"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." Anais Nin

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Love this little saying, it's a stamp from Close To My Heart.   Used my new Copics to colour this little girl.  Thanks Janet, for the image, she is so cute.

Not only cards getting made around here.  I've been craving sourdough bread. 
 So easy to make: cook 2 potatoes, use water from cooking and add more water to make 2 cups,  while still warm, add 1 pkg. yeast, 1 tbsp. sugar and stir.  Mash the potatoes until smooth and add to yeast mix.  Stand in a warm place (I left mine on the counter) for 2-3 days, stir occasionally, cover loosely with plastic wrap.  After 2 days (couldn't wait 3) I mixed in 2 cups flour and let stand over night.  
Then you take 2 cups of starter, add 1 tbsp. sugar, 1 tsp. salt, 3 tbsp. melted marg, 2-3 cups of flour and knead 10 minutes.  Place in bowl to rise, punch down twice. Bake at 400 for 15 min. and then at 375 for 25 minutes until golden brown.  It's done when you knock on it and it sounds hollow.
To replenish starter:  for each cup of starter used, add: 1 cup of warm water, 1 cup of flour, 1 tbsp. sugar.  Leave at room temp. a few hours, then refrigerate.

This recipe made two round loaves and is so yummy! 

Thanks for looking  :)


  1. Lovely card I do love that image as well.. But boy do I like the looks of that bread.. Take Care

  2. Oh one of my favorite images and you've colored her up so nicely!! And that bread looks incredible!! Hugs!