I dont make bread when there are more than just the two of us at home, its not that sons 3 and 4 dont like my bread, just the opposite, they like it so much that if I make a loaf its gone before it has a chance to cool down. So while they are with us I could spend the whole of my time just making bread - instead of which I choose to buy bread and spend my time doing other things. Now Rog and I are on our own again its back to bread making. I have no objection to the all singing, all dancing bread making machines, the bread from them is lovely, but the downside is that all the loaves are exactly the same shape and size. I prefer to make mine a bit more hands on, OK I dont do the kneading by hand now, I use dough hooks on my food mixer, but I like to ring the changes now and again, so yesterday I made a granary blob (my name for this shape), here you can see it after kneading, then after rising, and finally after cooking. If you can imagine a picture of my smiling face that will be after tasting, yum.