Saturday, April 30, 2011

Bread Today, Margie Tomorrow

So, today is reveal day for the current Margie and Me Challenge. Why don't I have my piece ready, you ask? Well, I chose to go with the softer color palette, and really, really fell in love with the color contrasts. To the point where I just got lost in looking at them on my bead tray. It happens! Stop giggling! Well, ok, so I also forgot the deadline date. I've been entering too many challenges. I started a couple of different ideas, but for one reason or another, they didn't pan out.
I should have my piece ready tomorrow, so come back and see, won't you?
I have had this recipe for a style of breadmaking for a while now. The website is called MotherEarth News, and the article is 5 minutes a day for fresh baked bread.

If you've read any of my bread posts, you know that I have been making freshly  milled, whole wheat bread for several years. The recipe for this artisan bread calls for white flour. They do use wheat, but as a portion, not a majority. That's why it's taken me so long to make this. I really wanted to do artisan bread, but I didn't want to go back to white flour. I compromised on the recipe. Just finished baking it, so we have to wait for cooling to taste it. The recipe called for 6 1/2 cups flour, so I used 3 whole wheat, and 3 1/2 white.  It's a very pretty loaf. I'll let you know tomorrow how it tasted!


  1. That bread looks scrumptious! (I never got to my Margie & Me challenge this month!!)

  2. That looks amazing! I'm going to send this post to my brother in CO. He loves to make bread! I'll tell him about that website too. I REALLY wish I could have a big piece with whipped butter! Yum.

    And I love your new banner photo! The necklace is beautiful and I the fringe beads look awesome.

  3. Shirley, your home made bread looks perfect. And I bet it tasted fantastic!!

  4. What a beautiful loaf you've made! There is nothin' better than homemade bread!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters


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