I think my mom would be proud ... or amazed

Thursday, September 11, 2008
... that I haven't given myself food poisoning yet.

Being up here in the North has meant a drastic change in - well - everything. Especially what I cook. Gone are the days of the frozen pre-cooked meal. Don't get me wrong, they still exist up here ... I just can't afford them.

So there is a lot of "home" cooking going on here in my place lately - particularly of the "breads" type. I've mastered the biscuit baking (which is a good thing, as I love having a good whole-wheat-honey biscuit with peanut butter in the morning) .. and am trying to figure out the actual break making (well... bun making). So far .. I'm still trying to wrap my mind around it all. Yeah, I could use my bread maker ... that would be the easy way, but do you realize how much it costs to run the thing? I sure didn't. And with power costs the way they are up here, I'm trying to minimize it.

My task for the weekend? Trying to make homemade buns ... and if they don't work out ... well.. the ravens will definitely be getting a feast.

10 comments:

Matt, Kara and Hunter said...

I am doing a blog entry for you!!!

They are the best and super hard to fark-up.

Rob, Tina and the boys said...

Get the Bread and Roll mix. It is idiot proof (it has to be if I can use it) and it makes the best bread and rolls. And it's relatively cheap, considering everything you need is in the bag.

Kennie said...

Oh? Now, Tina .. where would one find this Break and Roll mix? .... I'm intrigued.

artie said...

You can order it from the South pole.

down south said...

Dad says the key to making good bread is in the kneading. Practice makes perfect!!
Or, mom can send some of that "special" mix!

Kennie said...

hmmm.... let's see how well I do with Kara's fark proof recipe ... and then we will see if I need the pre-mix :-)

artie said...

I knead bread to survive.

Kennie said...

So this kneading thing .... how do I know if I've over done it? I know I shouldn't pound it like I'm in a boxing class ... like a couple quick light jabs just to deflate it then let it rise again?

I'm going to be going through a lot of flour this weekend aren't I?

down south said...

You keep folding it over - kneading adds air to the dough to help it rise - but don't over do or you will wind up with great door stops!

down south said...

I found a site - complete with pictures and step by step instructions:

www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Bread-without-a-bread-machine/

It's a pretty neat site for beginning cooks!