This morning I made a trip to Hanover and came home with 10 kg of locally grown and milled flour, 4 dozen local eggs, 1 kg of local honey, 10 kg of brown sugar (not a chance of that stuff being local!) and 1 kg of powdered milk – all for less than $40. Not bad, eh?
Now the trick is to see how far it can go in this household.No doubt there will be many loaves of bread. These muffins just came out of the oven. Some cinnamon laden dough is rising for sticky buns as I type. They will be ready in time for a bedtime snack and my husband and son will make short work of those, I am sure. A fresh container of cocoa mix is in the cupboard thanks to the powdered milk – the girls will love that. Me? I love the honey in my tea and the fresh eggs.
Let the baking begin!
Mine look like this –
We ran out of bread (again) yesterday. Who knew that a 15 year old boy could consume ten pounds of flour in a week? And you still can’t see him if he turns sideways!
We had a couple of baked potatoes that somehow didn’t get eaten the other night. I scooped out the flesh and mashed it with a little milk and added it with a bit of butter to my regular bread dough. The loaves rose so much higher than usual – and the bread is disappearing even faster than usual too! Looks like I will be making some more for tomorrow at this rate. Since it is Halloween I just might sneak as much protein and fibre into the next loaves as possible to counteract some of that sugar. As long as the health aspect of my home made bread isn’t too obvious I can usually get away with it!