there's nothing like the taste, texture and smell of fresh homemade bread. If you've never made it before, November 17 is the perfect opportunity to try it – it's Homemade Bread Day! Although it's easier to buy it, baking bread at home allows you to incorporate any ingredients you want. When many are telling you to avoid carbs, you have Homemade Bread Day as your excuse to indulge in them.
Learn the facts
Nowadays, we eat so many types of bread – wheat, rye, pumpernickel, white, and a variety of others. However, for a long time, the color of bread someone ate was a telltale sign of their social status. Those who ate the lightest breads were recognized as being high up on the social ladder – white flour was expensive, and therefore, increased the cost of light-colored breads. For more facts, check out the "History of Bread" on breadinfo.com.
Whether you're making bread, ordering it, or taking classes so you don't barbeque it, throw on a bread-themed shirt. Zazzle has a shirt that says "I Love Bread," another has a picture on it of homemade bread, and a third says "I Love Garlic Bread." The shirts come in a variety of styles and colors. Numerous other bread-themed shirts available as well.
Some think it's extremely difficult and time consuming to make homemade bread, but it all depends on the recipe and technique. In some cases it can take very little time, especially if you have a bread maker. If you're still a little hesitant, start out with the easiest recipe you can find and build up to something more difficult as you start to feel more comfortable with your bread-making skills. It will give you an excuse to fill your home with a delicious baking-bread smell.
Photo copyright belongs to Dave Pullig via Flickr.