I make bread every week. I have for years. There are so many great things about it. It’s delicious. It makes the house smell great. It makes a great gift. It takes a lot less time to create than something knitted and is frequently more appreciated, as much for its novelty as its taste.
When I was deep into bread making as a hobby, (sourdough starter included) I did a lot of reading and discovered mitts that bakers used to wear hanging from their wrists. When the loaves were ready, the bakers would give a quick swing of the wrists and their hands were protected, ready to pull hot pans from the ovens.
Those were the days long before silicone, so the mitts were made from heavy cotton. I wanted a pair of my own and thought, “Why not felt?” Why not, indeed. The Saturday Bread Baker’s Mitts pattern was the result. The mitts make a great gift, along with a loaf of bread. And I’ve included my Saturday Bread recipe, shown in the photograph, just in case you want to try it yourself.
Let me know how you like it.