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1.11.2011

bread making kit



My best friend Kelly and her husband have been the guinea pigs for my bread making adventure over the past year.  They have always given kind feedback, and flattered me by returning their bread bag and asking for more. If they ever tasted a bad loaf, they never said so.


For her belated Christmas gift, I put together a bread making kit which includes this book, a baking stone, yeast, handmade bread bags, and container for storing the dough.


These bread bags are a little different from the ones I made in the past.  Using flour sack kitchen towels I was able to make 12 bags for under $4 ($0.33/each)!


I love how they turned out. The material is very lightweight, and the wrinkles give the bags such a nice texture. 


I embroidered "fresh" on the bottom of one of the bags, just for fun!


Happy Baking Kel, I can't wait to try a loaf!





13 comments:

  1. You have so many wonderful handmade, thrifty gift ideas. I'm so glad I found you. thanks of r all the inspiration.

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  2. Thank you Kalleen!

    I love your Valentines banner - darling. You have great tutorials on your blog. I have made a t-shirt hat, and your DIY drape cardigan is on my "Must-Make" list.

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  3. Oooh, this is amazing! Thank you for putting this out there. I love freshly made bread and will so be trying this out.

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  4. What a clever idea and a great gift for the bread newbie.

    Thanks for the idea.

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  5. what is the purpose of bread bags?

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  6. @ vertigoxcured, the bags come in handy when we make bread to share with our friends and neighbors, as well as bread storage at home.

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  7. im assuming you store it in a bread bag inside something else...? it would go stale if you stored it in just a bread bag right?

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  8. @ vertigoxcured: in the book it is recommended that the bread not be stored in plastic, and should be eaten within a day of baking (with the exception of the pita bread, which can be stored in plastic). We don't use bread bags for sandwich bread purchased at the store.

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  9. I just love this gift idea! The book is a great one too.

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  10. well i thank you for replying! i just got into bread making and i haven't come across a bread bag yet! i got this book for Christmas from a family member who used to own and run a bread bakery! (http://www.amazon.com/Amys-Bread-Revised-Updated-Artisan-style/dp/0470170751/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294847718&sr=8-1) and i have been making a TON of breads! its so much fun!

    thanks again!

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  11. Em, thank you so much for the wonderful gift. I can't wait until Pat is home and I have some time to try it all out. I'm also excited to share with friends and neighbors. Your friendship means the world to me. Thanks for everything!

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  12. I love this. These bags are so wonderful!

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  13. What a great, affordable gift idea! I just adore your blog :)

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