Homemade Bread

Baking my first batch of bread (2)
When I was growing up, one of the perks of being a preacher’s kid was that people in the church often gave us things. This helped to supplement what little income my father received. One of my fondest memories was getting a big loaf of homemade bread on a Sunday morning. Bertha McCann and Katy Townsend were two women who made the best bread I ever tasted. One day, when I was ten, I was raving about Katy’s bread. I expressed interest in learning to bake bread like that. She said when I was twelve, she would teach me. I remembered her promise, and when I was twelve, she helped me bake a batch of bread. My bread never quite matched hers, but I was very proud of my accomplishment!

Fresh warm homemade bread
Topped with butter and jelly
My best summer treat

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Photo of my first batch of bread: From our family album

Our prompt today at d’Verse is food! One of my favorite food memories is homemade bread.

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51 thoughts on “Homemade Bread

  1. In the 1980s, when the Guyana government banned the importation of wheat flour in order to reduce our country’s foreign debt, I learned to make bread using contraband flour sourced from neighboring Suriname. (Those caught with the flour were fined and imprisoned.) At the time, the local rice flour only worked for making pancakes.

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  2. What a great story, it brought back memories. When I was a kid we had a boarder, an elderly lady named Edna who made bread. All I remember is her bread was wonderful and she used potato water in it. Wish I had a loaf now -Bob

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