Just the Baked Goods Ma’am

Promised an update with pictures yesterday so here they are.

First, the regular loaf of bread:

Typical Bread

Next, the caraway rye loaf in the foreground: Caraway Rye and Regular Bread

I used the recipe from this site. Next time I will be using a lower temperature then the one they recommended.

Finally the peanut butter cookies:

Peanut Butter Cookies

Recipe found here with the modifications suggested by reviewers (extra 1/2 cup of peanut butter and 1/2 cup of flour and a teaspoon of vanilla extract)

I really enjoy the baking process and it gives me a little bit to think things through and get some plotting done in my head.

As well, it gave me a little more quality time with my son. Get them started early with the cooking and eventually they will be able to do it themselves.
Helping Hand

So, I guess I should get back to writing and stuff. Until next time.

In the Meantime…

It’s a quiet day. Weather is improving from the frigid cold of winter and showing signs of spring, which means rain and damp. The antidote? Baking of course. This means a typical weekend thing with me actually. I am the chief cook at home, it happens to be something I enjoy and put as much or as little thought into it as I need to. And when I say as little thought, I mean somethings are practically memorized so I don’t have to pore over a recipe book all the time.

On the agenda today is regular bread, rye bread with caraway seeds, and later peanut butter cookies. I will be enlisting the Squire when I do the cookies. The lovely lady in my life requested them and her wish is my demand in this case. A lot of work goes into properly planning things.

Regular bread is easy, just through the ingredients together in the bowl and turn on the mixer. When fully done, let it rise before putting it in the loaf pan and rising again before baking. Rye bread is a little trickier. Sponges, mixes, lots of rising and kneading. Probably be ready around dinner time I think. After lunch when the butter has softened enough will be cookies.

This is what I do to relax and to get other things percolating on the mental back burner. Food is important to all manner of things. The most important thing is the aroma’s that fill the house when everything is baking and cooking. It makes a house a home.

I will try to update this post later today with pictures of everything as well. So until then. Enjoy your Saturday.