Thursday, December 11, 2014

Perfect White Bread

I don't know about anyone else, but we go through bread like it's no body's business!! The hub takes 2 sandwiches to work every day, we have 3 kids who love sandwiches for lunch, and I just love bread. I cringe buying bread. The bread we buy is 2.50-2.98 a loaf.

I decided to try out baking our own bread. I tried a couple recipes, didn't like the bread. Then I tried THIS recipe. Holy yummm. I have made it twice this week, just to make sure the first time wasn't just by chance. I think it turned out even better the 2nd time. It is insanely easy. It is the perfect white bread recipe!

granny’s perfect white bread
  • 3 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered milk
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Instant yeast
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp salt
  • 2.5 lbs Better for Bread flour {1/2 bag}
what to do
Mix water, sugar and yeast in Bosch mixer {for doubled recipe, Kitchen aid works fine for this recipe.} When bubbles start to form, add milk, oil, salt and flour. Once all flour is in, knead on high- 5 min with the dough attachment.

Let rise double. Spray pans generously. Punch down form 3 medium loaves or 2 large loaves. Let rise to 1/2″ above pan.

Bake at 400 degrees for 17-18 min. Butter tops, let cool in pans 5 mins then turn out to finish cooling completely.

The cute girl that posted the recipe has a wonderful post about her granny. This is her granny's bread recipe. {make sure to hop on over to her page to read about her granny}

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Menu Board

I saw THIS on pinterst, and I totally wanted to make one for our house. I had all our favorite dinners on a spread sheet with the ingredients already (thanks mom!!) But I was always losing the paper, and having to search and search my emails for it... So I thought this was wonderful!!!

Instead of using cork board, I got a frame 11x14 frame at walmart. I covered the board behind the glass with the fabric, and put the ribbon behind it as well. I also just bought a plastic notecard holder & cut the top off for the dinner items.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

This morning I took my little kiddo's to the farmer's market in our new neighborhood. Someone was selling a whole bag of Rhubarb for $1, so I of course had to buy it. I was planning on making a Rhubarb Crisp with them, but saw THESE muffins on Pinterest. I decided to try them out.

I totally enjoy them. I may have possibly eaten 2 so far... My kids thought they were cupcakes, and were a little disappointed at their first taste, but now they totally like them.

Super easy recipe. Will be making again.

Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries
1/2 cup chopped fresh rhubarb

6 small fresh strawberries, halved. **I actually did 1/4**
3 teaspoons sugar **I didn't measure. I just pinched and sprinkled**

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat egg, milk and oil until smooth. Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in strawberries and rhubarb. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Place a strawberry half, cut side down, on each. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 375° for 22-25 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Makes: 1 dozen.