Monday, September 04, 2006

Sad news-- Steve Irwin dies

Good morning everyone,
We were watching FOX news, and heard earlier that Croc Hunter Steve Irwin died this morning, killed by a stingray barb into his heart while filming a documentary. My prayers go out to his wife and 2 little children. I loved his shows... you will be missed Steve.

Not sure what we are going to do today on this Labor Day holiday. Since hubby is done at Lins Market here he has the day off. It's the first holiday he has had off that I can remember in our 27 years of marriage!

I am thinking of making some wheat bread, as I love to smell it and eat it with honey! :) Also, need to bathe the dog as Mike's folks are coming here this weekend to visit us, and Boots is in NEED of a bath!!!

Here is my fave wheat bread recipe. Note how it has no processed sugars in it since I am sugar sensitive...

Bev's Even Easier Wheat Bread
3 Tbsp of active dry yeast
2 3/4 c warm water (110 F) or so
6 cups unbleached white flour, 1 cup wheat flour
3 TBsp honey
2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp olive oil
Sprinkle yeast on water in a large bowl, and stir till blended. Set aside for 5 minutes. Add 3 cups white flour and 1 cup wheat flour, honey, salt and olive oil. Slowly add 3 more cups flour and mix by hand. When mixed together turn out onto floured counter and knead with hands, pound it, knead it, mix it, beat on it (!) for 5 minutes.
Place back in an oiled bowl, turn it over in the oil, then put in a warm place and let double in size. (about 45 mins) Knead again, beating down and kneading with hands for several more minutes, adding a little more flour if needed so dough becomes smooth and elastic.

Cut bread into 3 loaves, and perhaps a couple of smaller ones too! I always seem to get more bread out of my recipes than similar amounts in other recipes! Place in warm place again and let rise till doubled. (45 mins)
Then bake in a 375 F oven till light brown and done- about 45 minutes.

This tastes incredibly good with HONEY BUTTER...
1/2 cup soft butter mixed with 1/2 cup honey and 1/2 tsp cinnamon.

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YUM!!
Later- Bev
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com

3 comments:

Mary Anne said...

Bev,
what great news that you have a blog! I have used many of the wonderful knitting patterns from your website. The bread recipe sounds yummy.

Anonymous said...

Your wheat bread sounds easy and delicious;;;;;but, I am gluten intolerant,,,,,do you think the four bread flour would work instead of the wheat?

Michelle said...

Just a tip, Steve actually passed away the day before. Since Australia is ahead of us, it was on Sunday. I too will miss him.
ps.. Thanks for a great recipe. I can't wait to try it.