Welcome to Wk 3 of YUM - Top 5
Congrats to BJ for making Top 5 in FJI Copy Me Challenge
Look at that mantel ~ LOVE it!
how appropriate that her blog is called Sweet Nothings
Brings me to YUM #2
Mr Norm's Mom is the ultimate Junker.
She tells me she was junking way before junking was cool
She has been "cleaning" house and passing many of her
treasures on to me. Yeah, I know! WOW
While I plan where and how I'm going to display these treasures
I have them sitting on a windowsill at the bottom of my stairs, in a
baking mold that Grammie T. also passed along to me.
Makes me smile every time I go up or down the stairs
Country Life ~ From my Kitchen Window ~ YUM #3
I never know what I may see from the farmhouse kitchen.
Today while baking, these beautiful creatures caught my
attention. I didn't have time to do a proper photo shoot.
Is there anything more majestic than a bald eagle?
I loved watching them. Well, until one decided
to land on the coop. What would I do if he decided one of the chicks
looked like dinner? Thankfully, something in the back field captured his attention.
The baking I was distracted from ~ YUM #4
I have been experimenting with different recipes using our ales that are
produced at our new brewery (at work ~ not on the farm)
Yes, I joined the 30 day smoothie challenge.
Loved it and am still drinking smoothies for most of my breakfasts and lunches.
No, I did not go completely raw. Earning an income from teaching
people how to pair food and wine, and creating new recipes makes it difficult to follow.
I do eat a healthy balanced diet and lean towards mostly fresh fruits and vegetables.
And yes, I love this bread. I've made it utilizing several of our ales.
Our stout gives it a rich molasses flavor. Reminds me of my gramp.
When we were young he'd make biscuits and serve them with molasses. YUM.
When our wheat ale is brewery the entire building smells like caramelized bananas.
Gives this bread that fabulous flavor.
Many of you have asked for the recipe.
Please remember that I hardly ever measure.
Simple Beer Bread
3 cups flour
3 tsps baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
12 oz Ale
1/2 cup melted butter
I toss in fresh finely chopped rosemary and/or thyme
Note: Self rising flour has baking powder and salt ~ omit these two if using Self rising
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Spray bread pan
Mix first 4 ingredients
toss in herbs.
Transfer to bread pan.
Top with butter.
Bake 1 hour.
I have played with variations. Love adding various cheeses and other herbs.
YUM #5 ~ Toes in the Sand
YUM #5 ~ Toes in the Sand
RULES: Any Top 5 that puts a smile in your heart
and you link back to this post.