FYI

My NEW blog address is
bj-sweetnothings.blogspot.com

and I have a link to where you can receive
SWEET NOTHINGS posts in your EMAIL ACCOUNT.

Please go to the NEW BLOG.
thanks, bj

Saturday, November 27, 2010

THEY SAY (WO)MAN CAN NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE...

I'm not so sure about that .....

I am pretty sure I COULD , indeed, live on
HOT, HOMADE BREAD very easily...
*
PENNY that lives in THE COMFORTS OF HOME
made some of the BEST looking bread which she called
PAIN ORDINAIRE.
(Basic Bread)
*
Loving bread as I do, I just had to try it, too.
Penny didn't leave me a recipe so I googled
a recipe that sounded good....and easy...
and VERY few ingredients.
HER bread looked MUCH prettier
so I will beg her for that recipe..:))
*
I followed the recipe to a T..
*
Using my brand new BREAD HOOKS
that came with my new BLACK and DECKER
hand mixer.
OH HONEY...
The best, strongest, most heavy duty hand  mixer, ever !
I love it....(i don't get out much)
*

Here it is...
in all it's rising glory...
Oh, I do hope it rises.!
IT DID....not sure it rose enuf....but,
it did rise..
had a great texture...

APRICOT jelly, jam, perserves
is probably my very favorite...

and when I can have it with
fresh, homemade bread...
well....
I'm just in heaven.
This bread had a wonderful taste and I will make more for the holidays.
I'm sure it freezes well, too...

I am linking with
Thank you, ladies, for hosting.

40 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

I made home made bread today too! Yours looks so goopd and doesn't it smell so good? It makes the whole house smell like a bakery. I love it hot with fresh butter:>)

Charlotte said...

I can smell that luscious bread and my mouth is drooling! I have a bread machine but I haven't used it in a while. I used to make sourdough bread but that gets to be a hassle after a while. My weakness is bread, cookies and cake. You did a great job!

Jacqueline said...

When I say fresh homemade bread is one of my huge weaknesses I am not exaggerating! I can eat half a loaf by myself and not even know how it happened. This looks lucious fresh and toasted. It made a beautiful loaf.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

YUMMO BJ. Now where is the recipe. This has "perfect breakfast" written all over it!
xo Yvonne

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Oh, my goodness! That looks fantastic. I can almost smell the bread. Yum! You asked about my drop cloth panels....I used those little rings with clips...couldn't have been easier! Linda

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love bread also! This looks wonderful. I need to make some this year!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

There is NOTHING on earth like the smell of "Homemade Bread"!!! Mmmm! I can SMELL IT!!!
Hugs to you, Donna

Sarah said...

Oh, I think I could live on bread alone if it were fresh baked. My grandmother made bread every week. I still remember the aroma. Thanks for sharing this.

CHERI said...

I am definitely a bread-eater! Haven't made homemade bread in many years but you've made me want to think about doing it again soon. Looks yummy...only I'd need strawberry jam!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Bj, Give me a carbohydrate and I am one happy girl. Your bread looks wonderful. I don't think you can beat homemade bread right out of the oven.
Hugs,
Sherry

Carol said...

BJ,
I was doing a baking marathon today - isn't baking wonderful? But I made cornbread, which I have an amazing reipe for.
Your bread looks delicious, as does the butter and preserves. Yummy.

Catsngrams said...

You made my mouth water. So yummy

Donnie said...

That bread looks so good. I'm a carb addict and would probably hide in the closet with that loaf and, oh my goodness, apricot jam. You did good.

CHERI said...

BJ, thanks so much for coming by my blog for a visit. 18 stockings???? Oh, my...how glorious. Do you fill them all? The stocking has always been my son's favorite...at 38 yrs. old, it still is:)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I promise to send it just as soon as I get back from my family holiday! I meant to send it before I left, but time got away from me...
xoxo
Penny
p.s. your blog post is the only one I commented on while away...sneaking in a little blog time

Whimsey Creations said...

Oh my that looks good and now I'm really hungry - whaaaaaaaaaa! I may have to try to make some tomorrow.

Kristen said...

I agree, hot homemade bread is the stuff dreams are made of. I love it with butter melting all over. Your bread looks really great.

Blondie's Journal said...

It's been so long since I made bread and I always enjoyed doing it..what a shame that I stopped. Yours looks delicious and served with the apricot preserves...yum!!

When Penny emails her recipe, would you mind sharing?

XO,
Jane

Rita said...

After reading this post I am off to make bread; i used my bread machine to do the work and bake it in the oven. I think I could love on bread and be very happy; great photos!

sarah said...

bj, I love this post. And I love that you put wo(man. When my dgt. was a baby for some unknown reason she always referred to God as she. I loved that. The bread looks great and the photos of the bread maker very cool

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Love homemade bread and will eat it till I'm almost sick I'm so full, lol. Great pics.

Helen said...

Well, dear lady ... I am hopeless when it comes to baking bread. I leave that chore to son #1 when he comes to visit. Have a great week.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Ohhhhhhh so heavenly looking home made bread!

And the rolled up magazine in the last pic..... Don't you love Betty White's answers, in the article? What a lucky [to be so healthy] and super lady, is she! :-)

Pretty Christmas-y look here on your blog today/Sun. -giggles- I say the day, 'cause I know you'll be changing it again soon. Fun!!!

I'm pretty much changing my header pic, daily. :-)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Good Grief! I forgot to holler at you, to rest and get both yourselves all well again!!! No more decorating, till you are all over the "ickiness." Auntie sezzzzzzzzzz! >,-)

Watermark mentioned by Blondie, in my Comments.... Ever notice some blogger's photos, have their name imprinted somewhere, on each and every one of their pics? [Or the name of their blog] That is supposed to mark them, as their own property/photos.

But like I said in my reply comment, who wants a "watermark" right smack-dab-in-the-middle of their photos? And if it's put down near the edge, it can be cropped off. And that defeats the purpose of bothering to put "your watermark/name" on your photos.

Some watermarks are very pale, and don't show up too much, in the middle of pics. But............

And thank you so much, for saying that you use a small artificial tree!!! Honestly, I am still not used to the quite small one, we just got. But it is soooooooooo much easier for 'Uncle A.'!!!!

But I really need to get to being content with it, myself. Thank you for saying you've done this change, already. Thank you. ..... Aren't I silly, to need to hear that someone else has done it, and for the same reasons? Silly me. Yes!

OK now! Go rest! 'Mr. Sweet' too! Rest and get all better! 'Cause Auntie sezzzzzzzzzzz!

>,-)

Kathleen said...

Home made bread is the best perfume!
Hard to stop eating it though! And then we get more rolls than a bakery! :)

Debbie said...

Wellllll great. I was just committed to dieting off my Thanksgiving festivities, and I clicked here.

Now, I want some homemade bread.
Actually, I'd settle for a slice of wonderbread right about now.

Just kidding.
It looks delicious.

WhatKarenSees said...

Oh, this looks fabulous! I used to make bread all the time, but that's another activity that went by the wayside when I took up photography! There is almost nothing like the smell of baking bread on a cold wintry day. Apricot everything is my very favorite too, probably because I remember my mom making apricot jam from our one apricot tree when I was growing up.

Brenda Kula said...

I can almost smell it from East Texas! Wish I could have a bite. I use to make wheat loaves when my girls were young.
Brenda

Dishesdone said...

Looks fantastic, especially with the jam! I bet your house smells fabulous! I could just imagine!

Snap said...

Yum. I can imagine how the house smells when the bread is baking. And the apricot jam .... mouth is watering!!!!

A Garden of Threads said...

The best smell is bread baking. Warm with butter and a preserve is perfect. Take care:)

Lavender Cottage said...

The bread looks amazing BJ, wish I could inhale the scent from here.
I like to toast my bread and with preserves on the side.....heaven!
Judith

flutietootie said...

MMM. Looks so good. I am with you bread is definitely a food that one can live off. It is just so good.

Vee said...

Oh yes. I'm pretty sure that I could live on bread, too. Yours looks delicious! I'll have to do some Googling myself.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Hey cute BJ!
Always soooo fun stopping by to say hi. You make me smile

Carbs are my nemesis... soooo wonderful and yours looks too tempting.

Have a great holiday!

Claudia

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful BJ, lokks very nice and taste!!!
Bravoo!
Kisses and big regards.

GrandmaK said...

Oh my! how wonderful is this post!! I can almost smell the aroma of fresh baked bread!!! Well done! Cathy

Dena said...

Morning BJ!

I am so behind in my blogging visits. Just wanted to stop in and say hi! Your homemade bread looks so good! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

Hugs,
Dena

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Mmmmm. Yes, I would be quite happy with living on bread the rest of my life. It's one thing I just couldn't live without. Your's looks heavenly. Have a happy day! Twyla

Connie said...

My problem is I TRY to live with it and it keeps putting inches on my hips! Ooooh, sugar, that looks sooooo good. I just love breads.
xoxo,
Connie