Slammin’ Pancakes

I decided to re-blog a few posts in order to get this blog moving once again. Please let me know what you think!

Ok Y’all know I am not a food photographer. I don’t often post about food unless it is about my bread.  I don’t just post about food.

Maybe because I am fat.

Maybe because this entire blog would be all about food instead of other boring matter.

But today, I am posting about the Slammin’ Pancakes I made last night.

I mean the best I have ever eaten!

I made them!

Yours truly!

I never thought I would post about them, however, in a photography group I am in, someone was asking about light and the white balance setting on their camera.

So, I shot two pictures using my last yummy bit of my Slammin’ Pancakes.

This shot was taking using a fluorescent white balance. Does not make it even look tasty.

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This one is on the Tungsten setting.

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Looks delish on this setting, as it is the closest to my lighting in the room, however, it still is not right.

What I should have done is put it on Kelvin which is where I have been playing. It would have made it look so much better!
I do promise you, that the taste is out of this world.

So, the recipe! This feeds my small family of 7. With a LOT more for the next day.

4 Eggs
4 cups of Buttermilk ( 1 quart)
1/2 c of Vegetable oil
5 c of flour
4 TBS of Baking Powder
4 TBS of Brown Sugar
1 TBS of Vanilla
2 tsp Salt

Mix together, so the batter is mostly smooth. Fry large spoonfuls ( 1/4cup) on a hot lightly greased griddle or pan till edges are set and you see bubbles popping. Flip for a minute or so. and then serve!

So YUMMY!

Bread

I decided to resurrect a couple of old blog posts in order to get my blog moving again. This is our favorite bread recipe and I am so excited to share it with ya’ll.

John 6:35   And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

Jesus is the bread of life.

While we can be sustained on Jesus:)

We also are sustained on good homemade bread…..

Since I could not find my original blog post, I decided to try to remember the order of photos to make the bread…. I have them on my photobucket account still. So, instead of showing a messy kitchen… I decided to reuse the old photos

What is a blog post without photos right?

So bread…..

Gather up what you need.

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4 1/2 cup of warm water

2TBS of yeast. ( I use the bulk yeast I can get at Sam’s or the like)

1/2 cup of sugar ( I use Honey)

1/2 cup of oil ( I use coconut oil )

2 eggs

You can add in some ground flax-seed if you want.

1/2 cup of dry milk. ( if you forget, no worries it comes out just fine )

10-12 cups of flour ( all wheat, all white, half and half or whatever combination you want to use.)
Some salt, ( I NEVER USE it and only put it in at the end. It could kill the yeast.)
PAM

I generally use half wheat and half white. But only if the wheat is fresh ground in my mill. If I have wheat berries.

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So in your mixer or big bowl as this will make 4 loaves of bread. Put in the water, yeast, and honey/sugar. Give it a swirl.
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Next add in the oil, egg, and dry milk.
This is where I start my mixer on the number 3 setting.
I put in 5 cups of flour.
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Oh man, I am salivating for some fresh ground flour…
Dear Jamie, please clean my mill so I can grind up the rest of my wheat berries PLEASE!!!
I usually put in my wheat first then the white flour.
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Then once it looks like pancake batter stop and if you have a Bosch like me, put the top on and set the timer for  30 minutes and go…
Those with the icky KA or mixing by hand, just have to watch it. I like to let it sit for a few so the yeast can do its magic. To me, it makes a nicer bread. You do not have to do this part at all.
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After it has been sitting, start it up again, and drop in flour by a half a cup to a cup at a time, as you learn your machine and how much flour you will need, it is easier to gauge,
This is also where, if you put in salt, this is where you want to put it in. I think the recipe called for a teaspoon. I never use it so I do not remember it.
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I generally only use 9 cups of flour.
If you are using a machine, you add flour till the dough cleans the side of the bowl.
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See where the side is clean?
Stop adding flour.
This is where your machine if it is a KA or a Bosch will begin to knead the dough. I drop my speed down to 2 for this. In my Bosch, I only need to knead for about 3 minutes, not sure on the KA, but you want the bread to have elasticity to it.
If you do it by hand, you need to probably use 12 cups of flour and it takes about 15 minutes to knead the dough.
After kneading the dough, pray your area with PAM.
Spray your hands with PAM and get the dough out of the bowl.
Drop it on to the counter.
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Then let it rest for about 10 minutes. Again, not needed but I like it and it works great.
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I then grab my handy dandy tool.
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and divide my bread up into 4 sections.
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I almost never get it even as you will tell in the pictures.
If you have a food scale you can use it to divide the dough into even amounts.
I then flatten my sections
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Then roll it into a loaf
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I stick it into an oiled loaf pan and flatten it out some.
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This where I have started lately, cutting it a bit down the top with a sharp knife to make an indent. Again, not needed and I just started this.
Cover it with a thin towel, I forgot the name of what I use,
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Let it rise till it has doubled in size.
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In the middle of rising, cut the oven on 375 to preheat.
Bake it for 35 minutes.
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After baking,
take the bread out of the loaf pans and allow them to cool for a bit.
I know hard to do..
You will burn your hands while cutting if you do not wait. I learned this the hard way:)
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In the end…..
Enjoy
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Now, if you want to see all my bread photo’s click on this link… They are not in order, but you can see all the bread photo’s I have ever done.

365

So, I am working on doing a 365 photo blog post. Meaning, since I am probably not saying it right, doing one photo a day for 365 days. Sounds like a good and an attainable goal.

I plan on either linking up to someone already doing one, or, since I am starting it November 1, I might just make up my link-up.

If you are interested, you can just link up with me! I will give more details once I have them set down.
I might be loosing internet soon, but we move on the 2nd, and will have internet at the new place on the 4th. So, I will do my best to get it started on the 1st of November and it will run to November 1 of 2014.

 

Hope you can join!
My Mis-matched World

Moving

We are moving to a new place next week. Moving out-of-state actually. I am so looking forward to the peace and quiet.

We have a back deck now, and I am looking forward to sitting on that, in the early mid morning and reading God’s word. I can see myself watching the sunset with some Bug Guard on of course and watching the firebugs dance.

I am even looking forward to that first snowfall there. Yes, I said it. I said the first snowfall.

My Mis-Matched World

Yes, oh yes, I am looking forward to just watching this view.

What about this one? I wonder if I can get my wonderful husband to build a deck on the front?
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The view from my room. Oh yes! This excited me!

I would show more, and you may have seen more if you are my Facebook friend. But, they are embarrassing as the previous owners left it a huge mess.
We are slowly working on it and it should be ready to move in this week. Well, no matter what, it has to be since November 2nd we are leaving TN and moving to KY.
Serene, quiet, peace. Three words I can describe my new home.

What’s new in your neck of the woods?

Ooopsies….

When I re-named the blog, I lost most of my photo’s. As I have time, I will go through the last few posts and rename the blog address that is connected to them.