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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Cooking With Basic Food Storage: Simple and Foolproof Honeywheat Bread

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Honeywheat Bread

3 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast

1/3 cup honey

5 cups bread flour

3 tablespoons butter, melted

1/3 cup honey

1 tablespoon salt

3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1.  In a large bowl, mix warm water, yeast, and 1/3 cup honey. Add 5 cups white bread flour, and stir to combine. Let set for 30 minutes, or until big and bubbly.

2.  Mix in 3 tablespoons melted butter, 1/3 cup honey, and salt. Stir in 2 cups whole wheat flour. Flour a flat surface and knead with whole wheat flour until not real sticky - just pulling away from the counter, but still sticky to touch. This may take an additional 2 to 4 cups of whole wheat flour. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat the surface of the dough. Cover with a dishtowel. Let rise in a warm place until doubled.

3.  Punch down, and divide into 3 loaves. Place in greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pans, and allow to rise until dough has topped the pans by one inch.

4.  Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes; do not overbake. Lightly brush the tops of loaves with 2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine when done to prevent crust from getting hard. Cool completely


To make cinnamon raisin bread, roll it out, sprinkle a little water on it then sprinkle about 1/2 cup cinnamon / sugar mixture and lots of raisins on top. Roll it back up tightly and pinch the ends together. 

You can also have put a little more whole wheat flour and less bread flour to make it healthier. 

Source:  Allrecipes.com, STibbs photo

Tip of the Day: Roll your clothes for better packing

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When packing for a trip or loading up get out of dodge gear, space is almost always at a premium, and clothes can be a space hog. Sure, you can cram them down as small as possible, jump on the bag, etc. but then you get a winkled mess. Many have discovered that tightly rolling clothes saves a lot of space over traditional folding. As a plus, rolled clothes tend to come out a lot less wrinkly than folded ones, even when compressed.

Guys in the military have developed a pretty cool technique for rolling t-shirts. Here's a YouTube video that demonstrates the process