Bread Day June 2012

Once a month (some times twice) Mrs. Stoney has a big baking day.  This is torture for me because I work from home and all day long I have to smell that fresh baked bread, but she won’t let me eat any.

Today’s totals included 5 loaves of whole wheat sandwich bread. (click here for the recipe).

A couple of loaves of french bread.  These will be made into a delicious pizza sub sandwich.

This is the dough for a whole wheat artisan bread.  This dough will stay in the fridge for a week or so before it is baked.  This conditions the dough and adds extra flavor as it sits and collects some of the natural yeasts in our environment.  This little bucket of dough will make 4 loaves of bread.  Each loaf gives us just enough for a meal.  They freeze really well so we can save them for later.  I’ll try and get a recipe posted soon.

It was also time for some homemade strawberry jam.  We always have a container of jam in the freezer.  Store bought jam is just terrible so we have made our own jam for all most 20 years now.

New to our bread day were these whole wheat pitas.

We got the recipe from a fellow blogger, Jami over at An Oregon Cottage.  (click here to go straight to the recipe).  Mrs. Stoney said they were super easy to make and I thought they were really good.

We had them last night stuffed with a little turkey and lettuces with a bit of ranch dressing.  Yum!  Wow, I love being married to a baker!!

5 Comments

  1. Laura Beek June 19, 2012 10:32 am Reply

    Looks delicious! Wish I weren’t allergic to wheat. So you said August first is a great time to plant bok choy. Does that mean from seed or do I need to start them indoors befor that? If so, when?

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    • Rick June 19, 2012 10:48 am Reply

      Laura, I start mine indoors on August 1st. I put them out in the garden about a month later in a spot that will have a cold frame or hoop house for protection. Doing this we have had Bok choy as late as December 1st. You guys are a little colder up there in the Logan area so you might want to start them a week or two sooner.

  2. mac June 19, 2012 12:33 pm Reply

    Love fresh baked bread, I like the idea you can keep bread dough in frig for a week, it makes baking a lot fun and easy.

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  3. SkippyMom June 19, 2012 5:58 pm Reply

    It all looks so delicious. I think I should take a hint from Mrs. Stoney and bake once a month, instead of once a week – but I don’t think I have the room in our freezer for as much bread as we need. Sigh. I need an extra freezer. 🙂

    I made my first pitas too. SO easy and delicious. Not to mention good for us too!

    Enjoy!

    [PS – visiting from “Two Men and a Little Farm”]

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  4. Liz June 20, 2012 5:59 am Reply

    I’ve been to try making pita for ages – those look particularly good so i hope i get the chance soon.

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