Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Salt Rising Bread



A family tradition going back as far as I can remember. When we were little my father's parents used to visit Hornell where they once lived and family remained. They would bring back a car full from a bakery there and share it with the families of their many children. (We have, sadly, lost a few of those fine people, but I gotta say...all us cousins have enjoyed the many benefits of a very fine set of aunts and uncles....real good folks.)

Now one of those cousins bakes it. That's right...she goes to all the trouble to take two days baking this naturally risen bread.

And then she shares it with the family. Yesterday she arrived at our doorstep after braving the horror of the badly washed out driveway......next time an Ark is built I am voting no mosquitoes....but that is another story.

Anyhow, a little toasting and a little strawberry jam and I was catapulted back to my childhood, willy-nilly.

In such a good way.

Thank you dear cousin for taking all this trouble and thinking to share with us. We are truly honored to be enjoying this amazing treat.

7 comments:

A. Montgomery said...

Janet is a good bread maker. Friday at breakfast at the Railroad Cafe (her place) she served salt rising bread to the family with their eggs etc. I didn't have any, preferring raisin bread. I never was a great fan of salt rising although I did enjoy half of the loaf she brought us. The whole family does thrive on it. Love, Mom

Terry and Linda said...

We have finally gotten some sunshine. And some drying wind. I hope you get some also. Yellow iris will be in the mail tomorrow!

Linda
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Anonymous said...

Bread looks lovely and bet it is good toasted too! Thanks for idea to make it . I have a good recepie too that is a one bowl yeast...really good, with cornmeal on the crusts. Thank you for sharing...mmmmmmmmmmmgoona try it soon.---merri

threecollie said...

Mom, she told me about that. What a wonderful person she is! I was so delighted to see her! Love you

Linda, sunny here today, thank GOD! Thanks in advance for the iris. The mint you sent is doing great!

Merri, it was so delicious!

lisa said...

That is wonderful! So thoughtful of her.

Carol said...

That bread reminds Shaun of his childhood too...he loves it!

threecollie said...

Lisa, I was so tickled! We just love the stuff!

Carol, I guess you either love it or you hate it. We love it...toasted with strawberry jam...unbeatable! lol