Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Domestic Goddess, Take 1

Yesterday I did something I have never done before: I made bread. Not from a bread machine--I have done that before and haven't been terribly impressed. I made real, homemade bread all by myself. I did this loaf with my bare hands from start to finish. I didn't even use a spoon, because I didn't have a wooden one. I got the recipe from my Domestic Goddess cookbook, a.k.a. the World's Best Cookbook Ever, Because Just Reading it Makes Me Drool. I kneaded it by hand since I don't have my Bosch with me, and it was so fun and relaxing--which really surprised me. Andrew said I looked like a Navajo Indian, but I'm pretty sure that was a compliment.



After it had risen for the specified time, I put it in my brand new bread pan (NOT from the dollar store--I got a new, good one), sprinkled it with flour, and eagerly put it in the oven.


It smelled SO good baking, I couldn't wait to take it out and eat it. I felt so happily domestic. Seriously, everyone should do this at least once--make bread by hand. No mixer, no nothing--just dig right into the gooey mess with your clean hands and knead away. It's therapy, I swear. Unfortunately, the ovens here in our TLF home are old and crappy, and while chasing after Eva a minute too long, I suddenly smelled the bread turn from delicious bread to overdone bread. I raced to the oven to take it out, and I was sad when I saw the top was a dark, very non-golden, brown.

But I determined to eat it anyway. And guess what--it was DELICIOUS. Seriously, it tasted like a restaurant. Even with the brown top. I was so proud of myself. And Andrew loved it too--even better. Even Eva ate some. Now that's what being a homemaker really feels like.

6 comments:

Annie said...

Well done, domestic goddess! :) I will send a reply email to you later today about your sister and her wedding and taking pics...

Ali Flegal said...

You inspire me.

Gosh, you're sure cute pregnant.

Perhaps we were meant to be pioneers. On second thought, I know was meant for the epidural.

Melissa Andreasen said...

I am proud of you Steph. Making bread really is fun.

AnnEE said...

Love it. I was thinking about doing this soon. You ARE adorable pregnant. Why aren't you fat? I love you!

Oh, and I LOVED Andrew's comment on my post. You guys are awesome!

Kara Camille said...

You are the cutest pregnant girl, and the cutest homemaker. I'm going to my parents house in a few weeks and I told my mom all I want to do is make homemade wheat bread with her. So, hopefully soon I too will know the feeling of being pure domestic!

Watts Family said...

Wow, I am wanting to go and make bread now. You could make your own blog on just baking!! You look super cute.