I have tomatoes in abundance right now. And if I don’t use them up soon, they’ll be too ripe for anything other than sauces. So this is another one of those “gotta use it up!” recipes.
WARNING: I have changed this recipe slightly since I made it. The rice wasn’t done (I actually followed the rice directions from a recipe, too!), so I have adjusted the cooking time.
I’ve heard some people say that they won’t make anything with yeast in the ingredient list. I don’t know why, really. It’s so easy!
There are two major things to know about: proofing and salt. Continue reading Yeast Breads: Not Scary!
The wife of my church’s missionary to China taught my mom, sister, aunt, and me how to make dumplings yesterday. She made Danny, Bella, and me dumplings after I had Declan. They are delicious! She very kindly offered to teach us all-American cooks how to make a Chinese dish. I took (practically) billions of pictures and a few videos. And I’m still not so sure I can make them without her. Continue reading Making Chinese Dumplings
My favoritest in-laws in the whole wide world bought me a Whirley-Pop for Christmas a few years ago. I love it. Continue reading Pop! Pop! Pop!
The reason why I soak my grains is explained in “Is Your Flour Wet?” a free e-book available from Kitchen Stewardship. I’m not going to take the time to re-write the whole explanation now. Suffice it to say that soaking your grains/flour begins the process of breaking them down so our bodies can better use the nutrients available in the grains.
When I make bread, I really make bread. I soak enough flour to make about 9-10 loaves at a time. My newest plan is soaking my flour, then separating 3 cup portions into individual loaf pans and freezing them. Before, I made the dough into loaves after the first rising and froze those loaves before the second rising. When I want bread, I thaw one portion per loaf on the counter. I allow it to come to room temperature, then proceed with adding the yeast mixture. I will first give the recipe that I follow. At the bottom of this post I will put a smaller recipe. The pictures show exactly how things should look. If you haven’t made bread before, DEFINITELY make the smaller recipe first!!! Continue reading Soaked Flour Whole Wheat Bread (Recipe!)