Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I'm a Bread Baker!

I DID IT! I made my first loaf of bread yesterday. I've always wanted to try to bake my own bread and when I stumbled across this recipe on I KNEW I had to give it a try.

I made some Lavender and Honey cupcakes Sunday and was super disappointed in them, so when I started on this bread Tuesday I was expecting the worst. I started by dissolving the yeast in some warm water and then adding it to the Rye flour.

By the way, I got the Rye flour at Earthfare. I'm sure they have it at Freshmarket as well, maybe even at Publix.

Then you wait for 4 hours. Yup, this process is not very fast. Maybe that's why I was so intimidated. I'm into instant gratification. After the 4 hour wait, the recipe is pretty cut and dry. Just a lot of kneading and waiting, but the result was fantastic! The recipe calls for caraway seeds. Don't skip on these, it totally makes the recipe.

ready for the oven!


This bread is so flippin' yummy! It's pretty close to the bread I get in Germany. Not perfect, but pretty close. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

I had my first piece with some butter and honey. YUMM!

The dogs were in the kitchen the whole day just waiting for a scrap of ANYTHING to hit the floor.

It was such a gorgeous day yesterday. I opened all the windows, played outside with the dogs and the baking bread filled the house with the most amazing aroma. Not a bad way to spend the day.

Happy Wednesday!


  1. Wow! You are fabulous! :) I'm a big bread baker (and former bakery owner) and I think your loaves look scrumptious. I'd love that recipe!

    Hi. I'm Brin from Blog Club. Just wanted to stop in and introduce myself. Have a great week!

  2. THANKS! I'm super excited about Blog Club. Can't wait to get started!

  3. Your loaves look divine! Cannot wait to try this recipe!