The Unreported Issues of Breadmaking

If you’re trying to sell a house there’s some advice that says you should brew coffee or make bread just before a viewing to create a favourable atmosphere (and nice smell).

What no one tells you about making bread is that the smell can also be a massive distraction.

You’ll know if you’re a regular reader that we have a breadmaker and bake our own bread in it. In fact we’ve just recently bought a new one to replace our old, much used and worn out machine.

This morning I put the breadmaker on, in order to bake a loaf, so that we could have some later on with the soup that I’m planning for dinner this evening, and also possibly a sneaky bread and jam treat for lunchtime.

It is however a massive distraction. Not because it’s a noisy machine, far from it. It’s the smell, the gorgeous aroma of bread baking in the kitchen, which happens to be right next to my office, where I am trying not to drown in my own saliva, and instead concentrate on work. The timer says that there is about 50 minutes left to go for this loaf before it’s ready, just in time for lunch. Before then however I have a phone call to make and things that I need to focus on.

Nothing like freshly baked bread to help focus the mind!

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2 Responses to The Unreported Issues of Breadmaking

  1. David says:

    Yes, we know the feeling all too well, around our household. On those mornings when I have to roast another batch of coffee beans (or we don’t have coffee to top off our breakfast), it can really be somewhat torturous. The aroma sends our stomachs into overdrive – a sort of protest – gurgling and groaning in anticipation of what is to come. When the temperature outside isn’t in the negatives, I do the roasting outside over an open flame and you can smell the heavenly aroma all over the property. So, you can imagine the intensity of it when we’re roasting inside our tiny house.

    Hope you have a wonderful dinner!

    David.

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