|Dough almost ready for the first rising|
I rarely purchase bread at the store, and when I do it's usually something off the day-old display, some artisan bread that is usually $5 a loaf but didn't sell so I can get it for way cheaper - sometimes as low as a dollar!
|My overused foil bread pans|
I wish I could say I bake every day, or that I bake ALL my family's bread, but sadly I haven't achieved that level of pioneer-ness yet. I could do it if necessary, but right now it isn't.
Oh! If you look back up there at the first picture you will see that my dough is resting on a wooden board. My mom got me the most wonderfully fantastic Paula Deen pie board at Wal-Mart a month or so ago, and it is the greatest thing to knead bread on! One side has different size circles etched into the wood so you can roll your crust out to the right size with no guesswork, and the plain side is the side I use for kneading bread. It's acacia wood, kind of slick like bamboo but darker and a lot heavier. This is really like an easily-moved-around butcher block, but I don't ever plan to put a knife to this board. Bread and pie crust only, thanks.
Anyway, wobbly kitchen table, ugly dented bread pans and everything, I still make pretty good bread.
Kind of like what God can do with us when we choose to let Him lead.