Wednesday, February 12, 2014
I also bought canning labels to place on the sides of the containers. The labels they give you are pretty much worthless since they are already printed with spices most of us don't use or very rarely use. The bonus is the case holding the containers makes great soap molds as you can see in the photo.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
This week have been a busy one. I did several new batches of soap. I had ordered new molds and couldn't wait to use them.
I am working on a quilt for Heidi's first grand baby.
We finished the Nativity we were making for the Church. I will be posting later on, on how we came to be making a Nativity in February. I am right now working on a crotchet rug. I am only at the cutting part be hope to have pictures soon.
That's about all for now . I am on my way to do some long over do reading of my blogger friends post. Have a great day everyone.
Friday, February 7, 2014
My family eat two loafs in a day and a half. Every time they walk into the kitchen they grabbed a slice.
For 4 smaller or 2 large baguette:
1/4 tsp dry active yeast
1 1/2 cups water
1 3/4 tsp salt
cornmeal for sprinkling.
18 oz by weight all-purpose flour (500 grams), about 4 cups. I use 3 cups in my mix and one for my board and flour the top of the shaped loafs..
- Mix dough and let rise 12-14 hours or until doubled. Mine only took 8 hours.
- Punch down and shape loaves on floured board, Place on a baking sheet with cornmeal lightly sprinkled on it. Wipe extra cornmeal from around the loafs. Cornmeal can smoke in the oven. let rise covered with floured plastic 1 to 1 1/2 hr or until almost doubled. Snip the top of the loafs with kitchen shears. sprinkle top of loafs with a little flour.
Place a baking pan of hot water on bottom rack in oven .
- Bake at 550 F. about 15 to 20 minutes or until well-browned
- Spray with water before baking, at 5 minutes, and at 10 minutes during cooking time
Note if you live in higher elevations you will need to add about 3 to 4 tablespoons more water. If you bread pulls away from the bowl but is sticky ,it perfect.