Happy Weekend to you..
The weeks seem to fly by and the weekend is here before you know it, eh?
We had a lovely day but the weather station is calling for us to have another blizzard.. ugh...
I am not saying anything else but just pray we do not get as much as they are forecasting..
It is supposed to start overnight Saturday and on into Sunday..
Anyway on the home front..
I made a new kind of bread today and it was a success..
It was in one of my Canadian Mennonite books by Edna Staebler..
Sometimes I get tired of only getting one loaf of bread at a time and prefer several loaves that I can freeze and have ..
If you have company then it is nice to dig out a loaf and have it for a meal or just a lunch..
Serve it up with a couple of boiled eggs, homemade jam or sliced tomatoes and cheese ...
I made it in a large bowl as it calls for up to 9 cups of flour..
And I made 3 different types..
The recipe says you do not need to knead it but I did for a few minutes and it came out light and fluffy..
Here is the recipe..
1 cup warm water
1 T. sugar
2 T. instant yeast..
Put in bowl and let the yeast rise for 10 minutes..
Then add 2 cups warm water
1/4 cup of honey or sugar.. I used honey
1 T. salt
1/2 cup Canola oil or veggie oil
Add 1 cup of flour at a time and stir after each cup until it is hard to stir..
I added 8 cups of all purpose flour..
*You can use whatever kind of flour you like and add 1 cup of flour at a time and stirring each time until the mixture loses it's shiny wet look..
I kneaded this dough for several minutes until well mixed..
Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled...
Divide dough into 3 loaves..
Shape into round loaves or put into tins..
Rise until double again..
Bake at 375 degrees F. for 30 minutes or until the loaves sound hollow when tapped..
Tip onto racks to cool..
Some ideas for the loaves..
1. Knead a Tablespoon of fresh chopped herbs to one loaf ..
Scatter a few chopped onto the top and let rise..
2.. Knead a few tablespoons of onion soup mix to the loaf and scatter a bit on the top and let rise..
3. Sprinkle some nuts on the top..
4. Knead raisins and 1 tsp. of cinnamon into the loaf..
There are many ideas for this bread..
Terry just had a big slice and said he loved it and it was a keeper.. smile..
Well, my dears this is all for tonight..
Thank you so much for stopping by..
I hope you enjoy your weekend with your families..
Do something special tomorrow and make a few memories or loaves of bread. smile..
And if you can get to church on Sunday in your part of the world it will enhance your life and that of your children..
He makes the difference and benefits your family..
Our families need every bit of stability we as parents can add and Christ adds that to your home..
Take care, my dears and I look forward to your little notes and comments..
God bless.. xo