Checked the water to make sure it was at the right temp. 120 to 130 F.. with my Moms old candy thermometer.
Then rolled the the dough according to the directions. I think I rolled one loaf to tight..it looked really weird! but I was afraid to re-roll it.
So into the creased loaf pans they went and into the refrigerator for 2.5 hours. I used my Mom's bread pans she used to bake bread in when I was a little girl.
We saved the best loaf for Mom and Dad and brought it over to them..Gary cut the not so pretty loaf for us..it kinda looks like french bread instead of white bread don't you think..I thought so...
and then spread some home made apricot jam on top..our sweet dear friend Dolores made the jam and gifted Gary and I a few jars, she even made strawberry jam..
Gary and I had fun baking together..we will diffidently try baking bread again...I must say our bread looked nothing like the beautiful photo in the Kitchen Aid cook book, big sigh...but that's O.K with us. We will keep tyring.
Thank you so much for all your helpful hits, we really appreciated them...
Love you all and happy baking..
Big Hugs, Elizabeth and Gary