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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Who Likes A Heel?

Well, me for one  :)  This is a wonderful multi-grain bread that is so light and flavourful!  A good friend gave me her recipe, so I'll pass it on to all of you:  1 1/3 c. water, 2 tbsp. powdered milk, 1 egg, 2 tbsp. honey, 1 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 1/2 c whole wheat flour, 1 1/2 c. white flour, 3/4 c. 9 grain-for cereal and baking,  2 tbsp. flax, 1/4 c. molasses, 2 1/2 tsp. yeast.

Ok, I added the flax, but there is flax in the 9 grain and I used fancy molasses.  I end up using at least another 1/2 cup of flour when kneading--take your choice.  I usually take the 1/3 cup of water, warm it, add 1 tbsp. of the honey and add in my yeast to set.  By the time the dry ingredients are all mixed, the yeast is ready, then just mix in all the moist ingredients and throw it together.  I usually punch down twice and put into pans.    

Well, we got another dump of snow last night!  One good thing is the exercise I'm getting lately, but the baking is maybe going to start counter-acting the benefits of shovelling  :) 

The poor dogs couldn't even get out their door this morning until I shovelled and it was pretty hard to find the 3 steps that lead to the lower deck that was clear last night.  I think some of it drifted to make it so deep--a little  :)

I thought we were going to get a break when it cleared up a couple of days ago.  We have three kinds of light: the lamp post, the almost-full moon and the sun shining on the hillside, just as it went down.   

The key holder is finished, I hung it close to my back door.  It's great for hanging the dog leashes.  I don't usually hang my car keys there, but I think it may be a good place for the shed key.   

Break is over, it's time to make lunch and I see the snow has stopped and a wee bit of blue sky is appearing.  It may be a lot nicer finishing my shovelling this afternoon!

I hope Everyone is having a great day   :)

1 comment:

  1. I can just smell the deliciousness wafting from your last couple of posts!!! Where can I find krakus - that looks yummy!