Monday, October 13, 2008

Baking bread

One of the great things about being the youngest sibling is that I get hand-me-downs from my brothers and sisters. A few weeks ago my sister in law and brother gave me a bread maker, and I finally made my first loaf of bread (not counting quick bread, like pumpkin bread).

I used this recipe from (one of my favorite websites) -- sweet honey french bread

The only thing that I did differently is instead of adding more honey at the 25 minute mark, I added about 4 tablespoons of cinnamon and sugar, and I rubbed honey all over the bread before I put it in the oven (I could've used the bread maker to cook it, but this was quicker).

Well, it wasn't the prettiest thing, and I poked my finger through it trying to see if it was done, but boy was it tasty. It was like a cinnamon roll.

Also, I made this "pumpkin butter" from the recipe that Pioneer Woman posted. I have an on and off relationship with pioneer woman. Sometimes she posts things on her confessions section that irritate me (like a private conversation with her handicapped brother...) but then she posts these recipes on her cooking blog and I love her again. It's like slathering pumpkin pie on your toast. So. Delicious, and a really easy way to use up that last cup of pumpkin puree!


  1. Nice....Yeah I prefer to bake it in the oven because when you bake it in the machine it is more rubbery. Sounds good. Glad you got some use out of it.