May 24, 2013
To celebrate the long Spring/Summer weekend I thought I would feature recipes for one of my favorite backyard vegetables, rhubarb! We have a bunch in our backyard (picture) and it is great for baking. I made tarts the other day and I think on Sunday I’m going to make the Rhubarb Ice Cream. What do you make with rhubarb?
May 22, 2013
Ahh I’ve had “design a knit octopus” on my to do list forever and I’m so glad to see that Whit’s Knits on The Purl Bee has created a free octopus pattern!
Who would you knit a stuffed octopus for? I am thinking about making it for a friend’s birthday. Would you listen to Octopus’ s Garden while you made it?
May 20, 2013
A few Monday’s ago I had a pretty large brick of white sharp cheddar in the fridge that kept calling me to snack on it after one week of me being a little fridge mouse I though that I should stop nibbling on it and make something a bit more tasty.
Everything about the bread was great but as always I added a bit more butter and cheese. Also, the recipe can make two 5×9 loaves but I had three disposable mini loaf pans and I know have enough friends around that don’t mind random baked good deliveries that I decided to use them instead. The only thing I might do differently is to maybe sub out some of the buttermilk for beer.
recipe slightly adapted from Shutterbean
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees . Grease three mini loaf pans. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda.
Using your fingers, mix 3 tbsp. butter into the flour mixture until well incorporated (it should look like sand).
Add the cheese; toss to coat. Add the buttermilk and stir until the dough just comes together.
Divide between the pans; smooth the tops.
Cut a shallow cross all the way across the tops of the loaves. Thinly slice the remaining 1 tbsp. butter. Place the butter in the cuts in each loaf. Bake until the top is browned and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes.
Let cool in the pan at least 30 minutes before slicing… I made it about 15 minutes before I tried a slice.