Bread, Bread, Bread, and a Garden

I’d like to start off by saying that if you know how to make bread, I applaud you. I’m also a bit envious of you, but in a way that motivates me to learn how to make bread.

If you asked me what my favorite kind of bread is then I’d have to say it’s sourdough. Unless donuts and cake count as bread. Do they count as bread? If they count then it’s definitely cake. Otherwise it’s sourdough. Not that I know how to make it.

Bread-making is an art lost in the last few generations.

Once upon a time, it seemed the like the majority of people knew how to make some type of bread from scratch. Unfortunately, bread-making is an art that seems to have been lost in the last few generations. I can count on one hand the number of people I know, personally, that can make bread. I am determined to learn how to make bread. It’s an unofficial ‘to-do’ on my list of things I’d like to do in life. Maybe I’ll get to mark it off sooner than later.

Yesterday a friend and I were talking about just this–making bread. I then recalled the excellent beer bread another friend’s mom used to make. I ended up texting my mom to see if she had the recipe. She didn’t, but later that day she messaged me again saying she’d gotten the recipe for me. I looked it over and it looked so easy. Not that I usually have beer sitting in my fridge.

Perhaps the old ways of bread making and gardening are really more important than I previously thought.

Maybe it’s the grocery shortage our nation is currently experiencing, when things like bread and other staples are often missing from the shelves of stores. It’s making me see that perhaps the old ways of bread making and gardening are really more important than I previously thought. Make no mistake, I actually like gardening, but I’ve only really viewed it as a hobby not a necessity. Also I don’t appear to have the green thumb of my mother and mother in law. Is gardening an acquired skill? I’m surprised the single houseplant the hubby bought me is still alive and I only have to water it once a week! I suppose now is as good a time as any to attempt to make bread.

Do you know how to make bread? If so, do you have a favorite recipe? If you don’t, do you have a favorite type of bread? Would you want to learn how to make it? Let me know in the comments! Happy Cooking!

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