Breadmaking – father and son

Kneading bread dough

Making leavened bread is the job of menfolk at our house; here’s my husband kneading a batch just after our older son made soup the other night.

Young boy preparing a bread pan

Our youngest often dips into the breadmaking process and came in on this particular evening at the pan-preparing stage.

Scoring a loaf of bread for baking

I think this loaf ended up in the conventional oven; we’re better at getting things into the woodstove when we concentrate on our baking and cooking at the start of the day, which doesn’t always work. Using the woodstove more for cooking and baking is still a work in progress and I will post again on that soon.

This weekend my older son’s oldest friend (they’ve been pals since kindergarten!) is staying with us to make lasagna and brownies. I’ll share here when it’s all done.

4 thoughts on “Breadmaking – father and son

  1. Ah, the lovely craft of breadmaking with young children. They seem to like the taste a lot more if they kneaded it themselves. We are a family of five, so we bake six loafs once or twice a week in our conventional oven. But now we are considering to exchange our old woodstove with an Esse Ironheart, so I’m very interested in your experience with it. Can you bake more than one loaf at a time, maybe even four on two stages?

    1. Thanks for stopping by Pieter! Lovely to hear of your experiences in bread baking. So far we have baked two loaves in the Ironheart simultaneously with good results. The oven of the Ironheart is narrow compared to a conventional oven, but I think it might be possible to bake four smaller loaves at once; two on each shelf as you suggest. If you have any specific questions, I’d be more than happy to try to answer them.

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