"THEN Jesus was led by the spirit into the desert, to be tempted by the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterwards he was hungry. And the tempter coming said to him: If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. Who answered and said: It is written, Not in bread alone doth man live, but in every word that proceedeth from the mouth of God." Matthew 4:1-4

Monday, March 29, 2010

Today's Bread

Our "go-to" recipe is the American sandwich bread - we add two cups of rye or whole wheat
and adjust the liquids. Today, Freckles is making crackers from this dough. His first batch is puffy. But delicious, I think with a little baking they'd make some really yummy croutons. To his second batch, he added grated cheddar and rolled smashed them out paper this, poked a hole with a tooth pick and baked them. Very nice, crispy, cheesy cracker. Nice job, Freckles!


  1. Joann I don't know how you do it -- you are making all this bread in the camper? How big is your oven anyway? I've always wanted to, but I just seem to spend my days putting out fires instead . . .

  2. It's a small oven. A really small oven. LOL This method really does make this possible. I wouldn't do this if I had to drag out the big mixer and the bowls and the hooks and wait an hour then knead and wait another and knead again and then bake the bread. There's no room in here for all of that. Go here http://www.artisanbreadinfive.com/?p=1616 and try the recipe. You'll get enough dough for a few loaves. Stick the dough in an ice cream tub or a big bowl with a lid. Let it sit for two hours, grab a big dough ball cover it with flour, form it onto a parchment covered cookie sheet, let it sit forty minutes and bake it. Tomorrow, all you do it make a ball, let it sit, bake it. Bake some real bread, Suz. It is a connective project. Your kids can do this. This is the easiest bread making method I have ever seen. It works, it's delicious, you can make what your family likes. And sometimes, I just let the fires burn themselves out.


About Me

Welcome! The most important bread is the Bread of Life. I am Catholic and do my best to know, understand and live what that means that I might "know Him, love Him and serve Him." My husband, Bud, and I have been married for 24 years and we have seven children. Because of his job, we travel the country in an RV with five of them, learning as we go.