Homemade bread…mmm, pure bliss!
It’s a bit of a bold statement, but I’m sure you’ll agree that: There is no better smell than the scent of homemade bread. Today is Homemade Bread Day and is the perfect opportunity for people all over the world to get all their ingredients together and take part in various bread-making activities…So what are you waiting for?
Although it’s an art that we deeply associate with home cooking, just because the art of bread making might seem a little old fashioned, that doesn’t mean that your recipes have to be! There are so many different recipes that are available to try that it is the perfect time of year to try lots of different types of bread and get your creative juices flowing.
Recipes for making bread can vary from country to country as well, and there is a definite art that comes with making traditional French baguettes, Italian pizza dough, or the Spanish pan that accompanies practically every meal. Other recipes are more than just the basic ingredients of flour, salt, yeast and water too – additional ingredients of fruit, meats or spices can totally change a bread recipe. Find some of your favorite bread recipes on Recipebridge.
Homemade bread for your Thanksgiving meal
Bread is not only an international phenomenon and an essential accompaniment to many meals; it is also a great addition to the traditional Thanksgiving meal too. Try using your leftover pumpkins or cranberries in your bread recipes and you can make beautiful creations such as pumpkin gingerbread loaves, marmalade pumpkin bread or cranberry walnut tea bread. Find some of these sweet bread recipes on Recipebridge.
If you want more of a savoury loaf to accompany our Thanksgiving meal, try making turkey stuffing bread or sweet potato nut bread which are perfect additions to serve with your main meal or as an appetizer. Find more recipes on Recipebridge.
Whether you are using a bread machine or doing it by hand, there is a lot of fun to be had on Homemade Bread Day. Not only making the bread but also decorating bread can be a great way to keep your kids entertained as well.
Try bread painting: Collect food coloring, milk, slices of bread and paint brushes. Add the food coloring to the milk and let your children paint patterns on the bread (make sure it doesn’t get too wet!) and then toast the slices. Not only is this a fun activity, it makes the bread seem a bit more fun to eat as well.
We think it doesn’t matter how experimental you are, it is what suits you that makes a loaf a success or not – our favourite is the basic yet delicious sultana loaf; thick slices of this toasted with hot butter melted over the top makes the perfect tea time snack and is a beautifully indulgent treat for all the family. What’s your favorite bread? Post your favorite bread recipes on our Facebook page or tweet us to share the love!
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