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  1. I grew up eating my grandmother’s yeast rolls and cornbread. Her yeast rolls were, by far, my family’s favorite. She used cake yeast, and carefully filled each pan cup with three little rolled balls. Sometimes I’d only eat the rolls with plenty of butter as my evening meal.

  2. I can almost smell it! I have only attempted bread a couple of times – epic fail! I need someone to teach me.

  3. I’ve baked bread by hand before and also with a bread machine. I still have my bread machine in the basement – and it still works – though I rarely use it. We just don’t eat a lot of bread these days. The machine got more of a workout when the boys were growing up and I made bigger family meals.

    My mom makes her own handmade sourdough bread. Now *that* is good stuff! Good for your gut, too unlike conventional bread.

  4. I had a bread machine, too, but in my opinion, that bread was never as good as the “from scratch” kind you could make yourself. The “fold, push, turn” of kneading would go on for 10 minutes before it was put in a greased bowl and allowed to rise again. What memories!

  5. Brenda,
    on Wednesday I made Beer bread to serve with a new recipe for Lamb stew with parsnips, pearl onions, Yukon gold potatoes and other veggies. I took my rescue Brittany spaniel, Lucy for a fall afternoon walk. When we walked into the mudroom the smell from those foods was incredible! In fact, my dog actually looked up at me and gave me the most amazing dog smile! Of course she got some lamb stew without any onions topping her kibble; and a little bit of buttered bread. Oh, how I love food smells, and fall is my favorite season because I really love to cook!

  6. Years ago, when bread machines were all the rage, I used to bake bread all the time. Even though I didn’t do all the physical work myself, the house always smelled wonderful when I’d make bread. We couldn’t wait to eat it, then it was gone in the blink of an eye. Warm buttered bread… mmmm!

  7. When we were growing up my Dad use to go to the bakery every Saturday and buy some dough. Then he would come home and bake it for the family. The guy use to save bread dough for him every Saturday morning knowing he would come and get it!

    My Mom always cooked and baked everything else but not bread. Lol
    We were very sad when the bakery closed bc they wanted to retire.
    They should of wrote a cookbook or gave out the recipes bc the baker that worked there never would! He was asked multiple times and I even asked him over the yrs when he picked up his wife at work! He always said no. I wanted the lemon bars recipe bc it tasted like no other!
    Next time I see my parents I’ll have to ask them if they remember that bakery.
    Have a safe and fantastic day Brenda!

  8. There’s 😋 nothing like home baked breads ,,,,,, those aromas!!! I truly enjoyed the 😉 entire process. Especially the glorious ❤ munching on buttered slices!! My niece does the bread-baking for her family now. Not every week. Special occasions. The one favorite bread I made was stuffed with mozzarella cheese & herbs. Was delicious. Love making Challah & Pullman loaves studded with light & dark raisins. So good!!! Then there are amazing 👏 biscuits everyone loves! Especially me!! Just saw a recipe for pumpkin biscuits. They sure look amazing with butter & jam!!! Sure wish I could keep doing it. Too old now. 😕 Our niece is very generous. She always bakes extra (mini) loaves for us!!!

    1. My hands could never handle it now. I ordered one of those finger grip exercisers and I can barely squeeze it.

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