All of this went to my daughter who loves pink glass.
Friday, March 24, 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017
|This is a new recipe for me. It is a terrific bread, unlike any other recipe I've tried.|
- 5 1/3 cups bread flour, divided, plus more for surface
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/3 cup mild honey
- 3 tablespoons nonfat dry milk powder
- 2 tablespoons rapid rise yeast
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 3 large eggs (2 for the dough and one for brushing)
- 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter at room temperature
- Nonstick vegetable oil spray
- Flaky sea salt
- Cook 1/3 cup flour and 1 cup water in a small saucepan over medium heat, whisking constantly, until a thick paste forms about 5 minutes. Add cream and honey and cook, whisking to blend, until honey dissolves.
- Transfer mixture to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook and add milk powder, yeast, kosher salt, 2 eggs, and 5 remaining cups flour. Knead on medium speed until dough is smooth, about 5 minutes. Add butter, a piece at a time, fully incorporating into dough before adding the next piece, until dough is smooth, shiny, and elastic, about 4 minutes. You might need a bit more flour but this dough is sticky.
- Coat a large bowl with nonstick spray and transfer dough to bowl, turning to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
- Lightly coat a 6-cup jumbo muffin pan with nonstick spray. Turn out dough onto a floured surface and divide into 6 pieces. Divide each piece into 4 smaller pieces (you should have 24 total). They don’t need to be exact. Place 4 pieces of dough side-by-side in each muffin cup.
- Let dough rise in a warm place until doubled in size (dough should be just puffing over top of pan), about 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 375° F. Beat remaining egg with 1 teaspoon. water in a small bowl to blend. Brush top of dough with egg wash and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake, rotating pan halfway through, until bread is deep golden brown, starting to pull away from the sides of the pan, and is baked through, 25 to 35 minutes. Let milk bread cool slightly in pan on a wire rack before turning out; let cool completely.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
Sunday, March 19, 2017
I'm posting this comment which was left on my last post just in case any of you missed reading it. I'm posting it for a number of reasons. The first reason is that I think we all need to see how "the other side" thinks. I think it is good for us to try to understand how others justify The Troll's actions. I'm also posting it because I was in no way speaking politically, though I certainly could. I was speaking about something close to my heart. I am in the trenches with these kids every day so I speak from knowledge, not just emotionally which this comment accuses me of, as if it's the wrong place to be coming from. It also questions that what I do isn't the right approach...I should be out in the community telling parents how to be good parents? WOW! I'm sure that would work out really well. Assuming that these children are where they are because of bad parenting is a very bigoted remark whether or not you think of yourself that way. The biggest reason why I am posting this is because I am really sick and tired of the fact that the people that leave nasty comments on blogs are always the ones that have no link back to themselves. It's so easy to be brave when you don't have to show your face. I never mind someone disagreeing with me. It's actually always an opportunity to learn something. I just don't suffer cowards well. So, for all of you blog bottom dwellers...grow a pair.
Here it is in all it's glory:
Here it is in all it's glory: