September 5, 2016
Try breaking CAKE together on your knees!
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!
Ever sit around the camp fire singing “I am the cake of life? Leavened or not, I am a happy girl!
Oops! Time to kneed my dough!
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!
Simple Simple Simple
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!
August 17, 2013
When matter of a certain sort contains a leavening agent, it ferments . . . becomes inflamed . . . aroused to a high degree of passion . . . and what, you may be asking yourself, is calling these thoughts to mind on this gray and rainy Saturday? Is it because I’m the one in the house who is awake? Partly, as grumpy needed a nap. Is the quiet getting to me? You could say that. Is it the bread in my oven and the other loaf on the cooling rack? Yes, that’s part of it. Has the hope of a rising sun brought to mind thoughts of the risen Son? Yes, that too. Still . . . think about it.
We’re all down sometimes. Maybe that’s not such a dreadful thing . . . not a permanent condition . . . not a death sentence . . . but merely a step in the process and if we but rest and let the leavening work in us, oh what a change will be the result in us! In any event, it somehow seems brighter to me just now though the rain still falls.
Oh, my house smells wonderful too with one loaf of cinnamon bread cooling nicely on the rack and another, white soda bread, finishing up in the oven. Drop in, won’t you? Perhaps a glass of sweet tea and a bit of bread? Perhaps a smear of butter, pimento cheese spread, blueberry jam or strawberry preserves?
King James Version (KJV)
24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice
and be glad in it.
Life without Jesus? Unleavened, unseasoned, and certainly not sweet
August 14, 2013
This is Irish Soda (white) Bread.
It is not the dark and raisin filled bread I recall from childhood. It is a basic white bread with baking soda as leavening rather than yeast. It calls for butter milk instead of white milk as the magic with the leavening is enhanced. I used a butter milk alternative this time for the first time in this recipe with good results.
This loaf can be made on a lightly greased baking sheet as a round “artisan” type loaf and cuts can be made (cross) if desired. The ingredients are few and likely things you have:
2 cups of flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk with 1 tbsp lemon juice added in lieu of buttermilk
sift tog first 3 ingredients, add milk and mix to form a soft dough. Pour into lightly greased loaf pan or form shape desired on baking sheet.
Bake at 375 for approx 35 minutes or until nicely browned on top.
I have read differing opinions on switching whole wheat flour for all-purpose flour. I have not tried it but would recommend using a bit less flour and depending on how the dough feels (whole wheat will be more dense as a rule) add a bit more if needed. I have seen comments on bread making which suggest splitting the flour to half all-purpose and half whole wheat, while others go with entirely whole wheat. When I have some whole wheat on hand, I’ll try it.