fresh bread


Making bread is one of those things that I wish I did more often. It’s really so simple and so rewarding, and yet I never make the time to do it. Perhaps because the process of rising and waiting seems so much harder than it actually is.

This weekend I made a few loaves using this recipe and I dare say they turned out perfectly.


As you can see, by perfectly I mean a little odd. They grew from beautiful orbs of dough into misshapen blobs. Delicious misshapen blobs. They were moist and fluffy on the inside and perfectly crusty on the outside. Everything that I want in a piece of bread.


We’ve already eaten our way through these two loaves, slicing them up and smothering them with various spreads. Such a treat. So here is to turning bread making into a habit.

9 Responses to “fresh bread”
  1. Sara says:

    Oh my gosh these look sooo good. We were given a bread maker as a wedding gift but all the recipes that come with the maker have milk or whatever in them. It’s been really hard trying to find vegan recipes that work in the bread maker. (Maybe I will try to adapt this one.)

    The problem with making fresh bread is I have no self control and I’ll eat half the loaf just by itself. =P

    • miss alix says:

      i imagine it’s probably pretty easy to sub out the milk with water or some other non-dairy milk. you should try it! it’s probably more complicated if they have eggs or something but all bread REALLY needs is yeast/water/flour.

    • zannie says:

      I own a breadmaker and it came with a few recipes that don’t call for eggs and/or milk (milk is easy to substitute). It’s in Polish but I can translate it for you if you want 🙂 Just write me – akakol [at]

      BTW, in Poland we can buy ready bread mixes (just mixes of different types of flour, no strange ingredients) for breadmaker. All you need to add is yeast and water – I’m sure you must have these in US as well, as you tend yo have much more stuff in the shops, even things we never heard about;) They are usually in flour section.

  2. trina says:

    Nice bread! (And I’m so happy for you and the light in your new apartment!)

    • miss alix says:

      thank you! i’m so very happy about it. 🙂 the light that is. and the bread actually.

  3. zannie says:

    Have you ever tried to make sourdough bread? It’s not very hard or anything but takes tons and tons of time to grow, and then grow, and then grow yet again. Very tasty, though, a bit different than bread made on yeast (and a tiny little bit healthier from what I heard).

    • miss alix says:

      I haven’t ever made sourdough bread although I’ve always wanted to. It is my favorite. I will have to try to make a starter though.

  4. Alyssa says:

    Freshly baked bread is the best, especially a soft inside with a crispy crust. This looks incredible! Thanks for the recipe–it seems like the perfect bread.

  5. Lauren says:

    This looks delish! I can almost smell the fresh, warm bread.

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