Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Shameless Bragging

I have made bread TWICE this week.

THIS GUY taught me how. Now I'm getting all fancy and making this Sweet Honey French Bread--WITHOUT MY BREAD MACHINE.

I cannot even describe the feeling of accomplishment.

I even kind of want to make jam, but I don't have a pressure cooker to can it, and really, it's a bit much. I think incubating eggs, making bread, and being poor is country enough for me right now.


Melissa said...

You don't have to have a pressure cooker to cook jam. All I do is put the jars and lids in the dishwasher to make sure they are hot.

Then after I make the jam which you find the recipe on the back of pectin box.

Boil a big pot of water and stick the jars in there for 2 minutes and ladle in the jam and put the lids on. Easy!!!

I made some strawberry jam about a month ago and it is great!

Anonymous said...

You can also make freezer jam. It's much easier! Recipes can be found in the Sure Jell box. It only takes a few cups of smashed berries, a ton of sugar, a tiny bit of water, and a box of pectin. Total time is under 15 minutes (plus curing time).

AFRo said...

Okay. Tell the truth. You're preparing for the impending recession aren't you? Getting ready in case it gets so bad that we have to grow our own food and can it and bake bread and everyone is broke? Just admit it.

Also, I sent you an invite a couple of days ago to join the SITStas. I wish you would and I know several who concur with my wish.

Lauren said...

Wow! You are making the rest of us look bad.

momtoabean said...

I wasn't going to leave a comment until I read the labels. "Kneading to show off" Bwwhahahahha! Hilarious!

Jaime said...

Make freezer jam- I'm gonna do it too. Check out this post on Posie Gets Cozy: http://rosylittlethings.typepad.com/posie_gets_cozy/2008/07/strawberry-free.html

Nice bread!

Ami said...

I was going to suggest freezer jam, too. But, alas, mrs beat me to it. I just made some over the weekend with liquid pectin (Certo) and it was so easy. You need lemon juice instead of water for it, but otherwise it's pretty much the same. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious. You're making me hungry. So much for my diet! ;-)

Jennifer said...

That looks awesome! Was it tasty?

Maddness of Me said...

I remember that you posted a link to the bread instruction a while back.

I saved it and have been planning to try any day now ;)

Now that I know it turned out for you, I will try. Although, mine will most likely be like that I Love Lucy episode.

Bread is getting a bit expensive. I noticed that I paid $5 for a loaf at Whole Foods last week.

Maddness of Me said...

Yeah, you would love SITS.

If you join, be fucking sure to fucking write posts with fuckity fuck fuck every other fucking word as fuck, because they fucking love that.

They even put out a note on how much they love swearing. It's great! I would so love to see you there. I'd even buy some more love to see you there :)

Unknown said...

Yeah, I looked at the SITS thing and got to the "no cussing" part and was like "fuck that".

LOL, I don't think I could come up with three posts with no cussing AND that would be interesting without having read the rest of my blog.

I don't want to pee in the SITS pool. I just cannot behave. You all do it, and just be sure to mention and link to me a lot ;-)

Anonymous said...

Ashley..you have to make jam..it is so easy..if I can do it then you certainly can. No pressure cooker required..if you want my foolproof recipes then email me and I will get them to you..

Joy said...

Sounds yummy I may have to check that out.

I have been on a Martha kick lately and have been picking blueberries from our back yard and have made pancakes and a pie with them. I also picked blackberries we found growing wild near our house and I'm gonna make a pie with them also.

Oh yea and there is that giant garden in our back yard!

Check out my post with a pic of my pie it is the first on the page