Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Bread and Potatoes
Bread - a basic necessity of life. And I don't know why I have let a few months go by since I last made some bread. It is quite easy with the use of the Bosch machine that I inherited from my dear mother.
Using the "Honey Whole Wheat Bread" recipe from Shelley's Breads, I used my WhisperMill to grind up two different kinds of wheat grain (hard red spring wheat, and hard white spring wheat). Each batch of the dough was divided into six sections, and this time I used three of the sections of dough to make three loaves of bread, and used the other three to make three sets of hamburger buns (8 in each set). These hamburger buns are my husband's favorite - both for hamburgers, and also as sandwich buns.
It was such a treat to have the aroma of bread baking in our home this past Saturday. And yesterday, the aroma of potatoes (and chicken) on the grill was a treat, as well. I tried a very easy idea for the potatoes - one which we will be repeating, I am sure. I microwaved the potatoes for about four minutes, put them on a generous-sized piece of foil, split them open, cut them up a bit with a fork, and added butter slices, shredded cheddar, and some chopped chives from our garden before I wrapped the foil up tightly. Set on the upper rack of our grill, they took the same amount of time to finish cooking as the barbecued chicken on the main grill rack.
Good food - so delicious, and so beautiful. I could not resist taking some photos, and sharing them here!
Linking up at Tasty Tuesday, and Hearts for Home