Old and New
The new is just to the left of the old
❤ ❤ ❤ ❤This morning it was 50 degrees and windy when I walked. Nice and sunny once it came over the mountain.
I walked the Farm Loop. Farmer Bill has finally gotten some chickens in the hen house that he made. I had to zoom in to get a picture. Looks like about 4 or 5 real ones. : )
I usually walk around town after the farm loop but today I walked up the two hills right behind my house.
I walked 6.2 miles.
❤ ❤ ❤ ❤Today I baked cookies and packaged them up. Then walked to the post office and mailed them off.
I made a new bread recipe today that I got from my blogger friend Lindy. (If you haven't visited her blog, stop by and see her outstanding pictures.) She also told me that she uses her bread machine to make the dough but then bakes the bread in the regular oven and that's what I did today. The texture of the bread comes out so much nicer and it's nice to have a normal shaped loaf. : )
The recipe is for Applesauce Oatmeal Bread.
- 1/2 cup water, 80 degrees F
- 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (use room temperature, otherwise it will interfere with the water temp and, ultimately, the effectiveness of the yeast.) I warmed it up in the microwave.
- 3 tablespoons Vegetable oil
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 cup oats, quick or old fashioned
- 3 cups bread flour
- 2-1/4 teaspoon bread machine yeast
An hour and a half later when the dough is doneremove it onto a floured surface and shape it into a rectangle. I just used my hands and pressed it into shape.
Then roll into a cylinder,pull each end out a bit and tuck it under and place in a 9 x 4 loaf pan that has been greased and lightly floured.
Cover with a clean dish towel and place in a warm spot (I set it in the oven) and let rise till double, about 45 minutes. As you can see It rises out of the pan quite high.
Then it is ready to bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes and when done comes out looking like this.
Yummy and ready to eat.
I'm always going to bake the bread in the oven from now on. The texture comes out much lighter too. A better loaf of bread all the way around.
Time to think about supper now and then off the Wednesday evening Church.
A happy day to you.
happyone : )
My mom says this all the time. Never realized she got it from
If you rest, you rust.
Three Thankful Things Today
- Be able to walk to the post office
- Fresh baked bread