Sunday, September 19, 2010

Country White Bread

The smell of fresh baked bread is a powerful thing. It can evoke memories, set moods, and certainly will fire up an appetite. Stores even use that smell to stimulate purchases (read this).

For me, I can remember smelling my mother's home made bread baking while I played in the front yard. Her bread was one of my favorite foods. She didn't make it all the time but when she did, it was a treat for me. I'd rather have fresh home made bread than cake.

I have enjoyed watching Alexis learning to use her Big Green Egg these past few weeks but I am going to have to up my work outs! She has been baking up a storm of rolls, loaves, and other treats, all by using the power of fire.

She did this one by following this recipe for Country White Bread and then baking it on her Egg at the prescribed cook times.


The stoneware style loaf pans work exceptionally well in live fire baking.


It smelled so good it was hard to let it rest for a few minutes.


The greatest thing since...... um sliced bread.

11 comments:

  1. Can not remember the last time I had homemade bread. Too long! That's how long. Makes me want to go by a BGE that is for certain!

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  2. I am so jealous that she baked this on the Egg!!! I want an Egg now!! The bread looks beautiful...and the smell, I know was incredible...too bad we don't have scratch and sniff internet, huh? :)

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  3. Ooooohhhh, I will be trying this recipe!! Few things are as inviting and impressive as homemade bread! When I don't make my own, I go to Old MIll Bakery off of Cedar Bluff Rd. Delicious!

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  4. I just can't think of anything that smells of home like fresh bakes bread.

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  5. I love fresh baked bread - looks fantastic!

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  6. Yummy! I make country white bread too but use my bread machine - mine doesn't look anywhere near that good!

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  7. Go Alexis, go!! That is some picture perfect bread. So cool that she baked it on the egg.

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  8. There is nothing better than freshly baked bread slathered with butter. Mmmmm good.

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  9. Wow...I have never wanted fresh baked bread more than I do right this moment! That is a gorgeous loaf of bread!

    Kim in MD

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  10. And never ever skimp on butter! We're not supposed to live forever, people.

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  11. That is a gorgeous loaf of bread! I bet the whole neighborhood smelled it!

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