Do you like the smell and taste of homemade bread? My mom used to make home made bread just about every time we went home to visit. She actually taught me how to make bread, pasty and a number of deserts when I was pretty young. It actually turned out that I made pastry dough better than my mom so I kind of became the family pastry chief for a long while.
When I moved away from home and started living on my own I still made my own bread and occasionally made pastry too. You know, pie shells that I could use whenever I wanted and so on?
Unfortunately, since we moved into the house I haven’t been making many homemade deserts, pastries or even homemade breads. Even though I know that homemade breads are generally healthier and have more fibre in them than store bought breads.
I guess I don’t make bread, deserts or pastry very often because we aren’t big desert eaters around here. In fact, I’ve never even been a big bread eater … well unless it’s homemade and fresh out of the oven!
Still, I think I should start making some breads and more home made things again. We have a freezer, I can always freeze them.
Once reason why I’m thinking about home made breads today is because my sister is always talking about how much she loves her bread making machine. So … I’ve started to think about getting one myself. I don’t find making bread from scratch all that hard, but maybe I’d make it more often if we had a bread machine. Certainly there’s some great bread machine recipes out there.
Do you have a bread machine? If you do, how do you like it?