For some reason, I woke up today and just had to bake something. So while enjoying my first cup of coffee outside in the cool air, I decided that since we are having spaghetti tonight for dinner I wanted to make some bread.
I gathered all of my ingredients for the bread and then I thought “I want French bread instead of Italian”. Yes, I know, it should have been Italian bread since it is spaghetti night, but I had a craving for French bread, so French it is, or is it? Okay, I had another thought, why not add garlic and other seasonings to the french bread, so I did. I added Italian seasonings to the bread mix, so I am making a French style Italian bread — 2 loaves of it! I put everything in the bread machine and set it for dough. I then took it out once it was mixed and kneaded, I have the shaped dough rising in the french loaf bread pans, 2 of them.
Onto my second cup of coffee. While I am drinking it, I am also feeding and watering my parrots, they love to see me and all talk up a storm.
Once I was done with that, I sat down and decided again that I still have the need to bake, so what country will I be doing now? Germany and the good ole USA —
one apple strudel…
and one apple caramel pie coming up !
I guess I really just have the need to travel and since I am not at the moment, I will bring the countries to me.
I have the bread rising, the strudel and the pie in the oven. I have now moved onto to my sweet ice tea and enjoying the smells coming from the kitchen! Garlic, basil, cinnamon, sugar apple, caramel! Too bad this is not a scratch and sniff blog!
Okay so who is there to clean up after my baking craving? Any one? Hello !
P. S. I’ve uploaded my Apple Strudel recipe here!
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I will come clean up all the mess, but I require payment with the products you made. Deal?
On October 17, 2010 at 10:12 am
Well Eve, we’re on the same wave length this morning! Riley, the dog and I enjoy our 1st cup of coffee on the porch, too. We’re having spaghetti and meatballs for supper today, so there is a loaf of french bread mixing in my bread machine.
I don’t think there is a pie coming though….
I hope the cleaning fairy shows up soon!
On October 17, 2010 at 2:58 pm
Thanks, I needed that!
On October 17, 2010 at 5:07 pm
Thank you for all the offers to help with the clean up, it is always nice to have friends. The bread , strudel and pies always go quick, I always have left over spaghetti though. Life is short so eat dessert first, we do when it is as good as it gets!
On October 17, 2010 at 5:54 pm
I thought am the only one who has baking cravings. Most times I knock off from work and I want to make a loaf of bread and a cake.
And the cleaning up afterwards is usually tiring!!!!!
On April 26, 2011 at 8:16 am