A Photo a Week Challenge: Fresh Baked

Fresh baked bread

I love baking (I actually have a cooking blog, though sadly it’s been a while since I posted a recipe there). A few months ago, I found a really good and easy bread recipe that I no longer need the recipe to make. So, in a first (and probably last) for this blog, here is the recipe to go along with the image:

Homemade white bread
  • 2-1/4 C hot water (115-120F)
  • 2-1/4 tsp dry active yeast
  • 3 Tbl sugar
  • 2 Tbl vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbl salt
  • 6 to 6-3/4 C flour, divided
  1. In a large bowl, mix water and yeast. Once yeast has activated (clumped together and starting to smell yeasty), add sugar, oil, and salt. Add 3 cups of flour, one cup at a time, and mix well. Add the additional flour one cup at a time until you have a nice, elastic dough
  2. Turn dough out on hard, floured surface (I use my wooden kitchen table) and knead for 8-10 minutes.
  3. Oil a large bowl and put dough in bowl, turning once to oil both sides.
  4. In a warm place, allow to rise until double in size (1 to 1-1/2 hours). Punch down and divide into two greased loaf pans.
  5. Allow to rise again until double in size (about 1 hour). Preheat oven to 375F. Bake for 33 minutes or until golden brown and hollow sounding when you tap the top.
  6. Remove from pans to cooling rack. You can brush top with melted butter, if you like that sort of thing.


Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.
  3. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

6 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge: Fresh Baked”

  1. I used to bake bread often. I made my own English muffins, wheat bread, white bread. I wore out. I miss the bread right out of the oven, but not the whole day of work I needed to produce a few loaves.

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