HUNGRY FOR MORE THAN BREAD?

September 6, 2018

 

Daily Bread . . .

cuban bread

The Aroma of Distraction

“There’s nothing I can do . . . “

Counting out cups of flour.

“How can I fix this mess I’m in . . . “

Measuring the salt,

Adding sugar.

“I’ve got nothing left . . . “

Sprinkling the yeast.

“It’s hopeless . . . “

Pounding the dough.

“I’m tired of feeling so . . . “

Noticing the scent filling the room.

“When will I ever . . . “

Absently placing the luscious loaves

On the counter.

“Hmmm . . .

Maybe a small slice . . .”

A little bit of butter  . . .

“Here, have one.  I made extra.”

Smiles.

Bread for today

He has plans for tomorrow . . .

“now, where was I?”

Off track

but now thankful!

By Martha L Shaw –©2016

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Prayerful Thoughts Over Morning Coffee

September 1, 2018

WEEKEND EDITION

Acts 2:42

42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

four ingredient french bread

French Bread – 2 Pound Loaf

This quick to make, simple loaf is yummy, sure to please, and claims to be healthy.  The recipe has been floating about the internet for so long it is not possible to know where it originated . . . likely somebody’s grandma!

I made it in my bread machine opting for a light crust (color) and choosing the rapid setting.  If your machine doesn’t have a rapid setting, I am told the regular setting works fine.  Realize this will take much longer.  On my machine the regular (basic) setting is 3 hours compared to 1 hour on rapid.  I even sliced it while it was hot, being impatient to taste it!

Being watchful of the order in which your bread machine requires ingredients, here are all you need:

1 1/2 C warm water

4 C bread flour

1 -1/2 TSP Salt

2 -1/2 TSP Yeast

So simple and quick you’ll want to make extra to share!

Psalm 78:25

25 Human beings ate the bread of angels;
    he sent them all the food they could eat.

 

#Martha_L_Shaw – #Prayerful_Thoughts_Over_Morning_Coffee

 

 


Hope Rises

February 24, 2017

 My bread dough rises like the sun

In a cold unleavened sky.

My heart is warmed,

My hands reaching out

To prepare the loaf it will become,

To bake,

To break,

To share.

By Martha L Shaw – ©  1-2015

portuguese bread


LET THEM EAT . . . BREAD!

September 5, 2016

 

Try breaking CAKE together on your knees!

bread of life

Okay, do you swoon over the aroma of freshly . . . cake?  Not me!  Getting a little light headed right now because there is a loaf in my oven!

beer bread

Ever sit around the camp fire singing “I am the cake of life?  Leavened or not, I am a happy girl!

portuguese bread

Oops!  Time to kneed my dough!

 

 

 

 

 


I AM HIS VESSEL

August 17, 2016

 

It is not through the efforts

Of my bread pan

That today’s loaves are ready

And others will be fed.

By Martha L Shaw ©2016

bread of life


BREAKING BREAD

May 1, 2015

Nothing fosters togetherness more than breaking bread . . . unless it is serving your own baked bread!  Here is a delightful and easy recipe which will score points and ANYONE can do this with 2 pantry items and a whisk!

beer bread

Beer Bread

Simple Simple Simple

TWO INGREDIENTS:

1 twelve ounce can/bottle of light beer

3 cups of heart healthy Bisquick

WHAT TO  DO

Combine in bowl using a whisk,

pour into greased loaf pan,

and bake for approx 45 minutes at 375.

TRY to be patient

and let cool before serving!

Note: I brushed the top with a little melted butter, but this is not necessary!


Six Word Saturday

November 15, 2014

irish soda white bread sliced

Up early – cold day – baking bread!


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