Today Timothy is home from school for a Cold Day (not a lot of snow, just terribly cold out). Right now they are playing together nicely so I have to post now.
We have bread rising on the stove. We used a recipe from Homegrown and Beeyoutiful:
Dissolve honey in warm water in a large bowl and stir in yeast. Proof until yeast is foamy.
Mix salt and oil into yeast. Mix in flour one cup at a time. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead (just a little) Put dough into a well oiled bowl and turn to coat. Cover with a damp cloth. Let rise until doubled, approximately one hour.
Turn dough onto a floured surface, punch down and either divide in half for two loaves or stretch it out for a BIG loaf. Place into well oiled loaf pans either way.
Bake at 350 degrees for half an hour.
It freezes well. Right after it comes out of the oven, don’t wait for it to cool, just wrap it and stick it in the freezer and it will taste like it just came out of the oven. well almost:)
So the secret ingredient is HONEY. You can try making this with sugar (i have) I tell you, the plain and simple truth is it just doesn’t taste the same. It has that homegrown taste when you add that honey!
We also have granola in the oven from Regan Family Farm!
1 c. butter
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 c. honey
Melt in a large pan in the oven at 350. Add:
2 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
Stir together, then add:
12 c. oats
1 1/2 c. coconut
1 1/2 c. almonds (or any nut of your choice)
1-2 c. graham cracker crumbs
(a new secret ingredient that isn’t necessary, but is good)