Friday, April 12, 2013

Snow and Homemade Bread

{I am a little behind on this post. I've had this draft since February}

Wow! Look at these pictures.

This just doesn't happen very often where we live.

The kids even got out of school an hour early and started school 2 hours late the next day. What a fun storm!

And it was the perfect excuse to make this:

Here is the recipe for 2 loaves:

2 1/2 cups warm water
2 T yeast
1/2 cup honey
5 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (or spelt)
1/2 cup gluten
2 tsp sea salt
4 T non-fat dry milk
2 T oil (or butter)
2 T vinegar
1/2 cup potato flakes

Combine water, yeast and honey. Let bubble.

Mix ingredients in order listed with dough hook attachment for 12-15 minutes.

Let rise until double.

Punch down and shape into loaf or rolls.

Let rise again.

Bake at 375 for 20-30 minutes until golden brown and sounds hollow when slightly tapped.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Chewy Candy Ball Delights

I saw this recipe in my Azure Standard Sales Flyer.

{And I love Azure Standard by the way. Healthy food gets delivered once a month, as long as I remember to order :). Can't beat that!}

1 cup pitted dates
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup carob powder
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 cup walnuts

Place dates in Vita Mix or food processor. Blend until you have a nice date paste. Add in the remaining ingredients gently beat until well combined. With your hands, press firmly into little balls and roll balls in shredded coconut. (Or in my case, press in a pan because you don't feel like rolling balls) Place in the refrigerator until serving.

This was pretty tasty, even though I didn't mix it enough!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Applesauce Muffins

My friend made these muffins for me on my birthday.

I gave some to my big kids that come home for lunch. They did not want to eat any. This is what I heard:

"No way, they look like poop!"

"They look gross!"

So I asked them to please try them since it was my birthday :)

I cut one muffin in 4 pieces. My oldest said that I had to have a bite first (he wanted to make sure that I didn't do anything to them).

But before I knew it, all of the kids were eating them and they were gone!

Now I heard:

"These are SO good!"

"We have to make these again!"

So a few days later, we made these. My kids LOVE them!!

Applesause Muffins:
6 Tablespoons melted butter
1 1/2 cup spelt flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
2/3 coconut sugar
1 1/2 cups applesauce

Mix together.
Makes 12 regular-size muffins
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes