Day 4 Gratitude Project … baking bread on Flickr.
Freshly baked anything rules! Nothing says comfort more than the smell of something freshly baking in the oven. Oh, how I love warm bread, apple pie, peach cobbler… I could go on and on. Flour and butter in its multitude of combinations. What could be bad?
The bread I baked here is a bit different. It is a “stuffed” bread, filled with hard boiled eggs, gruyere,mozzarella, basil, carmalized onions, sun dried tomatoes, black olives, and a drizzle of olive oil. That and some soup makes a perfect meal for my family. Actually for my teens+ sons, it is more likely an afternoon or late night snack.
I have learned not to let baking intimidate me. The kneading process may be the best part of the whole process. It’s so meditative and rhythmical. The baking experience is nourishing to the heart, the soul and the tummy. Then you get to break bread with others.
So Day 4: That is why I am grateful for learning how to bake, for the blessing of having access to fresh,beautiful ingredients, and for joy of being able to share the delicious results with others.