On Sunday, I went for a quick run to the grocery store and grabbed some baking ingredients, I didn't want to wait on the SAF yeast so I went ahead and grabbed one of those small three packs and some bread flour....the madness has stopped! I have baked four loaves since, using two different recipes.
The first one is for the bread in the top picture, it practically makes itself, no kneading needed...how awesome is that? Here is a link to this amazing BREAD RECIPE. (follow me on pinterest!) I added some chopped olives and Herbs de Provence that the friend we are giving the bread to brought for us from France.
The butter is also homemade, my own "recipe", a carton of heavy whipping cream and coarse sea salt (from Spain, so fancy!) I whipped the cream for a good 25 minutes on medium speed using my Kitchen Aid mixer. After you pass the cream point, the fat starts breaking from the milk and that becomes the butter. The milk is buttermilk which I will use later this week to make a Potato Salad and perhaps, a cake?
Since I made so much bread, we are going to share with our friend who comes back from Germany today. He is always bringing us yummy German goodies and lots of gummy bears for the kids. This is our way to thank him for his kindness. But, no homemade gift is complete without it's own handmade packaging :D
I sewed this bag in less than 5 minutes! I don't have a tutorial for that, sorry but it is pretty basic, just a sack and I put some seam biding to tie the bag with.
The picture of the bread is from google, I traced it in the Silhouette Studio and then added Fresh Bread using Marmellata (Jam) font. Such an lovely touch to my gift and so easy to make with the help of my Cameo. I love it!
Another recipe I tried, is this One Hour Homemade Bread: Try it out! It is more like everyday bread, not as fancy as the above mentioned but still so delicious and IT ONLY TAKES ONE HOUR to make, from start to finish, no joke!
The picture doesn't do justice, I took it with my phone last night after baking it and before my three kids devoured it, it was gone within minutes of me taking it out of the oven lol. We put some butter and sliced olives on top. YUM!
That's all I have for today, I will keep trying new things to share with you. Come back soon!