She even baked these tasty shortbread biscuits with one end coated in chocolate. How decedent! I had one this afternoon, accompanied by a cup of rooiboss tea, and the biscuit melted in my mouth. Great effort, love.
Why does freshly cooked bread smell so good? Does it take us back to our childhood, or bring back memories of the first time you had a mouthful of freshly cooked bread straight from the oven? Maybe both, but I have read that if you want to sell your house during an open inspection day, either brew a fresh pot of coffee or bake a loaf of bread. Apparently it helps visitors relate to a homely environment and you are more likely to sell your home. What a mighty power freshly baked bread must have over us. I know it has the same effect on me. Whenever I smell our freshly cooked loaf, it makes me feel at home and gives me a warm fuzzy feeling.
Kim and I bake bread every single day, and I have probably said this in a previous post, but it costs us about $1.10 a loaf, counting all materials and energy costs. Try and buy a decent 850g wholemeal loaf at Bakers Delight for that price! We make either normal tinned loaves, big or small, or rolls as in the photo above. One day Kim even made garlic monkey bread, but I will let her tell that story. It is about time she wrote a post!