There is a sort of peacefulness to being indoors with the rain falling down safely out of doors. A warm cup of coffee, a list of tasks which may be completed without stepping foot out of the house… it’s all good. I was baking yesterday and am doing more today, as I work on another recipe for my First Reader. I was asked for the English Muffin Bread recipe yesterday, so I will include it below.
I’m also throwing together a sort of link-roundup. Anyway, items of interest from my open tabs. Then I’ll go back to other work and enjoying the rain.
- 4 cups White flour
- 2 cups whole-wheat flour
- 2 packets (4 1/2 tsp) quick-action yeast
- 2 c warm milk
- 1/2 c water
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
Speaking of baking, a friend pointed me at this article yesterday. I’ll have to try it. I haven’t done much with self-rising flour, I wasn’t raised using it. But it’s certainly a good idea that superfine ground grain would make a softer biscuit.
Only these recipes aren’t for food, but alchemy. I would love to take these classes where history and chemistry come together in harmony. Amazing stuff, really. I wonder how much could be done at home? Some of it looks sickening dangerous – burning powdered lead?! – but maybe…
Virtues and Chivalry
We’re raised, some of us, to not say anything at all if it isn’t nice. But can it be possible that sometimes rudeness is not only necessary, but the virtuous thing to do? How else can we fend off anonymous bullies?