Tuesday, September 4, 2012


With the grey rainy weather and Fletcher napping I have some time to write a posting. It's been a while so here go some more sweet pictures of Fletcher, of course, and a little window into our Sunday.
While Kelsey and Fletcher entertained one another I made some bread. The recipe is a slight variation on Deborah Madison's Cracked Wheat Honey bread. It's a nice bread to make especially when I don't have a lot of time to invest. And a warm slice of it slightly after it emerges from the oven, with a little butter and honey brings a big smile.

Sorghum Wheat Bread

- 1/4 cup warm water
- 1 tsp. sugar   
- 2 1/4 tsp. dry yeast
- 1 and 1/4 cup farm milk or buttermilk
- 1/4 sorghum, honey, or steen's syrup
- 1/4 cup oil
- pinch sea salt
- 1 cup all purpose flour
-1 cup oats
- 4 cups Sonrisa whole wheat flour

* Combine 1/4 cup warm water with sugar and yeast and set aside. Oil 2 8x4 in. bread pans.

*Combine 1 1/2 cups hot water and milk then stir in sorghum, oil, and salt. Add yeast mixture then the oats. Then you can start adding the flours. Knead for around 5 minutes or so. 

* Put dough into an oiled bowl and let rise until doubled in size. Around 1 1/4 hours. 

* Push dough down and divide in to two loaves. Set into the greased pans and let rise again covered for around 45 minutes.

* While rising preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Enjoy!!

In the afternoon it began to rain finally and so Kelsey and Fletcher stepped out on the porch to soak it up. 

And then we read the Tailor of Gloucester. I went to the Knitting Mill one day and stumbled across a whole lot of Beatrix Potter books. They are just the right size to fit in this little fellows mouth.

And later on we went and scoped out an apple tree on Sequtachie Mountain. The lady said we could pick some so the next day we went back and got 6 bushels worth! I've made apple butter, a cake and soon I'll put up some sauce!

Love to all - Ashley
Reading: The Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter


  1. I've been meaning to make bread forever! I just don't have loaf pans, which are nice if you want to make sandwiches

    I just want to SQUEEZE Fletcher so hard!

  2. Mmm! This looks so delicious - I'm going to try it this week. And rain! What a good way to enjoy it. With your naked baby.
    Thanks for sharing, Ashley!