Thursday, March 18, 2010

Maybe I'm not alone in the chaos.


Yesterday morning (after my minor breakdown Tuesday night) I walked into the playroom to see that Barbie was having a bad day too. It is nice to see that I'm not the only one totally overwhelmed by life's chaos. :) Poor Birthday Barbie. I really need to organize the toys.

On a happier note, the bread that I made was so delicious! It is the "No Knead" Whole Wheat Bread recipe from King Arthur Flour. It was as easy as making cake and it may be the best sandwich bread I have ever tasted. Thanks to Fabulous Foods for recommending it.


No-Knead 100% Whole Wheat Bread





Ingredients


  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup melted butter or vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons molasses or maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups King Arthur whole wheat flour

Directions

1) Heavily grease an 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" loaf pan. This loaf tends to stick, so be sure to grease the pan thoroughly with non-stick vegetable oil spray.
2) Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Beat the mixture vigorously for about 3 minutes; an electric mixer set on high speed works well here. You should have a very sticky dough. It won't be pourable, but neither will it be kneadable. Scoop it into the prepared pan.
3) Cover the pan with lightly greased plastic wrap, and let it rise for 60 to 90 minutes; it should just about rise to the rim of the pan, perhaps just barely cresting over the rim. While the dough is rising, preheat the oven to 350°F.
4) Uncover the bread, and bake it for about 40 to 45 minutes, tenting it with aluminum foil after 20 minutes. The bread is done when it's golden brown on top, and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers between 190°F and 195°F. Remove it from the oven, and after 5 minutes turn it out onto a rack. Brush with melted butter, if desired; this will keep the crust soft. Cool the bread completely before cutting it.

Enjoy! 

7 comments:

Love Being a Nonny said...

Raise your hand Barbie...too funny! Glad you are having better days...thanks for the recipe!

sara said...

Uhhmmm... Excuse me as I wipe the drool off my chin. Must. Go. Make. That. Bread!!!

Shane said...

"You're nooooooooot alone.
Even though right now your on your own.
La la la la la la la la,
Your needs are known.
You're not... alone."

Artsy-Craftsy Merchant said...

Loved the Barbie photo! Very vividly depicts my very own sentiments! May better Mommy days be soon.....

Natalie Jane said...

Nice Shane. Now that song is stuck in my head.

Nama said...

Haha! That picture is awesome. And this bread looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

amydear said...

That photo made my day! And King Arthur Flour is really good. I will have to try that bread. Although I have a recipe I really like, I'm always on the hunt for something new.

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