Friday, June 13, 2014

For today....

Happy Friday morning to you!  Are you looking forward to the week-end? 

For this day, there is a different kind of book I want to share with you.

Have you heard of this one?

I actually bought this book several months ago, but had not tried to bake anything from it.  Finally, one day recently, I tried the first recipe.

The bread dough with the first quarter ready for a loaf.

The dough was not complicated to mix, and it will keep in the refrigerator for several days.

The baked loaf.

I will be baking more from the book before I find a recipe that I want to share, however.  The Husband likes this bread, though it is a bit different from any I have baked before.  This is baked on a preheated baking stone!

Collecting cookbooks has been a weakness of mine that I have attempted to control in recent years.:-)  Sometimes I do better at that than others.:-)

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.


  1. Nellie I cannot remember the last time I had homemade bread!! Looks so yummy :-) I would love it with some melted butter.

  2. Oh, I can just smell that fresh bread, and I have a stick of butter softening in the kitchen! You are a really good bread baker, and I'm quite sure this one is a winner. Of course, you have not seen my vast collection of cook books, as I still have some of them in a box, left from our move here in 1999!! Maybe this is a genetic thing?? :-) Have a fabulous Friday, Sister!

  3. Fresh baked bread makes a welcoming scent in the house.
    I have the same weakness as you and I bought so many cookbooks from the thrift stores. I'am more selective now since I'm trying real hard to control this habit and eat healthier.

    Happy weekend

  4. Hi Nellie , I love baked bread and I can almost smell yours now . Collecting cook books and recipes , I am you gal ;-D . hubby built a bookshelf in the laundry room from floor to ceiling , I visit thrift stores ... yard sales , , they are the best source for the good books .Thanks so much for sharing and have a great weekend :)

  5. Nellie, Pass the butter, I have a slice. LOL. That looks yummy. I bet it smelled good baking. xoxo,Susie

  6. I love their books and the breads are wonderful..yours looks delicious!

  7. Interesting book and interesting looking bread. I bet it tastes good.
    I have a cook book problem too. I really need to do something about it.
    I need to down size but I still look at cookbooks almost every day.
    I do love them and I like finding new recipes to try even more.
    Have a wonderful Friday.

  8. I could think of worse habits than acquiring cookbooks. We all benefit from your amazing collection. Thank you! Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. Homemade bread sounds so good!!

  10. I have collected cookbooks over the years too. However I have never been a good bread baker.

  11. I have collected cookbooks over the years too. However I have never been a good bread baker.

  12. It sounds like a good cookbook and your bread looks delicious! I have that cookbook weakness also and am running out of room for them. Have a good weekend!

  13. The smell of baking bread is ALMOST as good as eating it.
    I've baked bread on a stone before. We make our pizza on a stone too.

  14. I have the same addiction Nellie. I have tons of cookbooks. I especially love the ones that have history in them about the recipe or the area the recipe came from.

    Cindy Bee

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