Nov 22, 2011

Grandma's Bread Bowl

Have I mentioned that I now have an oven?  A gas oven!  Today I finally got around to baking some bread.  It's been almost four months since I've baked bread, I think my flour's gone bad. :) 
So today I took out my grandma's bread bowl.  This is the first time I've used this because my mom just gave it to me a couple of months ago.  I remember my mom making bread in this and she'd knead it right in the bowl.  That bowl would roll and move around the table.  The table would shake.  Now it's my turn.

My whole wheat bread dough ready to rise.  This bowl has a cover with a vent in it.

I'm not cooking it on the stove, just set it there to rise.
The finished product rose nicely and is soft and yummy.  I made rolls for Thursday's dinner, a couple of loaves of bread and way down at the end is a dozen caramel rolls-minus one. :)

My bread products don't always turn out like they should.  After 30 years of baking bread, I'm finally learning a couple of things that help.  One is to add the salt with the flour and not into the warm liquid.  Another is to make sure that the oven is preheated before I put my breads in.  Sifting the flour first has helped a lot too.  And maybe using Grandma's bread bowl will be the thing that finally gives me good bread every time.

7 comments:

Sheri said...

I love the new look on your blog! Snow and a red tractor! It can't look any better! Your bread goods look wonderful. I have never seen a bread bowl like that. Very cool...or warm whichever way you want to look at it! Blessings!

Mama Pea said...

Omigosh, I am lusting after your grandma's bread bowl. I've never even seen one like that with it's own cover for rising. I'll bet it's magic. What a treasure to be handed down through the family!

Mel said...

i sure hope you plan on making that in a couple weeks... i could devour a whole loaf, smeared with a whooole lotta butter.

odiie said...

Sheri, all the snow on the tractor is gone now. We've had rain all morning.

Mama Pea, Must be some reason my bread turned out this time. :) Maybe I just have more fun making it now.

Mel, I'll have bread, caramel rolls and lutefisk when you get here. I miss you so much.

Blackberry brambles said...

I have never seen a bread bowl, but now I have to look for one. Your blog looks great, we have a red tractor like that too. It belonged to my father in law. Thanks for visiting my blog, and I do love garlic, use it all the time. Do you sell yours, what kind to you raise?

Blackberry brambles said...

How do you make garlic powder? I have a bunch of garlic left. I am looking for a bread bowl, an old one if I can find it.

Loretta said...

Very nice that you have your Grandma's bread bowl. The bread turned out nice, too.

Nov 22, 2011

Grandma's Bread Bowl

Have I mentioned that I now have an oven?  A gas oven!  Today I finally got around to baking some bread.  It's been almost four months since I've baked bread, I think my flour's gone bad. :) 
So today I took out my grandma's bread bowl.  This is the first time I've used this because my mom just gave it to me a couple of months ago.  I remember my mom making bread in this and she'd knead it right in the bowl.  That bowl would roll and move around the table.  The table would shake.  Now it's my turn.

My whole wheat bread dough ready to rise.  This bowl has a cover with a vent in it.

I'm not cooking it on the stove, just set it there to rise.
The finished product rose nicely and is soft and yummy.  I made rolls for Thursday's dinner, a couple of loaves of bread and way down at the end is a dozen caramel rolls-minus one. :)

My bread products don't always turn out like they should.  After 30 years of baking bread, I'm finally learning a couple of things that help.  One is to add the salt with the flour and not into the warm liquid.  Another is to make sure that the oven is preheated before I put my breads in.  Sifting the flour first has helped a lot too.  And maybe using Grandma's bread bowl will be the thing that finally gives me good bread every time.

7 comments:

Sheri said...

I love the new look on your blog! Snow and a red tractor! It can't look any better! Your bread goods look wonderful. I have never seen a bread bowl like that. Very cool...or warm whichever way you want to look at it! Blessings!

Mama Pea said...

Omigosh, I am lusting after your grandma's bread bowl. I've never even seen one like that with it's own cover for rising. I'll bet it's magic. What a treasure to be handed down through the family!

Mel said...

i sure hope you plan on making that in a couple weeks... i could devour a whole loaf, smeared with a whooole lotta butter.

odiie said...

Sheri, all the snow on the tractor is gone now. We've had rain all morning.

Mama Pea, Must be some reason my bread turned out this time. :) Maybe I just have more fun making it now.

Mel, I'll have bread, caramel rolls and lutefisk when you get here. I miss you so much.

Blackberry brambles said...

I have never seen a bread bowl, but now I have to look for one. Your blog looks great, we have a red tractor like that too. It belonged to my father in law. Thanks for visiting my blog, and I do love garlic, use it all the time. Do you sell yours, what kind to you raise?

Blackberry brambles said...

How do you make garlic powder? I have a bunch of garlic left. I am looking for a bread bowl, an old one if I can find it.

Loretta said...

Very nice that you have your Grandma's bread bowl. The bread turned out nice, too.