"We don't become southern, we're born that way."

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Paisley Love...

Yes, I love paisley. When I started looking around and seeing how many paisley things I actually have I began to realize that this fetish is getting a little out of hand. I mean when you actually have paisley clothes hangers....  Here is a peek into my paisley.

Skirts.

Bag.

Ergo drool pads.

Clothes hanger.
Travel/makeup bags.

Bed set.

Throw pillow.

Silk scarf.

Area rug. (Hubby approved BTW!)

Place mats.

Ring sling.
PJ pants in action.

Sheets.


Nursing cover.

Hat.
And when I was organizing the closet today I saw that I even have paisley maternity clothes too. Pathetic.

Soaking Grains Recipe Series Part 6: Pancakes


Makes 8 standard size pancakes.
½ C. Brown Flour
½ C. White Flour
Dump your flour into a large measuring bowl or medium size mixing bowl.
2 T. Olive Oil
1 ¼ C. Buttermilk (whole cultured)
2 t. Honey
Add wet ingredients to the flour and whisk until blended. Cover loosely and let sit in a warm place for 12-24 hours. (less time is better- unless you want sour pancakes!)
Ready to soak.
 
½ t. Salt
¼ t. Baking Soda
1 t. Baking Powder
1 Beaten Egg
Add this to the flour mixture. Whisk until blended.

After adding the rest of the ingredients.


 Heat an oiled frying pan on stovetop on medium heat. When hot, pour ¼ C. of pancake batter onto pan and cook.



Continue until all of the batter is used.

Soaking Grains Recipe Series Part 5: Pizza Dough


This recipe is enough for 2 large size pizzas.
1 ¼ C. Water
½ C. Buttermilk
2 T. Olive Oil
1 T. Honey
Pour all of the wet ingredients into a bread machine pan.
2 C. White Flour
2 C. Brown Flour
Dump into pan over wet. Allow your bread machine to combine everything. After it is finished, cancel the setting, unplug, cover the pan and allow it to sit for 12-24 hours.

This is what it looks like after it is mixed and before soaking.

 2 t. Salt
2 t. Yeast
Sprinkle over dough ball. Turn your bread machine on to the DOUGH setting and you are all finished.

I added a little extra olive oil along with the salt and yeast.

  
After it is fully finished- nice rise.

 Pictures of the rest of the process....







By the way, it tasted fantastic!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Soaking Grains Recipe Series Part 4: Tortillas


1 C. White Flour
1 C. Brown Flour
½ Stick of Soft Butter
Combine flour in a medium mixing bowl. Cut in butter to resemble coarse crumbs.
½ C. Water
1 T. Buttermilk, yogurt, whey, ACV, or lemon juice
Combine wet ingredients and add to dry ingredients. Stir/ knead until you have one solid dough ball. Cover loosely and keep in a warm place for 12-24 hours.
1 t. Salt
Sprinkle over dough ball and mix in until well combined. Divide into 8-10 equal as you can parts.
Add salt.
Roll into balls. Meanwhile, heat your oiled pan on stovetop on medium heat.

Balls.

Roll out a ball as evenly and thinly as possible (try for paper thin). 

Roll out.
Cook just until flecked with brown, flip and cook until the other side is flecked with brown. While each tortilla is cooking roll out the next one; repeat the cycle until finished. 

Flecked with brown.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Soaking Grains Recipe Series Part 3: Biscuits


2 C. Brown Flour
2 C. White Flour
1 Stick of Soft Butter
Combine flour in a large mixing bowl. Cut in butter to resemble coarse crumbs.
2 C. Buttermilk (whole cultured)
Add to dry. Stir/knead until you have one solid dough ball. Cover loosely and keep in a warm place for 12-24 hours.

Soaking.
2 t. Salt (make sure it is fine grain or it won’t dissolve enough)
7 t. Baking Powder
Sprinkle these over your dough ball and knead in until well mixed. Now divide into 16 equal as you can parts. Roll each one into a ball, place on buttered pans, push balls down until flat with the palm of your hand. 

Divide into equal portions.


On the buttered pan.
Bake in a preheated oven on 375 for approximately 10 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Soaking Grains Recipe Series Part 2: Bread


Delicious, soft, fresh homemade soaked bread! Mmm-Mmm!
2 1/2 C. White Flour
2 C. Brown Flour
3 T. Soft Butter
Combine flour in a large mixing bowl. Cut in butter to resemble coarse crumbs.
1 1/2 C. Water
1/4 Buttermilk (whole cultured)
3 T. Honey (you may want more if you prefer a sweeter bread- try ¼ C.)
Combine wet ingredients and add to dry. Stir/knead until you have one solid dough ball. Cover loosely and keep in a warm place for 12-24 hours.

Let soak for 12-24 hours.

1 ¼ t. Salt
2 ½ t. Yeast
Sprinkle these over your dough ball and knead it for 8 minutes. Place dough ball back into bowl, cover, place in a warm place and let it rise for 1 ½-2 hours. (I place mine in my oven with the light on.)

Knead for 8 minutes.


Form into a ball.

Cover and place in a warm place to rise.

Risen.

Punch dough down and divide in half. Cover. Let it rest for 10 minutes.

Divide in half.

Shape balls into loaves and put into buttered bread pans. Rise for approximately 45 minutes in oven. Leave pans in oven and turn oven on to 350 and bake for approximately 35 minutes (until bread is golden and sounds hollow when you tap on the top). Remove from oven and immediately dump out onto racks to cool. 
Butter bread pan.

Loaves in oven to rise.

Risen- I could have let them rise more. But needed to get it finished.

Golden brown and smells so fabulous!