Thursday, June 4, 2009

Bread Recipes

The bread I made the other day tastes great! I chose a recipe I found somewhere while looking up breadmakers. It uses honey instead of sugar, so it didn't give off the good smell while baking that I usually relate to homemade bread. I don't care, though, because it turned out good!

1 1/8 cups of water
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp of honey
2 tsp salt
3 cups of flour (I did 2 cups wheat, 1 cup white)
2 tsp yeast

makes about 1 1/2 lb loaf

Tonight I made zucchini bread. I was so excited to find them in the stores, I've been looking and waiting for them for months. Let me just say- YUM! Here's the recipe I used:

3 eggs, beaten
1 1/3 cup sugar
½ cup vegetable oil
½ tsp vanilla
2 cups of grated or finely shredded zucchini
2 ½ cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp ginger
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp salt

Beat eggs, sugar, & oil
Add vanilla, spices, & zucchini- mix
Put in dry ingredients & mix

Bake at 350 until toothpick comes out clean

You can add nuts if you like them, I don't. I've also had zucchini muffins with chocolate chips in them. Those are good. I made the mini loaves this time because they make it easier to give bread away.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


First of all- thanks for the recipe and website. I'm going to make wheat bread tonight, so I need to choose a recipe to use. I'll probably post it tomorrow.

I know I never blogged about it, but I was stressing all last week because last night was the NHS banquet for the new inductees. All the current members had to plan the ceremony and pot luck dinner. I was basically put in charge of the dinner, because they all know that I plan to become a restaurant manager and thought it would be good practice. It was! And it went perfectly. I am so glad it's done and over with, though. Now I can focus on my finals and graduation- which are quickly approaching. Finals begin on the 11th, and the graduation date is the 20th.

For anyone wondering about the banana bread recipe I talked about before, it can be found here.

I've been wicked busy with tons of different things lately. I'm going to be busy until the end of June! I still plan on participating in The Next Chapter's Wreck This Journal fun, starting on Friday! I did start wrecking my book a while ago, so I can simply post old pictures on my busy days.

And finally I'm going to end with this cool, fun, quiz Cynthia took and posted about on her blog.

You Are a Red Crayon

Your world is colored with bright, vivid, wild colors.

You have a deep, complex personality - and you are always expressing something about yourself.

Bold and dominant, you are a natural leader. You have an energy that is intense... and sometimes overwhelming.

Your reaction to everything tends to be strong. You are the master of love-hate relationships.

Your color wheel opposite is green. Green people are way too mellow to understand what drives your energy.

I took it twice because I thought it had it wrong, but I ended up with the same answer. It kind of makes me want to find that coloring book I have somewhere!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Breadmaker Bread

Friday night we were hanging out at my Aunt Jen's. I made banana bread and my mom mentioned how I wanted a breadmaker. Aunt Jen says "Really? Look in that cabinet there." I pull out a breadmaker, along with a pound of dust. xP I wiped it down and took it home. SO, now I've got this bread maker to use!

I tried it out last night. What I got was a good looking, great smelling, perfectly square loaf of bread. I cut off a piece and ate it. It might look and smell good, but it's not like the homemade bread of my childhood that was so good I could eat it with nothing on it. There's nothing wrong with this bread, I just didn't like the taste very much.

I am going to experiment with different recipes, and hopefully find one I like! Plus I am going to get some wheat flour. All the times I've made bread I've never been able to make homemade wheat bread because my mom hates it. It won't be 100% wheat bread, only about half so it isn't so heavy.

If anyone has a good recipe I'd love to hear them!