A day in the life of us. There’s always a woodworking project to finish off. Coffee breaks occur several times a day and of course, what’s a coffee break without cake! 🙂
There is no better cure for a cool spring day than a fresh batch of home made cinnamon rolls 🙂
After a long week of working, time for a treat. We mixed up two batches of deep fried bits; apple fritters and sour cream cake donuts. Both recipes can be easily found online. The sour cream cake donuts are delicious. The apple fritters are, well, different. They are really tasty but … spongy. Yes, I said spongy. Even after they have cooled, the large amount of shredded apple keeps the donut really moist and soft. I kept the lid off of the container all night and today I took them out of that open container and put them back on a cooling rack on the counter. Out in the open and not covered, in hopes that the donut would dry a little bit. Not so. I have to say its an odd texture, almost like eating a marshmallow.
Storm’s a comin’. Baked bread yesterday (4). Just finished 2 double batch of pita wraps (32). And now, a couple batches of cake donuts, (a.k.a. Jim Bits, Storm Bits). Some people head to the stores for storm chips, its a common thing to do in the Atlantic provinces. Continue reading
At least once a week, its bread making time. During the winter, with the fire in full use, the floor around the firebox is always toasty warm. A good place to let the dough relax and rise.
With the power back on, its time to replenish the cookie cupboard. 🙂 I had spied this Brown Sugar Cookie recipe in the Company’s Coming Cookies recipe book a few days earlier. This afternoon after lunch, with the oven still warm from lunch, I took a crack at making these treats.
Found a recipe online for pizza hut pan pizza dough. Followed the recipe exactly but the dough came out really tough. Baked it anyway and the pizza were ok. With a tweak of the recipe I’m sure it will be really good.
Spent Saturday morning doing some bread baking. Made our 4 loaves of bread for the week, and also made 8 pizza shells and a dozen sub buns. On top of that we made some pita wraps, also called flour tortillas or bannock. Super easy to make. The hardest part is rolling them out flat. So we made a video where the first half simply shows me rolling them. The trick is to keep dusting the shell, and flipping and moving it while making it thinner.
Found the recipe in the box of powdered pectin for jams and jellies. Figuring the apple jelly might be an interesting experiment I bought a bottle of Blue Menu Apple Juice at the Atlantic Superstore. I didn’t see all the details of the product but upon closer inspection of the label, it had 60% less sugar and sweetened with Stevia. 😛