Monday, July 26, 2010

Giveaway winner and Bread making

One of our many wood piles

Congratulations to Cassie who won the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs picture.

I have stopped buying bread and make my own
I sometimes make wholemeal, sometimes plain.
Cooking on a wood fire has a rhythm to it
One needs to collect fallen pine cones ( great fire starters)
Cut kindling and chop wood
Luckily my husband loves the rhythm of wood chopping
I light my wood fire everyday, Winter and Summer
It is connected to the hot water element, so no mains are needed

This is my bread recipe
Stir 2tspns dry yeast in 2 cups of water
Stand for 15 minutes
In a bowl add 3 cups of flour
Add a pinch of salt
Add yeast
Knead together
Let stand for 2 hours in warm place
Punch down, knead again
Let stand for 1 hour
Place in greased tin and cook at 180 C for 45 minutes.

I am always thankful for all your kind comments... love and light Marie

If you are a keen "Harry Potter fan" check out a finger puppet giveaway by clicking here

28 comments:

  1. I make alot of my own bread too, if you check out my older posts my recipe for a no need to knead bread recipe is on there....love your coalrange in the back ground...we have one that we use it heats all our hot water(great for low power bills!!!)
    My parents also have one they use for all of their cooking and water heating

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  2. Lovely! Homemade bread and a roaring fire... Ahhhh...

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  3. Thank you Marie! I do think this is the first time I have won something- how exciting. My husband loves to make bread, there is no better smell than a warm house on a cold day filled with the smell of baking bread. Blessings!

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  4. You are so very cute and wonderful:)
    cant wait to try your bread recipe!!! ::hugs::

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  5. I've been looking for a new sandwich bread recipe. Think I'll give this one a try. Thanks for posting it!

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  6. Congrats Cassie! Your bread looks wonderful Marie. I do love the smell of homemade bread spreading through the house!

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  7. Congrats to Cassie! That bread looks absolutely delicious!

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  8. Hello Marie- I've been away to long. I hope you are staying toasty warm. Your twin girls custom piece is adorable and I can't wait to try your bread recipe (using gluten free flour). Bear and I love trying new bread recipes. It's more fun and cheaper than buying it at the store. Take care.

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  9. I love your wood pile... when we were younger my mum used to make what she called a 'bug' bread and she'd share it with the neighbourhood mum's if their bug died. Sounds weird but it was yummy to eat. Your loaf looks very yummy too.

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  10. Thanks for the recipe...but most of all thanks for the photo of you! I just love it!!!

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  11. That bread looks yummy. And I love seeing one of your woodpiles. We are lucky, indeed, to have men in our lives who like to chop wood!

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  12. Nothing better than the smell & taste of freshly baked bread. Mmmmmm.

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  13. So poetic, makes me want to light a fire and bake bread, even though it's summer.

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  14. Marie,

    I'm not sure why this popped in my head today, probably because I tend to freak out when entrusting things to the postal service. I usually check up with people to see if they got things. I'm just trying to make sure that the knitted treasures we traded for way back when arrived.

    Thanks,
    Cadi

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  15. that bread looks wonderful .. love to you x

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  16. I'll try out your recipe, too!

    I love the picture of you.

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  17. Oh my, that bread looks awesome!!!! x

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  18. I love breadmaking in the cold months! If you dice up some garlic and toss it in the dough, it makes the whole house smell sweet and garlicky- if you like garlic of course.
    I sent your package last week, I hope you like it! Let me know when it arrives.

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  19. Thank you! Nothing says HOME more than the scent of baking bread. One of the simplest and BEST pleasures.

    All simple joys,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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  20. Sometimes I forget that the bread my husband makes every day is so unusual. At the store the other day, I suddenly realized that I never buy bread - and thought about doing just that, and the kind of bread I'd end up having to eat, and immediately sat down and started counting blessings.

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  21. Yum! You are an inspiration! There is love infused into everything you create and make. That is obvious. May the warmth you emanate, always return to you.

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  22. I love making bread too....we had foccacia for lunch with tasmanian brie and blue brie and oranges and strawberries. SO simple, so tasty :)

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  23. Yummo. We make all our bread too! You have such a nice neat wood stack too!

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  24. What a lovely photo:) Thanks for sharing your bread recipe and thanks for sharing it on Creative Friday:)

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  25. i love bread ;making too - i have just got into the artisan bread in 5 min a day but quite miss the kneading although with two little ones the quick bread is fantastic as well as yummy!

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  26. This sounds delicious and you look so happy.

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