Monday, August 19, 2013

Happy New Year

Easy oatmeal bread
1/2 cup old fashioned oats processed*
3cups bread flour
1 cup water
1 egg
1/4 tsp salt
2Tbs butter
2 Tbs milk powder**
2 Tbs brown sugar
2 tsp instant yeast

Blend together water, egg and salt.  Add flour, oats, sugar, butter, milk powder and yeast. Mix very well ten minutes is not too long.  In greased bowl let dough rise until doubled.  Shape into one loaf and let rise again( approx 30 min.) bake at 400 degrees for 10 min. And reduce to 350 for 20 minutes or until top is very brown and hollow sounding when tapped.

*using blender or food processer process oats until smooth like flour

**I use buttermilk powder but any dry milk works well.

Syrup or Jam?

The new peaches were so exciting that I undercooked the first batch and kept on processing. Well this has led to a whole new product for me to incorporate into my fall cooking...Peach Syrup!
Stay tuned for new recipes to come it is lovely on ice cream we have tried that.
     How to tell jam from syrup?  Just tilt...
The air gap moves with the looser syrup. Oh we'll let's see what new ideas I can do.
Stay tuned!

Peach Season

These wonderful peaches were the inspiration for a weekend of canning and freezing!