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I was totally excited to go home from my grandmother's house and recreate her awesome homeade bread. I was nervous though because I had some really spectacular failures already, like the loaf of death
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Homeade Bread

posted at 1/24/2009 5:32 AM EST
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I was totally excited to go home from my grandmother's house and recreate her awesome homeade bread. I was nervous though because I had some really spectacular failures already, like the loaf of death. Because I had killed my yeast the 10 pound loaf could have been used to bludgeon someone, or purhaps for a cornerstone for the construction of a high rise. I had failed dismally three times prior to this attempt, but having spent christmas eve with Grandma Murphy making black walnut bread I was psyched. I followed her directions down to the nth and the beautiful loaf was rising perfectly. I popped the pan into the oven and ran to the store and the library up the street. When I walked into the front door I was greeted by an amazing fresh bread aroma. My two girls were so surprised and excited that I seemed to finally have suceeded in this exercise. I ran over to the oven and pulled the door open, and was extremely shocked to find that my "loaf" of bread had about tripled in size and was draped goldenly over the sides of the pan and down onto the rack with pillowy clumps trying to drop onto the rack below. I called Grandma and she chuckled for about 2 minutes, then she asked me if I had forgotten the salt. OH CRAP, I just knew I'd forgotten something, "It will stop the yeast from going crazy", she laughed. But It did taste awfully good warm and steamy with butter slathered on! My girls just sat grinning at me lips and fingers shiny with melty butter.

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posted at 1/24/2009 8:26 AM EST
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First: 11/3/2008
Last: 4/23/2009
I wish I could get a loaf of bread to rise that good even though it did over rise.

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posted at 1/24/2009 12:02 PM EST
Posts: 308
First: 8/13/2008
Last: 12/5/2010
That is a wonderful story.....I smiled as I read about the rise..... At least it did rise.... and you could eat it...Keep up the good work...Homemade bread is wonderful.

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posted at 1/24/2009 12:12 PM EST
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First: 1/24/2009
Last: 5/26/2009
I cheat and use a bread machine to make my bread LOL

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posted at 1/24/2009 2:07 PM EST
Posts: 80
First: 8/10/2008
Last: 7/15/2009
A good story. I am no good at baking bread. I always have to use my bread machine or buy the frozen dough.

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posted at 1/25/2009 3:24 AM EST
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First: 8/8/2008
Last: 10/7/2010
Great story. I use to make 2 homemade breads, one zucchini and the other was rye. I moved from NY and lost both of them. I have never found recipes that are the same. Now when I find a recipe I make 3 copies an put them in different places.

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posted at 1/25/2009 6:16 AM EST
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First: 8/20/2008
Last: 2/15/2011
What a comical memory! I enjoyed reading it and smiling through it. Yes, at least it rose and didn't fall flat. It sounds like it was terribly delicious despite the runover! :) There's nothing like a piece of warm, good, old-fashioned homemade bread topped with butter! Yum! Delicious!

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posted at 1/25/2009 12:53 PM EST
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First: 10/7/2008
Last: 10/2/2010
Home made bread is the best!I'm lucky enough to have learned from 2 experts--my mom and my paternal grandma who loved baking--My kids are always ready to eat my homemade rolls and bread and its so easy with the dough cycle on the bread machine!

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posted at 1/25/2009 2:20 PM EST
Posts: 176
First: 8/8/2008
Last: 7/31/2009
Kelli I That was a great story and quite an experience. Good for you. And Pam B. from Virginia too bad I didn't take your good advice. I have misplaced some beloved family recipes or lost and they can not be replaced.

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posted at 1/25/2009 2:46 PM EST
Posts: 31
First: 8/18/2008
Last: 6/13/2009
It's always the silly things that make the best memories.

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posted at 1/25/2009 8:01 PM EST
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First: 10/26/2008
Last: 12/2/2009
great memory.

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posted at 1/25/2009 11:07 PM EST
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First: 8/9/2008
Last: 11/8/2010
Funny story! Thanks