Monday, November 23, 2015

Weekend Baking

With Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up, my family expects to get their Christmas bread - cinnamon swirl loaf. It's pretty much like cinnamon rolls but without the frosting and baked in a loaf.

First off I had to buy a new 50 pound bag of wheat so I could mill it into fresh flour. This really is the secret to its deliciousness.

Then my Bosch mixer goes into action. I can knead 5-6 loaves of bread at one time with that baby! Ten loaves of bread were baked on Saturday, and one 17 pound turkey was smoked and roasted on my Traeger for the Thanksgiving feast at church Sunday evening.

After all that baking on Saturday, Gary and I spent the evening out at Frichette Winery picking up our wine club shipment and noshing on some gourmet pizza.

Now that's a day well spent.


Vickie said...

Wow! Busy lady! mmmm! I can smell it! :D

Julie said...

Now that does look a tasty meal.

Melissa said...

Wow, I'm really impressed. You grind your own wheat?!!! Well, I guess a machine does but still. It sounds like it will be a yummy Thanksgiving at your house! Enjoy!

Mylene said...

WOW! you've been busy and all looks yummy!
I've never tried baking a bread...probably because i don't like bread much..
Happy Thanksgiving!

Bine said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Von! Your baking looks delicious....but 10 loaves I can't even imagining me baking that many. But I am sure they won't last long!

viv said...

Catching up and it sounds like you had a wonderful celebration... and some happy friends and family when they received their bread.