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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Baking Bread Together To Break Bread Together!

My grandchildren love to cook and bake with me. Since we were hosting church in our home our granddaughter delightedly agreed to help me make the communion bread. ~ "And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts." Acts 2:46 ~
I have used this recipe successfully well over a hundred times and am always happy with the results. ~"Bread-baking is one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony. It leaves you filled with one of the world's sweetest smells...there is no chiropractic treatment, no yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music throbbing chapel that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of baking bread." M.F.K. Fisher 'The Art Of Eating' ~ This recipe is also very easy for children to make, and with supervision rarely fails to turn out delicious, making everyone happy, especially the child who bakes bread the first time! ~ "I am going to learn how to make bread tomorrow. So you may imagine me with my sleeves rolled up, mixing flour, milk, soleratus, etc., with a deal of grace. I advise you if you don't know how to make the staff of life to learn with dispatch." Emily Dickinson ~ The bread dough rising in the warm sun-room. ~"Love just doesn't sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread ; re-made all the time, made new." Ursula K. LeGuin ~ Voila! Every bit as delicious as it is beautiful and just look at my granddaughter's happy smile. What is the recipe you ask? I would write it out here but instead am going to allow you to click onto the blog of author and farm woman Suzanne McMinn, where I discovered this amazing bread recipe. She gives the history, many pictures , how-to's, and variations of this bread on her delightful blog,* "Chickens In The Road". ~"All sorrows are less with bread." Miguel De Cervantes ~

21 comments:

Lady Katherine said...

I loved seeing your smiling granddaughter with the dough! I know your having fun! How I miss this!

Maple Lane said...

Your granddaughter is beautiful and her smile is so warm. She did a great job baking the bread. What a blessing these young ladies are. Remembering each of you in my prayers. May God bless.

goatpod2 said...

How nice! We had communion at our new church today as well.

Amy

Dolores said...

I should be embarrassed to say I've never made bread, now I'm tempted and seriously thinking I'll try this recipe.

Your granddaughter is beautiful and her bread looks so good !!!

Communion bread, so very special.

Timi said...

Wow!!! This bread looks fantastic!!!
You had a great helper :o)!!! She is so lovely to help you!!!

LindaSueBuhl said...

Had to add the link to my blog - great recipes! Your grandchildren - are they just genetically gorgeous or is it the huge smiles from being so well loved? Hugs to you - wish we could break bread together someday this side of heaven!

Southern Comfort said...

I am so glad to see this happy post and pictures of your happy granddaughter. This recipe comes just in time for me. I'm taking over the job of Communion Steward at our church. The lady who has done it for the last 30 years would like to hand over the job, and she always made homemade bread for Communion Sunday. Thank you so much Kathy.

Buttons said...

I love the name Cedar Pond it is peaceful. The bread looks great you have wonderful help. B

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Wow! The bread looks delicious! Thank you for sharing the place to find this recipe.
Blessings, Wendy

Carol............. said...

What a big happy smile!

I haven't made bread in a while but I do love the feel of kneading the dough and just letting my mind do what it wants to for a bit.

What a scare that must have been for you finding strangers threatening you with a gun! Your angels must have been right beside you and taking care of you.

My goodness....the rams are beautiful but look a bit intimidating!


Have fun at the fair!

xinex said...

What a sweet time together. I love baking with my granddaughter too, such a precious time together. Your granddaughter is lovely...Christine

Daisy said...

Oh that does look delicious! Job well done! I love the smell of fresh baked bread. It's the best. :)

Paula said...

Wonderful post, Kathy~ so sweet to see your "helper" having such a good time in the kitchen with you!

T.O. Geezer said...

My granddaughters all love to help my wife cook and bake. Grandma love their help too... most of the time :-)

Have a Great Week! :-)

BTW, thanks for your comment on my "Don't Mess With Old Poepole!" post. ~Ron

Lady Jane said...

I am going over to check out this bread recipe. Thanks for the site as I love to make bread. Your granddaughter looks very pleased and she should. Hugs, LJ

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Such a pretty smile! And a wonderful thing for you to share with her! blessings,Kathleen

Amish Stories said...

I thought id stop by your blog and say hello. And i hope your enjoying the beautiful fall weather that has begun. Richard from Amish Stories.

PeregrineBlue said...

how i love to see the warmth in everything you post and write. i was just talking with richard about how i would like to bake a loaf. your grandaughter is looking more and more beautiful, a reflection of you and the love you share with her.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

It looks delicious, Kathy and I'll have to go to Chickens in the Road to see the recipe. Praying you're recovering from your ordeal.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Precious! Can't wait to go to the blog and get the recipe. I've been wanting to make bread but have been chicken. I really enjoyed this post, Kathy.

I've been thinking about you so much. Thank you for your email, I need to write you back soon.

God bless,

Kathy M.

Deanna said...

This is neat that your granddaughter is making this delicious bread. It looks awesome!!!!
Nothing smells as great as homemade bread baking and then eating it warm with butter on it!!!! Oh my goodness....it is awesome.
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