Bagels, Yum!

I can’t believe it, I worked with yeast and they actually turned out. Yay! I found this recipe,http://makemethod.vox.com/library/post/homemade-bagels.html and decided to give it a go, afterall Lachlan and I just love bagels. Since they are at least $1 each, I thought that I can’t do any worse.  They are very simple to make, just time consuming (in the sense that you can’t whip them up five minutes before you step out of the door). I don’t have a mixer, but mixing it with your wooden spoon works just as well (and builds up a little muscle).Here they are ready to be cooked in water briefly (that was cool to watch).Ok, so they look a little like snails, but next time they will look more rounded (don’t roll out a sausage shape and join it, it doesn’t work). Instead roll out a ball and use something to cut out the centre. Also my baking paper got stuck on the bottom (don’t tell anyone, they didn’t notice), of course I did my best to peel it off, but I’m not too sure that I got all of it off.  Hee hee, my family ate them too quickly to notice. By the way, they were yum!

Oh, and I tidied up my very full pantry. I haven’t had it this full in a long time, I will consider this a blessing. Now Jared should be able to find  the Peanut Butter when he wants it 😀I also started on a couple of flowers to go toward my handmade swap, oh, and a wrist pin cushion.

Published in: on May 25, 2010 at 9:25 am  Comments (4)  

Cooking N Stuff.

Today after school, the girls and I made strawberry jam. Just 1 KG of strawberries ($4) and 1 KG of sugar, and a dash of lemon juice. We enjoyed some for our lunch.When Jared got home, I was excited to show him our 4 bottles of jam. He asked for a little taste on a spoon. The jam that was in the fridge, and the spoon couldn’t even break through the jam, it was set solid! Hmm, don’t know what went wrong there. I just zapped it in the good ole microwave, and “ta da”, nice and smooth again.

I also made these yummy cookies. I love the idea of having most of the ingredients already weighed out in a pretty container. All I had to do was add one egg, some Vanilla essence, and a cup of butter.This recipe came fromhttp://www.achristianhome.com/GoodThingsandRecipes/Cookies%20in%20a%20Jar.htm If you would like to display the ingredients, get a nice clean jar, and layer the dry ingredients in it.

1/2 cup of white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup of choc chips

2 cups of SR flour

preheat the oven to 180c, add 1 egg, a dash of vanilla essence,one cup of butter,  and maybe some water depending on how dry your mixture is.  cook for 25 min.

Yum, yum!

I also spent a couple of hours under the house, you should see how much stuff we have under there! I have now donated a few items. Why do we hold on to stuff anyway? Meanwhile Steph cleaned up the outside steps.She looks like Cinderella don’t you think?

Published in: on May 18, 2010 at 10:12 am  Comments (1)