Our local grocery store had an amazing sale on all-purpose flour recently, and G graciously went to the store to get flour for me (since I complain if I have to carry anything heavy for more than 3 minutes).
But we had a slight miscommunication on the quantity of flour to get. And my wonderful husband came home with 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of flour.
My darlings, this is a lot of flour for a household of two people.Those two bags are stacked in front of the washing machine. Note how you can no longer see the washing machine.
Which makes me wonder… did he do it on purpose?
You know, I think he did.
clockwise from top left: wheat bran bread, peanut butter cookies, earl grey shortbread cookies, vegan chocolate layer cake, the vegan chocolate layer cake before it was sliced, cinnamon swirl wheat bran bread.
I’ve been on a huge bread baking kick since this flour showed up. I have baked bread before, but only recently found the perfect loaf that meets all my needs- the wheat bran recipe from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. They have a website with some recipes, (although sadly not this one) and honestly I can’t recommend the book enough. It lays out their system for making fresh bread easily with very little hands-on work. It’s brilliant. I haven’t had any failures, and the bread is AMAZING- full of flavour, great texture. I’m never going back to store bought bread again!!
I also recently experimented with a Creme de Cassis sugar cookie. I started off with the Martha Stewart recipe, but made the cookies thicker, for better texture. The recipe is the same, but my dough technique is below, if anyone wants to try it out:
I loved these cookies, and so did everyone else who ate them. You can’t taste the crème de cassis really, but it gives these cookies a little something, a je ne sai quoi.
After all of the above (and there have been several more plain bread loaves that never got photographed), I’m still not even 2/3 through one of the bags…. which makes G so, so happy. He knows there’s plenty more fresh baked goodness to come.