish I kept our bread machine! Instead I pay like $5 for a tiny loaf of some locally made bread that only lasts a few days as well.

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  3. i love making bread, and i agree with you 100%. it will be a lot cheaper for you and it is so much more satisfying :)

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  4. I didn't blog either. Are you using a bread maker?

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  5. i blogged. but it was a scam of a blog post. it had one picture and about two sentences. not even complete sentences!
    also, i would make bread... but i kind of depend on the calories i burn going to the store to buy them.

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