Tuesday, February 7, 2012

TWD: white loaves

Never would I have thought that plain white bread could smell so heavenly.



I sent a message to my sister that the bread was out of the oven and she could come get it. I expected her to say she would pick it up tomorrow when she came for dinner; but she texted to say she was on her way! As I was wrapping it up for her, she said not to bother for she would tear into it as soon as she got home. She was not kidding... she texted a short time later to say that it was yummy, and her son who has a limited palate said it was great!

I was going to wait until tomorrow to slice this wonderful, scrumptious smelling loaf to make egg salad sandwiches; for there is nothing better than fresh (store bought - before this post!) white bread for egg salad. However, Andy could not wait and had to have a slice at dinner with his soup.

I have to admit - this is good. Why would anyone want to buy store bought bread is beyond me. I know... time. It may sound time consuming, but really it is very simple, and you probably have all the ingredients except maybe the yeast in your cupboard.

Give baking a loaf a try; I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Success meter (1-3): 3





This is the creamiest my yeast has ever looked.






I'd say my dough has doubled.





A bit lopsided...


Second rise.

Indentation remained as it should!

Ready for the oven.




I prefer my crust to be soft rather
than crispy, which this is.

Makes wonderful toast.


Fresh bread ~ a must-have for egg salad.





For the recipe go to Jules page!

36 comments:

  1. Your loaves are so lovely! I was shocked at how much I loved this bread; I haven't had much white bread over the last 5 years or so and I don't remember store-bought loaves being particularly tasty. This, I couldn't stop eating though! And you're absolutely right, it's so easy there's no reason to buy store-bought bread.

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    1. Thank you Tierney. Also thank you for updating my link on the twd website. For some reason it did not post at the scheduled time.

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  2. Your loaves are gorgeous! Loved all the pictures.

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  3. Terrific photos! Don't you love it when someone is impatient to eat your creations - I hate waiting to find out if they enjoyed it or not. Looking forward to reading more of your posts through BWJ!

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  4. Hi from a fellow TWD baker!

    Great loaves, and great photos, especially of your finished (yummy) products. Mmmmmm!

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  5. Amazing photos.

    I'd swear we made different recipes!

    Looks great!

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  7. Excellent photos! So glad you enjoyed the bread.

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  8. Great photos and great looking bread. I don't think my loaves are that pretty! I also really like your marble board you used to role out your dough...I might have to get me one of those! :)

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    1. Thank you Jen! I love my marble board - use it often.

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  9. Your bread looks perfect - I agree, it smelled heavenly while it was baking!

    I also noticed you made Buckeyes from Baked - I belong to a group called Baked Sunday Mornings that bakes from that book every other week. Check it out - if you're interested, we'd love to have you!

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    1. Thanks for the invite Susan! I don't know how you all do more than one baking group at a time; I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed just trying to read everyone's blogs and replying to comments!

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  10. Your pictures are great! I smiled because I was so happy that my bread looked like your bread during the stages, EXCEPT when it came to the triangle. I had to stop rolling and just hand pat it. I have no rolling skills. I am going to get me a scraper. They look handy and nice! Happy Baking!

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    1. Thanks for the nice complement. The scaper is my most used item in my kitchen. I cook a lot and it is handy to transfer chopped items (onion, garlic, veggies)to the pan. Happy baking to you!

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  11. It's always a good feeling when people like what you made :-)
    I started making my own bread a few years ago and I think the people in my house are a little put off if a loaf of store bread finds its way into the house. There's something about homemade...

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    1. Homemade is definitely the way to go!

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  12. great looking bread and photos

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  13. Now I'm going to have to make egg salad!

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    1. White bread is the only way to go for egg salad!

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  14. Very nice! I know that each time I bake a successful loaf of bread, I wonder why I don't bake it more often. So good!

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    1. Me too Pamela! I don't make it often enough.

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  15. There's something so satisfying about baking your own bread. Your photo makes me crave an egg salad sandwich.

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  16. Great photos and wonderful rise on that dough!

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  17. Delicious looking toast! I unfortunately ate all my bread too quickly to try making any. Maybe next time :)

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  18. Wow, your bread really looks spectacular! Nicely done! I love all of your photos!

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    1. Jennifer,

      Are you baking along with us? Do you have a blog up? I'm unable to see yours if you do.

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  19. Gorgeous loaves...I often wonder why I don't bake my own bread more often either! :)

    ~Carmen

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  20. This bread is so much better than store-bought! Love all your photos.

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