I have an admission…store bought bread scares me. What’s in it that makes it last so long? Why is it so white? Even when I make homemade pure white bread, it’s never so white.

So this summer, I have made the decision to make (most) of our own bread. I’ve always made bread (who can resist fresh baked bread in the winter?), but never tried to make enough to sustain our family.

Well, I’m not going to deny that it has been an issue. Not the actual bread making is hard or time consuming. In fact, it’s really easy. The majority of the time the bread is just sitting there rising. The main issue has been keeping up with my family’s ever growing love for this bread. I’m on the hunt for a bowl big enough to make double batches (4 loaves), but for the time being I’m enjoying all the bread making.

I had one main recipe that I was using from the Le Leche Leagues “Whole Foods for the Whole Family” ( http://www.amazon.ca/Whole-Foods-Family-Cookbook/dp/0912500433/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314728915&sr=8-1 ). I apologize, but I don’t have time to write it out. I highly recommend this cook book. It’s one of my favorite!

Then I bought “The Rythm of Family” (http://www.amazon.ca/Rhythm-Family-Discovering-through-Seasons/dp/1590307771/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1314729031&sr=1-1) I made the WHO Bread from this and went to bread heaven. If you search her blog at http://www.soulemama.com/soulemama/ you can find 2 different recipes for it.

I encourage everyone to try making their own bread. There’s something calming about it. Can’t describe it, just take my word for it.

ps. If you’re trying to sell your house they say to have some bread cooling. It makes your home seem homey and more likely to sell. That’s intoxicating!