Someday soon I really hope summer will visit us, for an extended period! Today it is sunny and gorgeous, a teaser of what we might get. And yesterday, Sunday, wasn’t that bad either! The kids kept me busy when I wasn’t in the kitchen making meals.
Walker smiling big:
In a happy mood:
Playing with the kayaks – it was an odd weekend, almost no one out on our lake! A wonderful weekend for paddling, Kirk got out twice -
The littlest one had his 4 month appointment this morning. My boys are not small. Alistaire was 26.5 inches tall and nearly 17 lbs…which explains why he wears size 9 month clothing at 4 months. Sigh!
Alistaire loves to stand, any chance he can get!
What did I make over the weekend for our daily bread? For Saturday we used up Friday’s loaf. Sunday’s bread was a white & whole wheat bread dotted with curry flavored sprouted sunflower seeds. Monday’s bread was more stade, a simple honey bread.
White & Whole Wheat Sunflower Bread
- 1 cup + 2 Tbsp warm water
- 1½ Tbsp sunflower oil
- 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1½ tsp fine sea salt
- 1½ Tbsp dry milk
- 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour, preferably organic
- 1/3 cup white whole wheat flour
- 2 tsp dry active yeast
- 3 Tbsp raw sunflower seeds (shelled) (used Kaia/Kaya sprouted curry)
Add the ingredients as listed to a bread machine pan, with yeast on top, reserve the sunflower seeds. Set for a 1½ lb loaf white bread, medium crust. During the mixing and first kneading watch the dough for needing a spoonful more flour. Once the dough has mixed, add in the sunflower seeds.
Once baked, remove promptly and knock out, let cool on a wire rack before slicing. Store wrapped, use within a day or two for best results.
This loaf rose quite tall for a 1½ lb loaf, if your machine only goes that big and not to a 2 lb loaf, I wouldn’t recommend it. It worked fine in mine though, just barely below the lid once baked though.
Honey White & Whole Wheat Bread
- 1¼ cups warm water
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp neutral oil, such as sunflower
- ½ tsp fine sea salt
- 1½ cups white whole wheat flour
- 1 cup organic all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup Vital Wheat Gluten Flour
- 1½ tsp dry active yeast
Add in order listed to your bread machine pan. Set for a 1½ lb whole wheat loaf, medium crust. Once baked, remove promptly, cool on a wire rack.