28 January 2009

HNT - Baking Bread

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I love to bake. I believe that love came from growing up with a grandmother who poured extra helpings of love and kindness into every pie, every cake and every loaf of bread she made. I have vivid memories of going to visit grandma and grandpa (a 4-hour drive each way) and walking into their home and smelling her labors of love as I walked in the front door. The first stop was never the bathroom, but the kitchen.

Just this week, the need to bake - to create with my hands and my heart - smacked me up along side the head. I decided to dole out a bit of baking kindness to my co-workers and put together four loaves of "quick" bread - pumpkin, banana, cranberry and cinnamon streusel (from the top, clockwise).



I should probably invest in an apron though *CLICK*
*EDIT* No body parts were harmed in the shooting of this HNT

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57 comments:

~c said...

Mmmmmm, all sounds yummy!... And even yummier the clickthru!..

Happy HNT!
~c

Moosekahl said...

Okay...those are all my favorites but I hate to bake and honey...the rest is WAY to close to the heat source! Careful!

katherine. said...

one of those would have made a delicious birthday present...

wink

Ms. Inconspicuous said...

I'm sorry, the only thing I can think is, "Ohmygod, please don't burn your boobs...ohmygod, please don't burn your boobs."

I trust all the bits made it out alright?

Vixen said...

LOL @ Ms.I bc that was my first thought too. I've done something similar.

The breads look *YUMMY*.....

Mariposa said...

LOL @ Miss I...and yeah, pls don't!

YUM...and yummier is all I can say.

HHNT

Thursday's Child said...

While the click-thru was hot, I can tell my diet is taking its toll on me, cuz I was like, ohmigosh that bread looks good, LOL!

Happy HNT!

13messages said...

What a wonderful post. Your words remind me of the wonderful meals and desserts that my grandmother loved to make for me and the rest of our family.

And then the click took me somewhere equally beautiful but so far removed. :)

HHNT!

Osbasso said...

I'm sorry--I wasn't concerned about the burning of the boobies. My first thought was for the camera in the oven!

You can do HNT without the boobies, but you can't without the camera!

vanimp said...

LOL i was worried about you burning your boobs as well! Gawd that bread looks delicious and it's dinnertime here ... now ima hungry xxx

BTExpress said...

I'd offer you one of mine, but I like you better naked. Happy HNT!

Janet Campbell said...

Yum! Wish I had a piece of that right now with a cup of hot coffee!

I Smile 2 Much said...

I had the same thoughts. DONT burn those boobies and "where'd she have the camera for this?"

After my worrying subsided, I'm now in the mood for some of your baked goods here ;)

*smiles*

Yummy, Dana~

Anonymous said...

Very nice. I'd say you don't need an apron. I would rather like to watch you cook naked. ^_^

Amorous Rocker said...

I wish I could bake. I always manage to mess it up though, lol. I can cook really damn well though so that makes up for my lack of baking skills. Fresh baked bread is such an amazingly comforting smell to me. =) Be it just regular frenh bread,, whole grain bread or banana or apple cinnamon bread. Comfort indeed.

Awesome click. Glad no body parts were hurt or burned in the name of HNT pictures, lol.

Happy HNT!

Mike said...

Now those look yummy, both the bread and whats exposed ;)

A very HHNT

An Artist Exposed said...

Lovely click-through - yummy in so many ways. HHNT!

Another Suburban Mom said...

Incredible picture. I am sure that no boobies were harmed in the taking of that photo.

HHNT!

Dana said...

~c, it was certainly a big hit at work - the bread, that is!

Moose, when I finally make it out there I'll have to bake for you. I promise to wear clothes though!

Kat, ohhhhh ... the guilt comment ...

Dana said...

Ms. I, all bits are just fine! One of the thinks I find fun about photography is tricking the brain to believe what the eyes see!

Vixen, I'm really glad y'all are so concerned about my boobie health - it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy *wink*

Mariposa, unlike Vixen, I'd never sacrifice my comfort for the HNT shot!

Anonymous said...

The breads look delicious and I'm glad you didn't burn your girls. ;) You gonna post the recipes or are you just a big ol' tease?

Baseball Mom said...

I am sure the bread was a hit. They all look so good.

Ms. Lily said...

The breads look delicious and I was cringing a bit at the click also, but it too looks delicious.
Happy HNT!!

Tink said...

Mmmm. Those look delicious!

tt said...

Buns ahoy!!!
Lucky oven there! ;)

Dana said...

Thursday, there is nothing better than fresh baked bread - not even boobies!

13, memories of my grandmother are some of the onl wonderful childhood memories I have.

Os, you put yours in the washing machine for goodness sakes!

Dana said...

vanimp, y'all are so concerned about my safety *wink*

BTExpress, I'm thinking an apron HNT might just be a little sexy!

Janet, I'm assuming you are talking about the bread?

Anonymous said...

acccckkk Don't get burned!!
great pic.

Matt-Man said...

Man that bread looks great. Cheers!!

swingerwife said...

Okay, I'm glad you came back and posted the edit. The only thing I could think when I saw you pressed up against the baking tray was "ouch!!" Very nice!

HHNT!

Carnalis said...

ouch!!!

it is a natural reflex .. take care!

Happy HNT

random moments said...

Those look delicious! (The breads. hee hee.)

Sometimes I get a giggle thinking how funny it would be if your hubby walked in on a photo shoot like this!

Well done. (The photo, not the bread.)

Bond said...

but but but the boobies were resting on the pan...maybe it was cool by that time?

NOW I AM HUNGRY!!!!

Jormengrund said...

Um..

I know I shouldn't be asking this BUUUUT....

Is this your way of telling your readers that you've got a bun in your oven?? *wink*

Anonymous said...

Hi Dana,

OMG you are soo right about home baking. There is nothing better than home made bread.....I can smell it now. My mom was a great cook and baker. I sure miss that.

Tom
(soxyes)

Anonymous said...

Oh yummy! The bread looks delish! :) And the click-thru is fun. lol

peace...

Maeve said...

Be carefull not to burn to breasts!
And can you come cook me something, with my sweet tooth, you got me craving some of those bread! I would give you an apron, if I feel like it!
Happy HNT!

Karl said...

Good Afternoon Dana,

Looks very tasty, I bet the breads good too

boo said...

Oh, nothing says lovin' like something hot and tasty from the oven. That is definitely hot and tasty.... *wink*

Anonymous said...

I agree, there is nothing that is more soothing,comforting, and yummy as the smell of baking bread!

OH, be careful!!

Happy HNT!

Siren said...

my grandma baked and cooked all the time too, cina-rolls and homemade noodles..yum! Good thing your not frying bacon.

Real Live Lesbian said...

And here I expected to see your buns! ;)

Everything looks delish!

Anonymous said...

Ummmm lets see. Where do I start? I was shown your interesting but yet disgusting pics by a friend. She was expressing her concern because this is something that her husband finds interesting. Which we cannot for the life of us figure out. Do you have some sort of spell on the guys that open these up? How else would they even find this attractive? Being a woman myself, I have to tell you that what you are doing is a disgrace to women. Just one more loser giving us a bad name. THANKS!!! It is obvious that you are desperate for attention. Its too bad that you have to get it by showing of what you call "ART". Not sure but Im thinking you may need to go back to school or at least pull out a dictionary so that you can find the true meaning of the word. Cause girl...art is meant to be beautiful and you sure haven't shown us anything of the sort yet!!!

With deepest sincerity...

Disgusted

Knight said...

Wow your anonymous commenter really missed the point. That's too bad.
I call it jealousy. You love yourself and we love your for it. Now pass me some baked goods!

~*Jobthingy*~ said...

*phew* i am glad no parts were harmed cause that would be horrible.

yummy.. both pics ;)

HHNT

d2b said...

I'm safe to know you're taking your pictures by yourself and not have any cameraman in the owen :)

Happy HNT!!!

Hubman said...

Yummy!!

And the bread looks pretty good too ;-)

Happy HNT!

Nolens Volens said...

That's yummy! Oh, the click-thru...so much more "YUMMY" than before! I would've never thought that up! Wonderful job...how can I steal this? Hehe! HHNT!

Average Chick said...

I soooo love homemade bread! I could eat it everyday!

Don't hurt the girls!!!!!

HHNT!

Karen said...

I love this. For some reason it made me laugh - in a good way. Just not what I was expecting when I clicked through. You are so creative.

Lilly said...

LOL brave lady!

I suck at baking. I don't know why. Last 2 weekends I've tried to recreate an apple cake an old coworker used to make. The only successful part being the creamcheese frosting. hehehe :)

Jay said...

That looks VERY tasty!

garbonzo said...

Mmm Yummy! Is it now HNB?

Biscuit said...

Do you serve your bread in the same outfit that you bake it in? If so, when will you be delivering mine? I have my calendar right here...

Anonymous said...

Freshly baked bread, and freshly bared breasts. It doesn't get much better than that.

I feel very sorry for Anonymous/Disgusted. Perhaps we should club together and buy her a sense of fun.

Anonymous said...

oh my, freash warm boobies...maybe with milk?
Enjoy your site, both photos and postings.
Mike

Turnbaby said...

Love the treats--and the bread looks yummy too