This holiday season, take some time to sit down with family and friends to celebrate the simple act of breaking bread together. Communal dining may be one of our species’ most basic activities, and what better way to celebrate the holiday than to have some good bread. While I enjoy and recommend all the breads on the bread page, I think the most appropriate for this season is the Worldwide Family Christmas Bread. It’s a fairly simple yeasted bread that satisfies all day long with just a smear of butter. I’ve had some requests for converting this to a volume recipe and, while I still recommend baking by weight, can offer a few suggestions. I find a cup of flour to be roughly 150 grams, and a cup of liquid (milk or water) runs about 236 grams. If you have the time, buy a simple kitchen scale instead of trying to convert the recipe. You can find scales at most grocery and kitchen goods stores and you’ll be glad you did.
This holiday season, break bread with family and reflect on all the good things in life. Happy holidays!