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Gratitude: Freshly baked bread

There’s nothing quite like the scent of freshly baked bread in the morning.

When I was growing up, my mom used to bake our own bread. She started with kneading the dough by hand, then graduated to a stand mixer, and eventually ended up with a bread maker. That was my favorite, mostly because we could set the timer so that the bread would be ready for breakfast first thing in the morning. We would come downstairs to the most heavenly scent. What a way to start the day.

Many years later, I got my own bread maker. I had been dithering about getting one for a while so when I saw one on the Facebook Marketplace for just $70, I pounced on it.

That was a couple of weeks before the lockdown started and the supermarket shelves were stripped bare of flour and yeast. Luckily, my local bulk foods store still has plenty of flour to fuel my two to three loaves of bread a week.

These days, I am loving experimenting with my bread maker. So far, the Happy Gwailo’s favourite is the honey sunflower loaf, while mine is the seeded wholemeal bread. It also makes croissants and brioche loaves, which I’ve been avoiding lest I love it and eat more than I should…

By far, the best thing about my bread maker is the scent of freshly baked bread in the morning. So today, I’m grateful for my bread maker, and that I have enough flour and yeast to keep it going!

This post was inspired by Discover Prompts, Day 15: Scents

3 comments on “Gratitude: Freshly baked bread

  1. jml297
    April 19, 2020

    You are so right about the heavenly scent of freshly baked bread 🍞

  2. Pingback: Gratitude: Our food supply chain | Penne 4 Your Thoughts

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