Thursday, January 26, 2012

her hands...

These hands are the reason I am me.

honey wheat bread...

..just like Outback's Honey Wheat Bread..
as in:
light, soft, moist, and chewy with a light crust.

3 c. room warm water (100°-110°F)
4 T. butter, margarine or vegetable oil
2 T. caramel color
1/2 c. honey
3 1/3 c. wheat flour
3-4 c. all purpose flour
2 T. cocoa
2 T. active dry yeast
2 T. vital wheat gluten
2 t. salt
cornmeal/rolled oats

Combine first 4 ingredients (water, oil, color, honey) and mix well.
Pour wheat flour on top of wet ingredients.
Add cocoa, yeast, gluten and salt. Stir until well blended.
Allow mixture to sponge for 10 minutes.

Add all purpose flour, one cup at a time,
until dough clings to hook
and almost cleans the sides of mixer,
about 3-4 minutes.

Allow to raise in the bowl,
covered with plastic wrap,
until doubled, about 20-30 minutes.

Divide into 8 piles,
cover with plastic wrap
and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
Shape into loaves
and dip bottom of loaf in cornmeal,
and dip top of loaf into oats.

Place on greased cookie sheet,
greased mini loaf pans, or regular loaf pans.

Allow to rise till double, about 20 minutes.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


golden spiral challenge...

I'm part of a group of Sony Photographers that help out
and challenge one another.
here is the current photo challenge
looking into my 70-200mm lens
focusing on the aperture blades
with a lamp reflecting off the different layers of glass.