When the temperature dropped to the lowest in 30-odd years, and we were out of town, predictably our water pipes froze. I talked about the joys of living without running water here.
Our next-door neighbors helped us out a great deal, by giving us water whenever we asked.
In appreciation for their kindness in our time of need, as soon as we had water again, I baked them some homemade bread to thank them.
I think homemade bread makes a great gift. Who doesn’t love bread? Home bread making isn’t that common here in Greece anymore, at least not in the city. Most people have forgotten how good it is, I think! It’s also a very frugal thing to make, so you can make a lot of it and really show your thanks.
I made them a classic French baguette, a French baguette with sesame seeds, two large poppy seed rolls, and three hand-milled whole wheat olive breads, one with white sesame, one with black sesame, and one with both.
I hope they enjoy their bread! I enjoyed baking them!