I had a large number of ripe bananas, and was wondering what to do with them. It seemed a shame to put them in the compost, then I had the thought of experimenting with a tea bread recipe I have. Well the result is delicious, so I will share the experiment with one and all.
This is a very simple recipe, the only downside is that it is very moreish, so does not last very long, though I am sure it would keep for a few days in an air tight container.
So starting a new challenge 52 books in a year. The first book I have listened to is - Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne Listened to the librivox recording. Amazed that the story was so different from the film I remember seeing many years ago. The original was much better http://librivox.org/around-the-world-in-80-days-by-jules-verne-2/ 51 books to go.
his is an everyday bread recipe, that is a mixture of wholemeal and white flours. It was given to me by an American friend about 15 years ago. It has been tweaked slightly since then but is simple and easy to make, and produces very tasty bread
This is a bread machine recipe. The ingredients need to be added in this order. Then the machine should be set to ordinary bake, large size medium crust. It makes an 860 gms size loaf. Each large bread machine slice is roughly 60 gms in weight which works out roughly around 2.7 gms of fat per slice.
It makes a nice airy mixture which keeps fairly well, and is delicious both as fresh bread or as toast.
In our latest study on David we saw how David as King just does not do things by half measures.
Firstly he falls for the temptation of laziness. Then with nothing to do one day he spy’s Bathsheba bathing naked on her roof. Now what she was doing there is another matter, knowing full well that the King could see her and her husband was away at war. Then David falls for her. They commit adultery, and surprise surprise she becomes pregnant. Then the panic stinks in – everyone will know that David the King is guilty so get the husband back from the war and he can be the father. But this does not quite work out as planned.
David’s next panic reaction is that he will have to get Uriah (Bathsheba's husband) killed so he can then marry her. Which is what he does all be it at arms length, by getting him killed during one of the skirmishes that is part of the war that is going on at this time.
Phew – David thinks he has got away with it as he quickly marries Bathsheba, and it is now fine that she is pregnant as she is the queen. But God sends the prophet Nathan to confront David of his crimes. Amazingly David recognises what Nathan says and accepts it, not trying to cover it up and asks God for forgiveness.
This story can be found in 2 Samuel 11 and the first half of 2 Samuel 12
Another prophet Micah living between 750-700BC a few hundred years after David, gives a very good guide as to how we should try to live - Micah 6 V8 says
But he's already made it plain how to live, what to do,
what God is looking for in men and women.
It's quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbour,
be compassionate and loyal in your love,
And don't take yourself too seriously-
take God seriously
Quite a challenge really – What a change there would be in society if this was followed more widely.
The other day whilst watching the Great British Bake off baking bread, got me thinking about how much fat is in a slice of bread. Whilst we normally make our bread, occasionally it is necessary to buy some, and I have noticed that the amount of fat per slice varies a huge amount. It can be less than 1 gram per slice to more than 4 grams, when it then gets highlighted as high in fat or even in some supermarkets marked in red.
The recipe given below makes an interesting beetroot bread. The bread comes out with an interesting red tinge to it, whilst tasting delicious at the same time. The ingredients given below are for a medium sized loaf
This can be made easily made in a bread machine putting the yeast in first, followed by the flower, then rest of ingredients and finally the water. Using the basic normal setting for a medium loaf medium crust. If the spring onions are added at the start of the process then they will be absorbed into the general mixture of the bread, adding to the depth of taste. If they are added at the end of the dough cycle then they keep their structure and have a more distinctive flavour. Of course it can also be made without a bread machine, allowing to rise for a couple of hours after basic kneading of the dough with the spring onions being added when it is knocked back. Then put in a greased tin and cook in a hot oven as per any normal medium sized white loaf. The resulting bread has around 1 gram of fat in it per slice assuming that you get 14 slices or more from the loaf.
Having recently had to rebuild some machines following on from the great Kielder power issue, I thought it would make sense to set out a proper list of what I like to put on a machine, rather than just using the back of an envelope and my memory. No doubt over the coming weeks I will find that i have forgotten something but this is certainly a start and I hope useful to others as well.
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