Saturday, 26 November 2011

Breaking Bread

kneading dough
 Now Chris took the car to work yesterday, leaving me and his father effectively marooned in Trelawnyd on a rather bleak and stormy day.So in the way of some occupational therapy, I decided to teach Richard to make bread
He seemed to have enjoyed the experience!


20 comments:

  1. There is nothing like making your own bread by hand and better still is the delicious aroma when it is baked!

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  2. It looks fine. Did it taste fine too?

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  3. This is the most basic, and the most satisfying, of all food preparation. And when it comes out 'just right' it's also the most pleasurable. Well done.

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  4. Next of all you need to teach Richard about fashion for older men. He should be wearing a Harris Tweed jacket with leather arm patches, a cotton check shirt and a woollen khaki-coloured tie instead of that youthful fuchsia coloured jumper from Matalan.

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  5. A lovely way to pass a stormy day - I can smell it baking now (I wish). Did Richard find that his nails were really clean afterwards? (My daughter once commented on that effect - after we had eaten the bread!!)

    YP: What is Matalan?

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  6. I've come so close to buying automatic bread-makers before, but that's not the same as this, I expect.

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  7. I can almost smell it...drool!

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  8. Lovely John...sharing your expertise in the kitchen! Nice looking loaf too and I bet it smelled yummy whilst cooking!

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  9. Anyone that takes the time to make bread these days gets high marks in my book, and an invitation to drop a loaf by anytime!

    By the way, I'll confess to you that I always bring freshly baked rolls to a church dinner, someone's home for dinner etc. Everyone thinks that they are homemade but they are really made from frozen bread dough...

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  10. That looks a cracking good loaf for a novice breadmaker. Well done, Richard. x

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  11. How nice of you to show him the ropes! Looks very good!

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  12. Back in South Africa I don't often bake bread as the bakery or cafe is around the corner. Now living in a remote African valley, however, I bake regularly as the bakery is MILES up a mountain dirt road. I love that you taught Richard to bake bread - his first attempt looks good, I bet is smelt heavenly while baking and tasted delcious. BTW, John, I don't think this post is at all boring (refererring to your next post about this post!) Greetings, Jo

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  13. Bravo! I'd enjoy that.

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  14. Ooo! Yummy! My lady bakes bread for her wee lambs so that they can have a nice treat to make them gain weight. xoxoxo

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  15. Nice job Richard!

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  16. MMmmm, the bread looks great. Good on Richard for giving it a go! and for you teaching him, of course.

    megan

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  17. That's a great looking loaf of bread!

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  18. Looks like he did a great job!

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