Friday, October 25, 2013

The smell of good bread baking....

Earlier this week we made bread in a bread bucket.  For those who don't know, bread buckets were the predecessors to our modern bread machines

All ready for the kids to start filling it up with flour!

This picture shows the "bread hook."

The boys measured and poured the ingredients into the bucket, then we all worked together, turning the handle to knead the bread.  They were thrilled with the experience, and getting to peek in at the dough as it rose was so exciting! The best part, of course, was seeing the finished product, and watching them eat it!  I forgot to take a picture of the bread when it was done, but they boys already asked to do it again, so I will post one as soon as we make more!

The boys working together.

Charlie was able to turn the crank all the way around- he was very proud (and so was his Mama!)

Match is always happy to help!

We put the bucket on the hearth to let the dough rise.
The boys were thrilled when I said we could lift the lid!

“The smell of good bread baking, 

like the sound of lightly flowing water,

is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and 


 -M.F.K. Fisher

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