Comforting, familiar and homely – nothing can beat the delicious aroma of freshly baked bread. There is surely no better way to fragrance your home, especially during the winter months when warmth and comfort are sorely needed. Today marks Homemade Bread Day, which we think is the perfect excuse to spend the weekend camped out in the kitchen kneading and proving a favourite family loaf.
A staple food, bread has been part of our diet since Neolithic times. As well as its nutritional value, bread is also widely revered for its cultural and religious significance across the world. From the humble white slice to Indian Rotis, there is a different bread to suit every taste, and the most fabulous part is that you can add your favourite ingredients to create your own custom loaf for any occasion.
To commemorate the upcoming American celebration of Thanksgiving, we’re going to have a go at this pumpkin and ginger tea-bread recipe from BBC Good Food. This most, rich loaf will make the perfect tea-time snack, and is best served slavered in a generous layer of butter.
Happy baking Homemakers!