Friday, January 5, 2018

Two Loaves

I was surprised to discover I hadn't made any basic white bread for quite some time. Years in fact. I more or less know how long because I inevitably post the bread images and recipes here.  This bread I've made before and you can find it by using "bread" in the blog search box (upper left corner).  My last few bread baking sessions have focussed on making healthier breads but on Wednesday I felt like some good white bread.

I didn't think to take photos until the baking was done.  I could hardly wait to taste the bread but it needed to cool first. When I finally had a taste the bread was very moist inside and crunchy on the outside. Just perfect. Is there anything better than warm bread with butter or jam or both on a cool day? Next time I go shopping I will see if there is any multigrain flour in the shop. I haven't looked for it since the grocery store changed hands. If there is none I can purchase some whole wheat flour and perhaps a small bag of white flour too. In thinking about the title for this post it reminded me of the miraculous story of the five loaves and two fish, except instead of two fish I have two loaves *wink.  Many of you will know the story very well. Others of you may not have heard how Jesus fed a multitude of people (5000 people) on five loaves of bread and two fish that a young boy in the crowd had with him.   

John 6:10-14

10 And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.
11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.
12 When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
13 Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.
14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.


What an awesome miracle.
 I have an equally awesome miracle to share with you. A miracle that occurred over Christmas.  For sure, Jesus is still in the miracle working business. If you've ever been a part of a miracle you know how exciting it is.  I will share the story here on the blog so please visit again soon.
Deb and her readers at Friday Foto Friends might be interested in this story.

This week I was also reminiscing about the beautiful walks along the waterfront that I took in late Fall. We had a spectacular Fall season. I always enjoy Fall. I have a few photos of dogs and birds which I want to share with Eileen and participants in Saturday Critters.

Can you spot the dog and the geese?  There's also a seagull in the background on the rocks.

Last but not least, I'm sharing a fabulous sky from the first day of this year, 2018.
 It was a real delight to have such a fabulous sky greet me on the very first day of the year. 
It is very unusual because it is generally rainy season. Having said that the weather has now warmed up several degrees and so we are back to some rain.  The weather can change very quickly on the coast.

The first photo was what it looked like here on New Year's Eve Day and on New Year's Day.
The last photo was taken at twilight on January 1, 2018.

I am blessed to see the beautiful mountains whenever the sky is clear.

Thank you for stopping by and sharing a piece of your day with me.


Joanne Noragon said...

Fresh bread. Yum. Is there a garden on top of that tall building?

Sylvia said...

Your bread looks so good! Enjoyed your photo's

Jeanie said...

That IS a pretty sky -- but I'm most impressed by your beautiful bread! I know you have to wait for it to cool before you can cut and eat it but that makes me so mad! Rick said in bread school he learned that you should cool two hours. But I want it WARM! I want it NOW! I can practically smell it from here!

Breathing In Grace said...

What beautiful fotos... I can almost taste that bread. I agree, there's nothing that tastes better than homemade bread with butter... my mouth is watering. I'm so looking forward to your miracle story! Happy Friday... thank you so much for sharing and linking up today!

Joyful said...

Yes, it's a garden on the roof top. It is a fairly common sight around here.

Joyful said...

I only cool it a bit just so it isn't steaming when I cut into it. I like my butter to be able to melt :-)

Maria said...

Hi! Your bread came beautiful! I think on the story of the loaves and the fish... especially when we have unexpected dinner guests... There's always a way to share our blessings! Have a wonderful weekend! ~ Maria

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Good bread is about as good as it gets. I am always astounded by the ways different cultures can take essentially the same ingredients and produce different results. Whenever I travel I am always interested to try local, traditional bread. The only one I can recall that I absolutely didn't like was injera in Ethiopia. It had the flavour of ground cardboard!

Red said...

There's nothing like home made bread. We had to make bread in the arctic as we couldn't buy any.

Cathy said...

That bread looks delicious. Looking forward to hearing about the miracle.

annie said...

I love homemade bread! It's the best. Your loaves look really good.
Bay here is frozen over in winter and only the hardy are out.
I enjoyed your photos :)
I am waving hello from the other coast. Have a beautiful weekend my friend.

Dianna said...

Your is beautiful. Is there anything more satisfying than to produce such delictables in the kitchen?

Mari said...

Those are some beautiful loaves! Homemade bread is the best, but mine never looks like yours.
Pretty pics today!
I'm very anxious to hear about the miracle.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Fresh bread smells so good and your gorgeous sky photo is a lovely blue. Did younsee the blue moon that same night?

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Ahhhh...there is hardly anything better than fresh warm bread from the oven? I look forward to hearing what your miracle is. Your mounatin views are beautiful!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your bread looks delicious. I wish I could smell it baking, yum! I always enjoy seeing the birds and people out walking their dogs. I miss having a dog. Beautiful sky, mountains and photos. Thank you so much for linking up your post! Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

carol l mckenna said...

Awesome sky shot ~ beautifully blue ~ yummy looking bread and great post and photos!

Happy Week ahead to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Lady Fi said...

Lovely shots - and that bread looks delicious.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Gorgeous blue skies and your mountain view is wonderful

jabbott said...

Hi Penny thats good bread. My mum used to make delicious bread and one day stopped making it,to busy with four siblings I guess!! The mountain view you have is a treat indeed x

Stewart M said...

The smell of baking bread is just wonderful - we dont do it enough.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

shayndel said...

Your two loaves look amazing! I love posts about bread and about Jesus, the Bread of Life!! By sharing your two loaves along with the story of His miracle, you are multiplying your loaves too by sharing His Word!!

This morning in a prayer group, we prayed from scriptures that were on the theme of Yeshua, Jesus, as the Bread of Life, and other related scriptures that we used on a prayer sheet, so I was also happy to see your bread post at the end of this day.

Look forward to hear your story about a miracle !! Blessings! ♡

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