The food that I find the hardest to resist is bread. I cannot imagine life without it. I start my day with two slices of toast for breakfast. My dog looks on hoping for a crumb or two. I’m afraid I started her on this bad habit myself as I had always shared my breakfast with our previous dog. She was the only one who was ever awake at 6am when I got up for work. I’m always hungry when I wake up so Cindy doesn’t get much.
When I was a child mum used to tell us that we must eat our bread and butter before we could have any cake and that eating your crusts made your hair curl. Even now I can never understand people who cut the crusts off their bread. It’s the best part I think and yes, I do have curly hair. My sister who never liked them has straight hair. On Sunday mornings we would have fried bread with our bacon and eggs. I have to admit I rarely make this now but I do like it.
Mum used to make a delicious bread pudding from stale bread sometimes. I wish I could find the recipe for it. I used to have it; not that we ever seem to have bread long enough for it to get stale at our house. I think Bread Pudding must be a very English thing. People here don’t seem to know much about it. It’s not the same as Bread and Butter Pudding. I remember that you have to tear up the bread into small pieces. This recipe sounds the closest to it although I think mum just used caster sugar. It was something you made with what you had in the house to use up the left over bread.
Sandwiches and rolls were what I lived on when I was working. I’d either take some from home or buy them at work. Hubby makes great toasted sandwiches in the sandwich toaster I bought him too.
I would not dream of eating soup without bread. I will eat white bread but I really prefer wholemeal or multi grain bread and I love rolls. Croissants are nice too but they are a treat. I like to have them for breakfast when we travel on the Spirit of Tasmania ferry to or from Melbourne.
I also like the flat bread used in wraps. My favourite place to get lunch if I’m in Hobart for the day is Ready4Lunch where you can get a salad wrap with just about anything in it you can think of in it.
I’ve made my own bread from time to time with varying degrees of success. Getting it to rise correctly is the part I have the most trouble with. I’ve done it by hand and with a bread maker. But making bread doesn’t really save a lot of money. We like it so much we eat more of it!