The Staff of Life

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© Donald Garrett
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UploadedNovember 9, 2009
TakenOctober 14, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D60
Exposure1/200 sec at f/5
FlashFlash, Auto-Mode, Return light detected
Focal Length125 mm
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My entry for the Signature Dish category. This is definitely my specialty: 100% Whole Wheat Bread. I will include a cursory recipe. If you are not familiar with making yeast breads, you will need more instructions!

100% Whole Wheat Bread

4 1/3 cups whole wheat flour
1 tbsp rapid rise yeast
2 cups milk
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. solid shortening

Mix, knead and let rise twice. Then shape into a loaf and let rise again. Bake at 375° for 40 minutes. Remove from pan immediately. Wait about 15 minutes before slicing with a serrated knife. ENJOY!!

39 responses

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (9 Nov 2009):

    MMMM can I please have the first slice? There's nothing better than homemade bread. Just the smell of it baking is mouthwatering! Fantastic shot Don!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (9 Nov 2009):

    Michael took the words . . . and the bread . . . right out of my mouth!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (9 Nov 2009):

    OH a bread recipe that does not take a bread machine! Thank you for the recipe!

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (9 Nov 2009):

    I prepare!!!! beautiful shot!

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (9 Nov 2009):

    Ok, set me a plate right there with Dick and, does that look yummy!! With a bit of butter, or apple butter......yummmmy!

  • Klaus Girk

    Klaus Girk (Deleted) gave props (9 Nov 2009):

    How true it is, yum, yum. Love fresh bread from the oven.

  • Jack Sills

    Jack Sills (Deleted) gave props (9 Nov 2009):

    Well Done!!!!!!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (9 Nov 2009):

    Ahhhhh....I don't think there's a better smell in the world, than that of bread right out of the oven. Marvelous job--both on the baking and the shooting.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (9 Nov 2009):

    I love the smell of homemade bread...I used to bake bread from scratch in the early years of marriage but after my husband bought a bread machine he likes making bread using that method...( Shhh... Don't tell anyone but sometimes he forgets to add the yeast:)) Then we end up using it for toast....Thanks for the recipe...I love whole wheat bread and the picture looks too good to eat:) It should be bronzed with your signature on it.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett said (9 Nov 2009):

    FYI... a lot of it got eaten for supper tonight!! It is every bit as good as it looks. Thought I would rub it in. :-)

  • Latrenia Bryant

    Latrenia Bryant gave props (9 Nov 2009):

    A++++++ Looks GREAT!!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (9 Nov 2009):

    I thought I smelled fresh baked bread!! MMMM! It looks delicious and is so beautifully displayed.

  • Dawn Duffield

    Dawn Duffield (Deleted) gave props (9 Nov 2009):

    The bread is nice; however, the napkin is a definite favorite :-) Extremely well composed; I can only imagine how wonderful it smells and tastes! I do love that napkin!!!!!

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (9 Nov 2009):

    Looks well made and well presented. Nothing like the smell of fresh baked bread.

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (9 Nov 2009):

    i can smell it from here..... dehydrate from drooling. LOL!!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (9 Nov 2009):

    Oops, I didn't see this signature dish before I suggested the photo before this one! Beautiful loaf of bread and I might just use your recipe and make a loaf!

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (9 Nov 2009):

    I can smell it right now!! Beautifully composed with the colorful napkin.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (10 Nov 2009):

    I know it smells heavenly! I love mine smothered in melting butter. Yummy. Terrific capture and entry.

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (10 Nov 2009):

    Beautiful composition! Well done.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (10 Nov 2009):

    Is it lunch yet, dang, another hour before my lunch break! Hope nobody caught me sneaking and looking at the food in my comp. Great bread eeerr composition, Don!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (10 Nov 2009):

    Now that is what I call a "Loaf" lol,,,looks delicious and a great entry Don

  • Kevin Kabuki

    Kevin Kabuki gave props (10 Nov 2009):

    Something very earthy about bread making, and bread eating, and dressing in bread, and rolling in it.

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (10 Nov 2009):

    It looks so good!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (10 Nov 2009):

    There was always a fight in our place, when young, over the crust (the first piece) Smothered in butter and marmite! Kept us going for hours!! Brilliant shot, and Mr Don the Baker Man you sure cook a mean loaf!!

  • diana

    diana (Deleted) gave props (10 Nov 2009):

    i can actually smell it! looks heavenly!!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    Perfection, love the smell of bread baking..

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    It looks sooooo good.

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    Oh my, Don...... I can just smell this baking....... nothing better!!! Great shot!!!

  • Dawn Duffield

    Dawn Duffield (Deleted) gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    I simply stopped by to see it again :-) This is so great!!!!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    Awesome Composition - this looks yummy

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    I love homemade bread. Great entry.

  • Elizabeth Avalon

    Elizabeth Avalon (Deleted) said (12 Nov 2009):

    Please can I have a slice too with some tasty cheese? Great photo!

  • Elaine Manley

    Elaine Manley (Deleted) gave props (13 Nov 2009):

    mmm yummy !


    JOE FAILK gave props (13 Nov 2009):

    Perfect for the theme!

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (13 Nov 2009):

    Man, that looks delish! Love it hot with butter, but these days use I can't believe it's not butter. LOL

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (13 Nov 2009):

    Nice Entry!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (14 Nov 2009):

    Beautifully composed, Don. Not only does it get me salivating, but brings back wonderful childhood memories. My maternal grandmother loved to bake and among her specialties was homemade breads.

  • Tom Drew

    Tom Drew (Deleted) gave props (26 Nov 2009):

    Nicely Done!

  • Denis and Yulia Pogostins

    Denis and Yulia Pogostins said (30 Dec 2009):

    Nice shoot. Good concept!

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