After Dayle retired he began baking bread. Over time he worked on his recipe, adding and tweaking, with my help too, as I used to bake all of our bread. Then he lost interest and I've been hinting that he bake some more for us. So, he did! You should have smelled the aroma of these golden loaves when they came out of the oven! The texture is perfect and light.. the flavor is perfection! There is enough wheat flour to add health and flavor, and enough white flower to make it light. You can add sourdough starter if you have it, but this was made without it and it's fabulous.
The rolls are simply divine.
Yes, there is too much butter on this.. but it tasted yummy! I added the recipe for you -- I do hope you give it a try!
1 pkg dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
½ cup warm water
1 can evaporated milk
¼ cup warm water
¼ cup melted butter
¼ cup honey
2 tsp. salt
1 ½ cup wheat flour
3 ½ cup unbleached white flour (approx.)
1 egg, separated
1/2 cup sourdough starter (optional)
1. In small bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in ½ cup warm water.
2. In mixer, combine milk, ¼ cup water, butter, honey, salt and wheat flour. Add yeast mixture, egg yolk & 1/2 cup sourdough starter (optional).
3. Add bread flour until mixer can't mix it anymore then knead using more flour for 6-10 minutes to achieve satiny texture.
4. Place dough in oiled bowl and let rise until doubled.
5. Punch down and divide in two. Roll into loaf shape, put in 2 bread pans, then brush with beaten egg white and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Let rise until above pan about 1 1/2 inch. Bake 23 minutes at 375 degrees.-----------------------------
All of our flowers seemed to have benefited from the rainy days we had over the past several days.. now they will bloom and grow under the sunshine we're going to have over the next week or so. Up into the 90s this weekend! I'm so enjoying the Dahlias we've planted, I will never be without them again.
The basket where I put several different plants continues to look so pretty!
Our two big pots of Jasmine are covered with buds, it's going to smell divine as they open!
My little pansy face wanted to say hello to you.
This little Million Bells flower is in that pot and is finally blooming.. I loved the yellow marking on the fuchsia colored flower.
Pink lavender Dahlia.
The New Guinea Impatiens have the biggest flowers and bloom profusely and they do well without a lot of sun.
Yesterday was our last meeting of the year for Portland Women's Forum and our president, Bev, brought a cake to celebrate all the presidents over the year.
My sister Roberta performed the swearing in ceremony for the officers - I will be serving as Treasurer for a 2nd year.
I am off to swim today - I do enjoy it more in the pool when the sun is shining in. We have no plans for the weekend, which I do so enjoy. Do you have any exciting plans or will you spend it relaxing? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)