Wednesday, March 11, 2015
A BLUE MOON IN MY EYES
Woke up this morning, a blue moon in my eyes: headache – BC Powder – writing a blog post.
Finally, shake the headache and get the munchies.
I once knew a man in Newfoundland that wouldn't eat bought bread; he called it baker’s fog. I understand his prejudice: there is nothing like a slice of crisply toasted homemade bread slathered in butter.
My wife and I have been making bread in a bread maker since the mid 1980’s. We still buy ‘baker’s fog’ on occasion; but our preference is for our own homemade bread.
Here is our favorite recipe:
One cup of milk – warm or room temperature
One half cup of water
Three cups of all-purpose flour
One cup of stone-ground wheat flour
One and a half teaspoons of salt
Two teaspoons of sugar
Two tablespoons of butter
One teaspoon of yeast
For those that haven’t made bread in a bread machine:
After the mixing begins check the bread pan – if ingredients are not forming a ball add one table spoon of water. Wait two minutes and check again: add another tablespoon of water if needed (careful - the tendency is to add too much water and the dough becomes sticky.)
So this morning it is a cup of strong sweet tea and homemade toast - well done (if it is brown it is cooking if it is black it is done)- slathered in I Can’t Believe It Is Not Butter.
Have a Good Morning: