Bread Baking

Canada
November 5, 2015 3:09pm CST
I'm getting ready to bake some bread today. I'm not in the habit of baking bread anymore, though I used to do it regularly. I tend to eat less bread these days as well. The son who lives nearby can no longer tolerate gluten, so I have less incentive to make bread for others. I sometimes do make gluten-free muffins, but gluten-free bread seems to be more of a challenge for me. How about you? Are your family members bread eaters? Is anyone in your circle gluten intolerant? I know that was a bit of a fad around here recently, but my son is gluten intolerant for real. He has some severe reactions to eating wheat and all gluten.
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@garymarsh6 (12115)
• United Kingdom
5 Nov 15
I love bread I could live on it alone!
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• Canada
5 Nov 15
I used to eat a lot of it but not any more. I'm a veggie girl. Of course, I eat lots of other things, too.
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@jstory07 (56300)
• Roseburg, Oregon
7 Nov 15
@garymarsh6 My husband loves bread. He could eat just bread all day.
@suziecat7 (3456)
• Asheville, North Carolina
5 Nov 15
I haven't baked bread for some time though I used to love how good it would make the house smell.
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• United States
5 Nov 15
I love the smell of baking bread
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
5 Nov 15
Well sure because it tastes and smells so good.
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• Canada
5 Nov 15
@suziecat7 There's nothing so wonderful as that smell!
@Tampa_girl7 (21107)
• United States
5 Nov 15
My husband is a big bread eater. I am diabetic and try to avoid it.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
5 Nov 15
I don't eat much bread either Marie, I am type II diabetic.
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• Canada
5 Nov 15
I eat less of it than I used to.
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@poehere (17073)
• French Polynesia
5 Nov 15
I am not a big bread eater but my BF sure is. We get French bread here and he sure can eat it faster than we can buy it. Normally I have to take 2 in the morning and 2 again at night and they are both gone. I hardly ever eat bread at all. But I did find a fantastic bread recipe that only takes an hour from start to finish and it is delicious. I make this a lot because it is so fast to do. Everyone here loves this bread and it is gone in no time at all. I think many of the people here on the islands eat a lot of bread and too much butter if you ask me.
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• United States
5 Nov 15
I would imagine that warm, freshly baked bread would require lots of butter (now I'm drooling)
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@poehere (17073)
• French Polynesia
5 Nov 15
@Marilynda1225 Now that one does sound good. The kids eat it faster than it can be cooked. Right out of the oven they are cutting it and eating it just plain with no butter on it.
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• Canada
5 Nov 15
@Marilynda1225 Oh oh. I'm out of butter!
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• United States
5 Nov 15
My mom loves bread but still eats only plain, old white bread (she's 93). I prefer whole wheat or rye but don't eat as much bread as my mom does. I've been saying I was going to try my hand at baking bread but so far it's just talk
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
5 Nov 15
I have been told that white bread is not good for you but that is what I always liked also. I guess it is good I very seldom eat bread any more or if I do have a piece now and then it is potato bread.
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• Canada
5 Nov 15
@Marilynda1225 Once you start, you'll probably continue -- if you have the time, that is.
@wetnosedogs (1576)
• United States
5 Nov 15
When my kids were younger, I made bread.
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• Canada
5 Nov 15
I raised 3 boys and made bread, too. Their stomachs were hard to fill, especially in the teen years.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
5 Nov 15
Wetnosedogs, When my kids were younger I also made bread and i also ate it.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
5 Nov 15
@Sheilamarie78 I know exactly what you mean as i had four boys and they had bottomless pits. Talk about the teen years I had three that were teens at the same time.
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• United States
5 Nov 15
Once in a while I find a recipe on FB and we try it - we do it together.
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• Canada
5 Nov 15
It must be fun to make bread with someone else.
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• United States
5 Nov 15
@Sheilamarie78 If I leave him alone he makes a big mess....if I stay there and help I have better control!
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• Canada
6 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill Good thinking! I hate to come into the kitchen and deal with someone else's mess.
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• United States
6 Nov 15
I stopped baking bread in the 1980's. I just cook for me, and it isn't worth the trouble.
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• Canada
6 Nov 15
That's why I've gotten out of the habit, too, Elizabeth, even though we are two people who live here.
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• United States
6 Nov 15
@Sheilamarie78 As with so many things in life, baking is a phase.
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• Canada
7 Nov 15
@ElizabethWallace Hmm, maybe for some people, but others keep baking.
@jaboUK (49219)
• United Kingdom
6 Nov 15
We don't eat a lot of bread but I'm sure that would change if someone like you were to bake it for me. I've never baked any in my life.
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• Canada
6 Nov 15
Sweet of you to say, but I'm no expert! Still, I'd bake you some if you were visiting. :-)
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@jaboUK (49219)
• United Kingdom
6 Nov 15
@Sheilamarie78 I'm coming on over!!
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• Canada
7 Nov 15
@jaboUK I hope you can swim because there's a huge pond or two or three between us. That's right -- you could fly.
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@mom210 (5807)
• Atlanta, Georgia
6 Nov 15
I do love bread, but hubby is diabetic, I am trying to lose weight so we do not make it much anymroe
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• Canada
6 Nov 15
It's hard when you have to make big diet changes. I have to watch what I eat, too.
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@mom210 (5807)
• Atlanta, Georgia
6 Nov 15
@Sheilamarie78 The worst part was I use a lot of rice and noodles to stretch a meal, now I really can't, they are bad for him.
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• Canada
7 Nov 15
@mom210 Since you've got such a large family to feed, don't you make them anyway and just tell him he can't have any? (That's mean, I know, but kids have to be fed.) :-(
@rakski (2588)
• Philippines
7 Nov 15
we all love bread here. I am just wondering what happens when there is gluten intolerance? curious mind
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@rakski (2588)
• Philippines
7 Nov 15
@Sheilamarie78 okay. thank you. I would try to research on that. I am just curious because I heard some parents of kids with special needs that their kids' food should be gluten free and that got me curious.
@simone10 (22271)
• Louisville, Kentucky
6 Nov 15
My brother and I like homemade bread but that is the only kind of bread we like.
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• Canada
6 Nov 15
Most of the store bought bread is only so-so. We have a couple of bakeries near us, though, that make really good bread.
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@simone10 (22271)
• Louisville, Kentucky
8 Nov 15
@Sheilamarie78 I wonder if they still sell bread makers. I had one many years ago when they were popular. I may have to add to my Christmas list.
@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
5 Nov 15
When my children were youngsters I used to bake home made bread all the time but I very seldom buy or even eat bread any more. My boys are all bread eaters and usually make sandwiches for their lunch at work.
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• Canada
5 Nov 15
We probably don't need all those carbs anymore. Let them eat it as they may need the energy.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
6 Nov 15
@Sheilamarie78 Yes they might need it but we don't anymore, you are right.
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@KnehKnah (3517)
• Philippines
7 Nov 15
Oh yes! My family loves bread very much! But none of us bake any. We just buy as there are so many bakeries in our city. Gluten? As long as our baker says it's good for our bread, we'll have it on our table.
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• Canada
7 Nov 15
Good, you don't have a problem with gluten. Good bakeries make a city more enjoyable.
@DeborahDiane (15156)
• Laguna Woods, California
7 Nov 15
I love bread and we have no trouble with gluten. I haven't baked it in a long time, though.
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• Canada
7 Nov 15
@DeborahDiane We had some delicious braided bread with dinner tonight. If baking becomes a habit, I'll probably gain a hundred pounds.
@TheHorse (50241)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Nov 15
I love bread. And I love the smell of baking bread even more.
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• Canada
6 Nov 15
The smell of walking by a bakery gets me every time.
@JudyEv (92364)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Nov 15
Our daughter-in-law is well and truly allergic to gluten in any form. They are in good control of it now but it has taken some time. Cross-contamination in cafes is a big deal for her so she rarely eats out.
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• Canada
6 Nov 15
That makes life difficult for her, I'm sure. My son has a hard time, too.
@PainsOnSlate (18781)
• Canada
6 Nov 15
Like you when we were younger and the house was full of family I made bread all the time. Now I never do that. I stopped eating bread a long time ago and prefer tortillas for sandwiches and at the age of 70 I eat a lot less than I did at 50...
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• Canada
6 Nov 15
It's funny how we don't even crave it like we used to.
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@GreatMartin (4315)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
6 Nov 15
I am a BIG bread eater which is why I had to stop baking it--I would eat the whole while still hot!!
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• Canada
6 Nov 15
That's a common problem!
@salonga (27963)
• Philippines
6 Nov 15
No one in our family is gluten intolerant but bread is not what we always eat. If we do, I buy freshly baked and I always choose wholewheat and if possible gluten free. I don't bake bread, it not my skill.
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• Canada
6 Nov 15
Gluten-free is probably a good choice.
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