Monday, December 5, 2011

Baked bagel flavored doughnuts plus a loaf of bread.

Here is a recipe that I just made up. We like the taste of bagels and I found a way to create that same texture with sourdough and yeast and a few other ingredients.

Baked bagel flavored doughnuts:

4 teaspoons dry yeast
one cup of sourdough
1 cup of honey
8 tablespoons of warm (not hot) water
2 teaspoons salt
1c.quick oats
4 eggs
4 cups of white flour
4 cups of wheat flour
cooking oil of your choice in a spray bottle
2 cups of hot water

Add the yeast to a the warm water and the honey and allow it to bubble while you are getting the other steps done. In a mixing bowl add the dry ingredients and mix on low then make a well and add the eggs, sourdough and yeast mixture when ready. If it is not ready yet make sure your oven is set to 400 degrees and your cookie sheets are oiled with your spray oil and oil a bread pan as well.
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Mix on low and use a rubber spatula to incorporate the ingredients from the sides into the middle until it becomes more or less a solid glob of dough:)Spray a large cutting board or a table with oil like you would with flour getting a light even covering. Also don't for get to spray your rolling pin and a little for the insides of your dough nut cutter.
With a dough scraper (I use a rubber one they are very handy and help you to use all of your ingredients when baking. Waste not want not!) Scrape up about a forth of your glob and place it onto the board. Then spray the top with your oil. Then grab your rolling pin and roll out until you have a thick circle to cut your dough nuts. Cut them scooting the cutter a little until it cuts all the way through to the board and then lift and cut all of the other ones until you are done and on to the next 1/4th. Do 3/4ths of the dough and leave your last 1/4th for shaping into a bread loaf don't forget to spray the top each time. Cook your dough nuts on 400 degrees for about 12 minutes and wait to cook your bread right before your next meal and it should be nice and risen. Load inot the oven and turn your oven back on and it should finish heating while your bread is inside rising a little more. Cook until brown on top about 16 to 18 minutes. Blessings!

Zkids pictures and a blog hop

Here are some pictures of the Zkids that I have been wanting to share. I hope that you like them now that they are on the air.

Zena (pronounced like the flower)

Zach and his cookies

Zach with a Bob the Tomato head

Zeke and Nora


Elephant made by Zach

Nora (Zenora)

Sleeping Nora

Nora and Loty (the twins) going to Granny's house by themselves.

Hannah the dog with a dog slipper.

Loty (Zelotes) in his favorite overalls

The zildren in their pallets playing

Zoi doing a toilet paper roll craft

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