Saturday, January 17, 2015

Bread Tips from Wimpy

My dad, aka "wimpy", pictured below, gave some tips to my sister in law years ago, who was struggling to make bread, he said, first be kind on the flour, which means less is more; he went on to say that bread requires time and patience -  kneed it - patiently, it will be slightly sticky, this is okay the more you work it, the less sticky it gets.  As for more  patience, let it rise once, twice and on the third he would bake,   Please know humidity plays a roll in bread baking.  My tip is that my best bread has been one that has been hand kneaded, though I love my kitchen aid.   There is no substitution for the hand feel of the dough.  Plus, I know that all flour is NOT created equal, high quality flour is a must if you want to bake bread for your family.

Please note that this recipe requires three rises, yes, my dad was right on!  I call this my Wonder Bread Recipe.



Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hooterville Hook me ups for WWW BEST EVER Banana Bread

I decided to use some old bananas and make what the WWW indicated as the BEST ever banana Bread  - I have been craving this sweet dense bread since October, banana's don't last long enough to go bad in my home.  Used some HM Vanilla - not yet ready - but all I had.  – What makes this WWW version the best? I don’t know? had not one spice! I add a pinch of nutmeg, vanilla and cinnamon (which is not called for in the ‘best ever banana bread recipe” how can it be good without any vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon? My Hooterville hook me ups do improve this bread to make it the best ever…. Never forget the vanilla, and pinch of nutmeg – you can forgo the cinnamon but the prior two are a must and maybe a mix of brown sugar with the white sugar would be a good idea.





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