Monday, July 16, 2012

My Dirty Little Secret

I have a dirty little secret that is eating me alive.  I know the internet is not the place to keep secrets, but the imagined anonymity makes me feel safe enough to confess.  Here, I won't have to see the disdain in your eyes when I tell you what I've been doing behind closed doors.

I've been baking bread.  From scratch.  (EEEP!)

Please, please, please don't tell my friends!  It's not my fault!  I wanted to buy the stuff on the shelf, but I can't do that anymore now that I have a newly discovered corn allergy.  (Yes, it has corn - even the white stuff.)

Here's another little secret:  It's SO stinkin' easy to bake bread!  And since I can buy all the ingredients at once and keep them in the pantry until I get good-and-darned ready, it works for me.  (I REALLY hate grocery shopping.)  But the other moms just wouldn't understand.  This whole baking from scratch thing (especially when it comes to bread), well, it's just not, um...acceptable among the busy mom crowd.  ("Who does she think she is?!  Martha-friggin-Stewart?!) 

My daughter digs baking so it's been good for some time together, but I cautioned her to keep "our little secret".  No one has to know.  "It's not that it's wrong, honey, it's just that,'s no one's business what we do in the privacy of our own kitchen."

Just in case you'd like to live a double life, too, I recommend this recipe for Gold Medal Classic White Bread.  You didn't hear it from me.

Oh, and make sure you save a couple of Mrs. Baird's bread bags before you come to the dark side.  I only wish I had thought of that sooner!

UPDATE:  New favorite sandwich bread recipe:


  1. Yum...your secret is safe with me!