Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Pigs and baby hats

I knit this cloth for a friend who loves pigs. I crocheted her grand daughter two ear flap hats in October. They were fun to make.
The tail on the pig dishcloth was hard to figure out so I guessed and did my own thing for it. I got the pattern from the Knitting Knonsense website.
The child ear flap hat patterns can be found on here.



Sunday, October 6, 2013

Little loaf of bread

I've been wanting to find a tiny loaf of bread recipe for some time. So, when I found this one I had to try it.
My yeast was older than I thought and even with two risings it wasn't taller than a slice of bread. But I stuck it in the oven anyhow earlier tonight.
It rose in the oven as it baked and turned out wonderful and tasty. I will definitely be making it again.

This small sized loaf is so easy to knead by hand and is just the perfect size to bake in my toaster oven.

We have drastically cut our bread eating down over the years. We like it once in awhile instead of everyday.

Until next time!

Click here for the recipe.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Pear cake

The aroma in the house today is almost unbearable. I can't wait to sample this fabulous pear cake I am baking.

It's so easy to make. Click here for the recipe.
I had to improvise a bit today though. I had a half eaten quart jar of homemade oear sauce to use instead of fresh pears.
Unsure if the amount to use, I substituted 1 1/2 cups pear sauce and used only 1/2 cup of Brown sugar since the sauce was slightly sweetened.
I added a dash or two if cinnamon powder to the batter. Then I added a  light sprinkle of brown sugar after it had baked for 15 minutes.
It made three pans so one of the pans, I'm going to add 1/8  cup of frozen blueberries to the batter. I'm told to add them frozen not thawed after rolling them in flour first, but instead I'm going to try rolling them in powdered sugar instead since the batter is not as sweet as it usually is.
Mmmm! Looks good!

Blessing bags completed.

The first batch of blessing bags have been completed. Here are the last of them. Next challenge is to make 25 more in a Christmas...