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Monday, May 3, 2010

OUR DAILY BREAD...

GOOD MORNING....ANOTHER MONDAY.. IT JUST SEEMS AS THOUGH THE WEEKS OF SPRING ARE GOING BY SO FAST..I WANT IT TO TAKE IT'S TIME  BUT TIME LISTENS TO NO MAN AS MY MOM ALWAYS SAYS...
I THOUGHT THIS MORNING I WOULD SHARE A RECIPE WITH YOU THAT I THINK IS ESSENTIAL FOR A MOM TO HAVE.  IN THIS BUSY WORLD THAT YOU GIRLS LIVE IN  I THINK THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WILL BLESS YOUR FAMILIES.  IT IS NUTRITIONAL BECAUSE IT  IS SO BASIC.... IT TASTES DELICIOUS BUT BEST OF ALL IT ONLY TAKES A FEW MINUTES OUT OF YOUR BUSY SCHEDULES.... YES, IT IS OUR DAILY BREAD... YESTERDAY AT CHURCH I WAS CHATTING WITH A COUPLE OF THE KEEPERS OF THE HOME AND WE WERE DISCUSSING THIS BREAD THAT I HAD POSTED ON MY PRIMITIVE LACE BLOG... I REALLY DID NOT SAY THAT MUCH ABOUT IT..JUST THE YOUTUBE ADDRESS... AS I TOLD YOU IN THE LAST POST.. WE WERE HAVING COMPANY FOR DINNER ON SATURDAY...I MADE THIS BREAD AND THEY LOVED IT... HE SAID IT TASTED LIKE HIS MOM USED TO MAKE AND COULD HE HAVE ANOTHER PIECE...LOL... SURE..
                HERE IT IS...
I MAKE THIS IN A DUTCH OVEN WITH A COVER BUT YOU CAN USE A BOWL AND PLASTIC WRAP... ANYWAY..
PUT IN 3 CUPS OF ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
OR 1/2 WHITE AND 1/2 WHOLEWHEAT
1 1/4 TSP. SALT
1/8 TSP. INSTANT YEAST
NOW TAKE ONE HAND AND STIR WELL TO BLEND
ADD 1 1/2 CUPS WARM WATER
TAKE THE SAME HAND AND BEGIN IN THE CENTRE AND STIR UNTIL ALL BLENDED
OK... NOW JUST COVER IT AND SIT IT ON YOUR COUNTER OR IN THE OVEN OUT OF THE WAY AND FORGET ABOUT IT UNTIL THE NEXT DAY..WHENEVER IT IS CONVENIENT FOR YOU.. I HAVE LEFT IT FOR 20 HOURS AND IT IS LOVELY...
NOW 12 HOURS OR HOWEVER LONG LATER ... THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE..
TAKE IT OUT AND PUT ON A FLOURED SPACE SOMEWHERE..
NOW JUST PAT IT GENTLY WITH YOUR HANDS..,.
AND FOLD OVER ..BOTH SIDES AND EACH END..  SPRINKLE THE TOP WITH FLOUR. 
THEN JUST FLOUR A TEATOWEL AND PLACE THE LOAF ON IT . FOLD UP THE TOWEL AND LET IT REST WHILE YOU GET THE OVEN HEATED AND READY.
 HEAT THE OVEN TO 500 DEGREES F...ALONG WITH YOUR POT..
  .    I USE A CAST IRON DUTCH OVEN AS RECOMMENDED ON THE YOUTUBE  VIDEO BUT ONE OF THE KEEPERS JUST USES HER STAINLESS STEEL POT AND I KNOW THAT A CHEF JUST PUTS IT IN A TIN OR COOKIE SHEET BUT LOWERS THE HEAT TO 450 DEGREES.
LEAVE IT IN THERE FOR 20 TO 30 MINUTES.
CAREFULLY TAKE IT OUT AND PLACE IN YOUR BREAD AND BAKE FOR 30 MINUTES COVERED AND THEN TAKE OFF THE COVER AND BAKE ANOTHER 10 -15 MINUTES...
AND THERE YOU ARE... A BEAUIFUL LOAF OF CRUSTY HOMEMADE GOODNESS.
YOUR FAMILY WILL LOVE IT AND YOU WILL HAVE A WONDERFUL FEELING OF SATISFACTION AT MAKING SOMETHING SO GOOD FOR SUCH A SMALL SACRIFRICE OF TIME...
THE YOUTUBE IS NYTIMES NO KNEAD BREAD.. JUST LOOK IT UP ON GOOGLE IF YOU WANT TO SEE HOW EASY IT REALLY IS.. A 4 YEAR OLD CAN MAKE IT ACCORDING TO THEM.. WHEN OUR FAMILY WERE HERE FOR DINNER LATELY I HAD MADE THE BREAD.. OUR DAUGHTER AND DAUGHTER-IN-LAW COULD NOT BELIEVE I MADE IT... THEY THOUGHT I BOUGHT IT AT A BAKERY...
I LOVE COMPLIMENTS FROM THEM...LOL
WELL, GIRLS HAVE A BLESSED WEEK AND REMEBER TO READ YOUR DAILY BREAD ALSO..
HUGS AND BLESSING FROM ME TO YOU..
FAYE. 

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the reminder to get the bread mixed up! I will need it to make snadwiches later on in the week. My task at hand is to get supper going- I need to get a roast in the oven. I hope it won't be as tough as rubber because I don't have time to slow roast it... Who knows it may even become a burnt offering LOL. If you have any tips on how to do a roast in a hurry, I'd love to hear about it!
    -L-
    PS I found some fabric for Saturday but it is black and burgandy striped- Let me know if that will do.

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  2. Crusty bread is one of my favorites, fresh from the oven and then sliced and spread with butter!
    Yumm!
    Good reminder that we need the bread of the Word, too!
    Have a great week!
    Christine

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  3. Awesome I will have to try it..I made some blueberry Muffins yesterday, well I tried..lol. One of the elements blew in theoven and it took about 48 mins to cook them and I only had one muffin pan so it took me a while. Then when I was cooking the last ones the other element blew and so I couldn't finish them, I had to through them out... Grrrr! They are coming tomorrow morning to fix it.

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