My bread machine is getting quite the workout this week. Last week, too! It started last Tuesday when I made a bread machine Stollen for my husband. I made it two days before Christmas, just in case it was horrible. Then, I would have time to make a real Stollen with a recipe that the sweet and lovely Christina gave me! My husband loved the bread machine Stollen, so I’ll try the real recipe when I’m feeling really confident. I need a lot of confidence to make a bread by hand! Next, I made pizza crust on Christmas Eve. We had a very unconventional Christmas Eve dinner of Shrimp Cocktail and homemade pizza! They were both really good! Yesterday I made Adobe Bread. Proof of our living in the computer age, my youngest son jokingly asked if it was (Adobe) Photoshop bread! Today, Cinnamon Raisin Bread is what’s baking!
I love the smell of bread baking and even the yeasty smell when the machine is kneading the dough! I’m enjoying my time this week with my kids being on vacation from school (although my 8th and 11th graders still have homework!) I love baking when my kids are home because I know that one day they will smell cookies or bread baking and it will remind them a little bit of me and their childhood and love.