555 Quince Orchard Road,
So use your hands! Studies have shown that hands-on work fulfills a primal need to make useful creations.
The benefits of tending your garden, knitting, cooking or any other simple activity requiring the use of your hands is receiving increased attention of psychologists. Speaking for myself, I make bread as my escape from the stresses of our technology dominated world. It is a great way to become immersed in a task which results in a tangible product to be enjoyed by family and friends. I refer to the time spent mixing the ingredients, proofing the yeast, kneading the dough, watching it rise and preparing it to bake as my therapy. Of course, the smell of bread baking wafting through the house is a sensory reward in itself! My current favorite bread to bake is made in an old cast iron skilled given to me by my mother:
Yield: 12 ROLLS prep time: 3 HOURS, 5 MINUTES (INCLUDES RISING)
Total time: 3 HOURS, 35 MINUTES
10 - 12 inch oven-safe skillet
The reception you receive when showing up at dinners and parties with fresh bread is the icing on the therapy cake!