It is truly a COMFORT to me to make bread, taking in the aroma of the yeast and the baking smells, hearing that "hollow" sound with a thump that tells me the bread is done, rubbing a little butter on the hot tops.
The JOY is in slicing of the "heel" . . end piece while it is still warm and savoring it with butter and, sometimes, local honey. I enjoy homemmade bread anytime . . but for me, the JOY is that very first, heel slice fresh out of the oven! My family knows that that piece is MINE!!! Better not try to steal it from me!!
|Honey Whole Wheat bread, fresh and cooling on the rack!|
|Getting my "therapy" by kneading the Oatmeal Molasses bread. That "heel" piece was just heavenly!|