Monday, November 24, 2008

Heads or Tails - Hands

ElinorD kneading bread dough

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This week's theme/prompt is:
HEADS - Anything you can do with your hand(s)

Something I really enjoy doing with my hands is working with dough and kneading bread.  Because of that, I put off buying a breadmaker for quite some time.  I did eventually buy one, but I still really like getting my hands into the dough and making my bread the old-fashioned way.

In the past couple of years I have been making sourdough quite regularly, and I mentioned last week that I made probably the best bread ever.  It was sourdough.  If you're interested in my recipe, you can view it here, complete with pictures.  What made last week's bread extra special, at least in my opinion, was the way I baked it.  A while back I saw a bread recipe on Good Morning America, and it looked so good that I just had to copy the recipe - here (the 1st one) - and try it.  And, yes, it was amazing.  So, I decided to bake my regular sourdough that same way, and it turned out looking absolutely gorgeous:

It tastes amazing, too.  The only problem is that there are a few extra holes in the bread.  I don't think I worked it (with my hands) enough when I was forming the loaves.  Next time I'll get it right.

Heads or Tails is a fun weekly meme hosted by Skittles.

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  1. I used to make homemade bread ages and ages ago. Seeing this loaf here is making me drool. I can almost smell the freshness. Where's the butter??? :)

  2. After seeing that bread, it's time for me to have a break and eat. I can almost smell it.

  3. i love the taste of freshly baked bread. i have always wanted to make some of my own. yours looks great

  4. YUM!!!! And not only working with the dough [I like making bread by hand also] ---I LOVE the smell of yeast.

    My "hands" Heads or Tails is posted. But you'll need to scroll below the last of my King's Ranch series.

  5. Looks so yummy! :) Thanks for stopping by and happy HOT day!

  6. I've never before made my own bread, but have wanted to for a long time. Maybe I'll do it sometime in the near future. Of course, I'm sure my 1st attempt will be miserable. It's always that way. lol

  7. I lovde home made bread, but must confess that I use a bread making machine.


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