This time of year gives me the urge to retreat to the kitchen to bake. I love the contrast of the crisp temperatures outside and the cozy warmth and delicious smells from baking that fill my modest kitchen.
I am striving to break down barriers – particularly the intimation that come from trying something new – that keep me from learning new homesteading skills. It’s time to jump in headfirst with some of these projects. While I find that I do make a lot of errors this way, with persistence I am starting to meet some of my learning goals.
This month I really wanted to challenge myself to bake my own homemade bread. I have been following a simple Amish white bread recipe and have probably baked six loaves in the last two weeks, which I am going to take as a good sign since they haven’t even cooled before disappearing. Think warm toast and butter, egg sandwiches, French toast, PB & J… Read more