Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Bread Journey

For the past few months, my daughter and I have tossed around the idea of the Year of the Pizza. The making of a pizza trips me up every time. My sister can make a delicious pizza with her eyes shut. But when I try it, the crust never cooks all the way through. If I leave it in long enough for the crust to cook, then the toppings burn. So making a pizza each 'month' for a year might help me get it right. But I kept putting it off and putting it off. My dad used to say....'when in doubt, back out'. So I didn't do it. Then all of a sudden, yesterday, as I was attempting a round loaf of bread, it hit me. We need to do a year of bread. I need to get the hang of this. So with much agreement in my spirit and from my daughter, we have decided to do a year of bread and post ONCE a month about our bread experience. Bread seemed to be more of a necessary thing to learn than pizza. Although, I have a feeling that getting the hang of bread will automatically give me the hang of pizza dough.
So, our bread journey will be posted once a month. If you have any suggestions or ideas please leave a comment. We need all the help we can get.
Let the baking begin!
Oh, and my sock update-ugh.....this pair of socks has caused me much stress. But I am almost done with them and will post a photo of them soon.
Until Next Time.


  1. I love making my own Pizza. I also always had trouble with the crust. But now, I pre-bake my crust for 8 to 9 min, then add the toppings. Not only is my crust done all the way, it is also crispy, and does not get soggy. In our house we love crispy crust. If you like it less crispy, just reduce your pre-baking time to 5 min. But make sure you prick your crust before pre-baking, or it will bubble.

  2. Thanks Bianca, I will give it a try next time. :)

  3. I think bread is a great idea! Making me hungry just thinking about it :)


  4. I have made homemade pizza for years. In fact it's one of the only things I can cook that I am satisfied with! A year of pizza and bread sounds great! I do bread too and have for years. Mostly now I just do dinner rolls. I've gone from one pizza crust recipe to the next, never quite experiencing perfection but consistently putting on weight from eating all that pizza! I've tried all the tricks and just find that different pans bake differently. The size of the pizza makes some difference in dough thickness, etc. It's a great big experiment, just like bread. Have fun! Practice makes perfect and provides for a lot of good eating!

  5. I love your guys' year of pies and now year of bread! So fun!!! ~Tylanna