Hot out of the oven - Bread

Bread and I have had a sordid love affair for my entire life. I've spent many years battling my lust for its oh so crusty exterior and soft tender insides... oh whoa-as-me. As a young child before words were capable I'd simply stand next to the holiday table pointing to the bread basket letting out weird noises indicating, "excuse me tall person would you please be a good person and hand over that bread basket, if you do, no one will be hurt." The lust continued through high school, a bagel for lunch every day. Bread and I had some rough times towards the end of college a few years back bread and I had a break up for awhile, it was long and hard, I went my separate ways to the world of 100% whole wheat only... but oh I longed for the tender fresh baked white bread... and soon came to realize although not the most nutritional, in moderation I would be fine... but all of you carboholics out there can understand sometimes willpower is no match for the smell of fresh baked yeasty bread filling the house on a cold winter day.

Saturday was one of those days, this bread goes from simple ingredients to risen and baked within two hours, none of this 24 hours to rise crap. I need my fix NOW! As its body slowly crisped and turned golden in the oven, I could smell the wonderful aroma wafting throughout the entire house... ecstasy.

Is there anything better then tearing into a warm loaf of bread fresh out of the oven? Needless to say, I love this quick, easy, not at all intimidating (even if you are scared of yeast) recipe. Give it a try and it too will sweep you off your feet tip you back and lay a big ol' kiss smack on your lips. You can find the recipe for this wonderful lover here. Bake with caution, this bread is a ladies man and will eat you alive ;)



If you are wondering... yes I ate half the loaf by the end of the night... little piece by piece of pure deliciousness.

12 chews:

Meg said...

I wish that I had some of this warm bread with some pumpkin butter!

stephchows said...

Sounds good to me! I made pumpkin earlier this year :) super tasty!
http://stephchows.blogspot.com/2008/11/pumpkin-butter.html

♥Reeni said...

That looks soooo good! Warm and crusty, right from the oven, it doesn't get any better than that.

Lorraine E said...

It sounds like you and bread have a very tumultuous but enduring relationship (like most of us I guess)! That loaf looks so delicious :D

Jeanne said...

OMG. I totally have a bread problem... err... fondness too! Whenever I get in a bad mood, my best friend just hands be the nearest bread product because a better mood is sure to follow. What's better than bread? :)
Your loaf looks great!

stephchows said...

It's so good to hear there are others out there with bread issues like my own haha :) thanks for letting me know I'm not alone!!!!

duodishes said...

Let's face it. Carbs are our friends. Who cares what everyone else says! Both members of the Duo just got their first Kitchenaid mixers over the holidays, so those bread hooks will be a-turnin'!!!!

Katy said...

fresh baked bread is the one creation i can't even start to resist. i would easily have eaten half that loaf too!

Kat said...

oh this looks lovely, I can almost smell it :) I wish I could have a bite right now :)

Katy said...

fresh baked bread is the one creation i can't even start to resist. i would easily have eaten half that loaf too!

Lorraine E said...

It sounds like you and bread have a very tumultuous but enduring relationship (like most of us I guess)! That loaf looks so delicious :D

stephchows said...

Sounds good to me! I made pumpkin earlier this year :) super tasty!
http://stephchows.blogspot.com/2008/11/pumpkin-butter.html

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