Thursday, April 30, 2009
Love making bread, especially this one which is so easy.
Start by dissolving 1 pkg of instant yeast with 1 1/2 cups of lukewarm water.
Add 1 Tablespoon sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, and 1/4 c. olive oil or another oil.
Then add flour 1 cup at a time until dough is tacky but not sticky. It'll be about 3 cups.
Let this rise for at least 2 hours. Then turn risen dough out on floured surface, knead a few times and add more flour as necessary to keep from sticking. Shape into 4 loaves and transfer to grease bread pans. Let these rise for at least 30 minutes, then place in a 400 degree oven. After 5 minutes turn down to 375. Let bake for about 20-25 minutes total, until bread sounds hollow when thumped. So delicious!!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
We had a great time at the wedding of one of D's oldest friends, Mike, and his awesome new wife Sarah. Statesboro, GA is strangely small and big at the same time. It's downtown is a one block intersection of North, South, East, and West Main streets, and yet I couldn't get our GPS to recognize any Main Street in Statesboro! But then, from there it is really spread it along a highway. Anyway, the gardens were beautiful and we had so much fun all weekend, we really needed a rest after we got home. And I forgot to charge my camera battery the night before the wedding, so I have no pictures of the bride and groom together, only of Sarah getting ready. Oops!
Ok, so I started another blog, only for the jewelry biz, to help promote and post inspiration. I am equally slack about it, but hoping to become less so. And then maybe I'll be better about keeping track of my life here too! Check out the jewelry blog!