Daily Bread Bread Baking Cookbook Author:Judith Bosley (Editor) YES YOU CAN! Yes, you can bake your own bread, sweet rolls, and muffins. You can make your own pancakes and waffles (known as “awfuls” in our family, baked in Grandma’s “awful” iron.) You can make English muffins and bagels. Yes, they take a little time, but they are not hard at all. You can make hot cross bun... more »s for Easter, and fancy Christmas breads for gifts. You can try the breads of other countries, because everywhere on earth, some form of bread is the staff of life.
One very important element of bread baking, attested to by most bread makers is its therapeutic value. God alone knows how much anxiety and frustration, anger and grief has been kneaded into bread dough. Bread dough has probably been a marriage saver, a child abuse preventative and a life preserver for as long as men and women have pounded flour and water together and baked the loaf for the family meal. The basic need to bake bread even when there isn’t time is demonstrated by the popularity of bread machines now used by many. I have included recipes for those bakers too. And for others with limited time and energy, there are quick breads, and even quicker breads.« less