Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sunny Winter Sundays and Bad Bread

It's nice to know that the farm is being watched over by Emmett.  He chased a bear away after it knocked over one of the hives this last spring and has managed to keep all denizens lurking at the edge of the woods with thoughts of wreaking mayhem, well, in the woods.  That dog certainly has and continues to earn his keep.  

Nice sunny winter weekend days are good for making things like bread, but sometimes that does not turn out so well...much like the leavened bricks in the picture below…oh well…the chickens will have a banquet or we’ll prop up a corner of the hen house with them….one or the other…

After the bread fiasco, we turned to something a little easier to make…greek yogurt!  Using milk, freshly delivered to the house from the dairy just down the hill, makes this homemade yogurt out of this world good.  We make it most weeks and take it to work for breakfast and/or lunch.

We have two and a half gallons of yogurt incubating until tomorrow when we’ll strain it into proper greek yogurt, so thick and tasty, it’ll make you wanna slap yo mama…You’ll have to forgive me, I’m from the part of Texas where cajun cuisine meets good southern fried cookin’ and back home colloquialisms just ooze out of me sometimes…

Seriously, add in real maple syrup, vanilla, honey or your favorite jam…it's as good as ice cream.  It even tastes great plain!

I will put up a post on how to make your own homemade yogurt this week…one more way to control what you are eating, it tastes better than any of the supermarket yogurt brands and it will save you money!

We’ll talk about the vagaries of sourdough bread making another time… ;)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kathryn! I found your blog via Cold Antler and am enjoying your past posts. Had to laugh about your 'chicken/foundational-support' bread :-) Had the same happen here yesterday. One loaf emerged tastily but the other (made n baked same time) would be useful for breaking ice on the stream or holding up the tractor for a tire change roflmao!

    Always a bit of challenge and surprise in the doing it from scratch, eh?!? Still, no substitue for 'real' bread (when it plays nice lol)

    Looking forward to your tips on yogurt.....