January 21, 2010

Bread....

So the other day I got this crazy idea.  While I was reading my February edition of Martha Stewart Living (which is pink by the way), I found an article on "How to bake bread".  SO I decided to bake my own bread!  OH YA!  I even planned ahead, "tomorrow I am going to bake bread"....so I had to go to the store and get some yeast.  Thanks to my mom for helping me find it!  I had no clue....  I started at 12:30pm.  Let me tell you...I had NO CLUE it would take me SO LONG to bake one loaf of bread!  Okay I have to admit, when I "read" the article I didn't really read it, I just looked at the different pictures of the different kinds of bread and said "OOOOHHH I want to bake bread!"  After covering my counters in flour, almost breaking my little hand mixer, giving my arms the best work ever, waiting for the dough to rise, then waiting some more....and some more....I finally got my first loaf of bread in the oven by 9:30pm!  GO ME!  The smell.....absolutely heavenly!  At 10:30pm my husband and I were sitting in the living room, watching Conan, and enjoying not one...but two slices of fresh homemade bread.  I put strawberry jam on mine.  Then my friend Melissa decided to shed some light on my situation and informed me that there is an easier way to make homemade bread.....it's called a bread maker.  WHAT IS THAT?!?!?!?  ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!?  I had no clue this little invention existed, but I do now.  I will never bake bread again.... until I get myself one of these bread makers.....don't get me wrong, it was a great learning experience...but this bread maker thing sounds SO much easier.  NOTE TO SELF!  Here are a few pics from my "experience".  I'd like to give a big shout out to my girl MARTHA STEWART!  Really enjoyed your 8 page article on cake plates this month!  I just love her.  LOVE MY MARTHA! :)

Have a fabulous day!

Kristina :)


Looks SO easy doesn't it???......


Please excuse my ugly counter tops....just imagine granite.... :)


According to Martha it should rise in 45 minutes.....um not exactly....Martha......


SUCCESS!  I baked 2 loafs....SO GOOD!

2 comments:

Jess said...

When I saw those cake plates in the Feb issue I immediately thought of you : )

KRISTINA CIPOLLA PHOTOGRAPHY said...

hehe....YAY! I'm glad someone else saw that article! :)

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