Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Adventures in Baking

 I had the last 3 days off and goofed around with a few things here around the house.  While grocery shopping, I asked in the bakery department for some fresh yeast and got 4 oz. for $2.  20 grams of fresh yeast is the equivalent of one packet of dried yeast.

 The weather has cooled down quite a bit the last few days and we had French onion soup for lunch over the weekend.  I baked 2 loaves of French bread using the fresh yeast and my "00" flour I got at Cossetta's.
 We had Dave's parents over for supper on Saturday and I baked these onion poppy seed rolls to go with our meal.  I've had this recipe forever but never tried them before. 
 They were quite tasty!

With all the cotton dish cloths/hot pads I've been knitting, I have a lot of scraps left over.  I always save them and wind them up and joke that it is the Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota and then knit mongrel said dish cloths/hot pads out of my ball of scraps.  They are totally random because I knit both the borders and the fillers from either end of this one ball of yarn.  I can tell you that I've knit a few very ugly scrap ones for my own personal use.

I have to say that the two I knit over the weekend were quite pretty!

Happy accidents almost!