Monday, February 15, 2010

yay time to bake!

although i am not supportive of the university's requirement for professors to take furlough days, i am happy to have some time to bake.

it proved extremely difficult because of the lack of use in my right wrist, but i think baking is really great exercise for it. i need it to bend in ways it isn't used to anymore and what better way than kneading bread/crust/etc!

i made two different pizza crusts. although, my intention is to make breadsticks for dipping in spaghetti sauce. i opened the liquid smoke for one batch--i wanted to bake it RIGHT away because it smelled so delicious, but i'd already decided to make the sweet cinnamon/sugar combo first.

i made both 'pizza crusts' with the following: onion powder, garlic powder, southwest seasoning, oregano, rosemary, thyme, and basil.

the bread loaf, i threw a bunch of ingredients together including: vanilla, flour, sugar, maple syrup, coconut milk, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. i broke the dough into two portions. i laid the first one in the bread pan and then spread coconut milk on top. then i sprinkled cinnamon and sugar on top. next, i put the other portion on and repeated the cinnamon/nutmeg/coconut milk mixture.

it smelled so yummy and tasted soooo yummy. however, i am so full and think that i probably used WAY too much sugar in it...


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