Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Love at first bite

Thanks to my sister, I got hooked on making bread. Not by hand so much, but with a bread machine where you throw everything in and walk off and let it do its thing. Hubby bought me a breadmaker a couple of years ago and despite what his co-worker said to him ("she'll use it once or twice and then not use it again), it's been put to very good use making loaves of bread and lots of pizza dough.

More recently however, my sister turned me onto artisan bread using the bread machine. I finally made a biga, and made a loaf of Italian bread. Hubby had a slice, toasted and he thought it was manna from heaven. It will be hard to go back to regular bread after this.

Thanks sis, for inspiration yet again.

6 comments:

iasa said...

I love homemade bread, although I don't bake it as often as i would like to. My ex husband has reminded me several times that we have a bread machine, but i never remember that when it's time for bread. since you reminded me again, I will put it on the counter where it can't be missed. Maybe next time I will give it a try.

Epicure68 said...

Thanks for stopping by iasa.

I love the bread machine especially when it's too hot to turn on the oven, but we still want bread. If you have the counter space, then it's definitely good to leave it out. I use mine at least twice a week.

TeresaR said...

Whoa, which sister are you referring to? Or was it one of my multiple personalities? ;D I sure don't remember turning you on to artisan bread. I make the artisan bread using the no-knead method. Glad you're having fun

Epicure68 said...

You made artisan bread which was so tasty, I had to try it. You didn't do it overtly, just making it and having it when I was there got me interested in it.

TeresaR said...

Glad I could inspire you covertly. ;)

Epicure68 said...

You're always my inspiration. :)