Monday, September 27, 2010
Emilie's Whole Wheat Bread - Makes 2 loaves.
3 1/2 c. whole wheat flour (grind your own if you have a wheat grinder)
1/3 c. vital wheat gluten
1 1/4 T. instant yeast
2 1/2 c. steaming hot water
1 T. salt
1/3 c. oil
1/3 c. honey or 1/2 c. sugar
1 1/4 T. bottled lemon juice
2 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
Mix together the first three ingredients in your mixer with a dough hook. Add water all at once and mix for 1 minute; cover and let rest for 10 minutes (this is called sponging). Add salt, oil, honey or sugar, and lemon juice and beat for 1 minute. Add last flour, 1 cup at a time, beating between each cup. Beat for about 6-10 minutes until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. This makes very soft dough.
Pre-heat oven for 1 minute to lukewarm and turn off. Turn dough onto oiled counter top; divide, shape into 2 loaves place in oiled bread pans. Let rise in warm oven for 10-15 minutes (approximately...mine takes 40 minutes in Las Vegas) until dough reaches top of pan. Do not remove bread from oven; turn oven to 350 F and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from pans and cool on racks.
**Another tip..when the dough is put into the bread pans, squish the dough softly into the corners of your bread loaf pans. This will make your bread cook more evenly and not have the large lump in the middle of your loaf.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
With my hand to show you how big it is. This will be perfect for my small items that get lost in the bottom of my purse.
This is one I am in the process of making. Cute!
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
- brushes and clippies (me and my little girls hair)
- sanitizer (MUST have!)
- 2 pull ups (she is three...no comment)
- wet wipes (good for so much more than bums!)
- lots of receipts (you never know what will need to be returned)
- snacks (duhh! 3 kids!)
- camera (memories)
- makeup clutch
And on occasion, more often than not, I also have:
- sippy cup
- water bottle
So needless to say, I need a larger than average purse. Yet it can't be so big that I can't throw it over my shoulder. Oh! And speaking of shoulders, the strap must go over my shoulder and STAY! Not so long that it hits my butt and not so short that it sits in my arm pit!
I could not find one that would work. So I made my own pattern. And here it is!
It is pleated a lot. This creates a big puffy bottom that can hold lots of stuff.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I started with a plain white t-shirt from Joann's for $3.00. I cut off the neck band and rehemmed it. It makes it fuller and less athletic.
Love it! I haven't even used it yet and I still love it!
Monday, September 13, 2010
Simple cover. Nothing fancy. But it is red, and that is one of my kitchen colors.
This is my knife block. Isn't it pretty! Well it wasn't before I painted it. It was a yucky brown. I got this idea from Crafts and Deals. Why not paint it! Now it matches the colors, black and red.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I used fresh apples. You can use any kind of fruit, canned or fresh. My favorite is fresh peaches. This is a good way to use fruit that is about to go bad or fruit that is not quite ripe enough. These apples were way to tart and turned out perfect in the cobbler. This is also perfect for camping/dutch oven.
1 large can fruit or equivalent in fresh fruit
1 box cake mix, white or yellow
1 tsp Cinnamon
3/4 cube margarine or butter
Dump your fruit in bottom of 8x8 ish' size pan.
Dump cake mix on top.
Sprinkle Cinnamon on top.
Cut margarine into slices and spread over top.