Hi Marie-I am so glad your baking has taken off like it has. The people that are able to buy your breads and other items are very lucky. My new medical malady is an arthritic shoulder that needs to be replaced. That is what I was told by an Ortho on Thursday. Of course, I cannot have any surgery b/c I cannot get anesthesia the usual way. I will have to live with it unless I can find a doctor who can use a nerve block.
I have switched to using a cane to walk instead of a walker. I guess that is a big step. I am still going to PT 3x a week. My insurance hasn't said to stop yet. My BG have returned to normal, I am glad for that. I hope you and Ed are well. Take care. Cat
Good Morning to you. I had a better night. Made it to 6. BG106. Tom off to the Gym and work. I have the foot doctor at 1. No kids for trick or treat. Did you get any? Tom dressed up scared the two of us abnd the neighbor. Cover in blood eyeball missing pencil stuck in eye he is just like a kid. Imagine you are baking away. Thinking hard about cars. Hive my best to Ed. How was your night> Readings? Foot doctor at 1. Going to be rainy tomorrow. Take good care. I care. HUGS,Reed
Hello Marie. I had a horrible night. Finally got up at 3. Scared to death as my legs did not want to hold mne up even with the walker. I broke down and took a bomb and went back to be. Woke up at 9. BG106. Gorgeous day here a little warmer 84. Saturday supposed to be rainy. I bet you are to your neck in baking. I seem to remember you had a big order for smaller rolls. Chico is visiting. I have been thinking and praying cars. Do you get many kids for Trick or treat. We never get any.For the rest of the day taking it slow and easy. My best to Ed. Take good care. TRICK OR TREAT?? Hugs,Reed
Hello Marie. I had a good night a gorgeous day laqundry done BG104 but for some reason I seem to be in a Blue funk.Took the Avalon to Toyota as light came on tires. You cannot get the light off without going to Toyota. All the tires fine. Now get this...the light went on because the never used spare tire in the trunk needed air. Are you at the Guild? I bet your house smells great with the aroma of bread baking. How is Ed doing? Give him my best. TOPS tomorrow. Hope yur Readings are good. Take good care. HUGS,Reed
The dress turned out great - total cost - $4.25. However, when I was hemming it, I broke my last machine needle (I guess from sewing over pins). That is just way too funny about Reed's cousin helping himself to the candy.
I frequently go to thie "bare bones" grocery outlet here in town, but always forget to bring my own bags with me. I have gotten some excellent deals on stuffl
Hope ou have a good week ahead.
Good Morning, Marie. Another lousy night but I manage to get some sleep. I guess it is part of old age. BG102. It is a delightful morning. Did you get all your bread orders delivered. As I recall you still have a lot of orders. It was good to see my cousin from Maine and his wife. Sheis so quiet and he is a talker. He loves candy got into my Halloween candy.I have it just in case kids appear at the door. Today I am going to do nothing. Take good care of yourself and give my best to Ed. That store you pay 25cents for the carriage theyput the food in the carriage CASH ONLY you take carriage to car and return it and get quarter back. I would not go there. Have a good day. HUGS,Reed
Good Morning, Marie. I did not hear from you yesterday, You must have been up to your neck in bread, I am so happy you are doing so well. It is actually chilly in the house . It is 52 outside. I guess our summer is over. The night before I was up all night doing birthdays after 3. Last night I had a great night. BG 101. How was your night and Readings. Donna told me a new chain of Food Stores opening in NJ. I hope Ed finds something. Tom is here. Just left for Government. Laundry all done. Wrote a few letters. I hope this finds you ok. I know you said you had a lot of orders for Friday. My best to Ed. Take good care. HUGS, POPS
Marie it sounds like your baking business is really taking off! Now you be sure to charge a big price - homemade items are worth it! My paternal grammy was from Norway and always used to bake wonderful treats, especially at holiday time. She also made a lot of lefse - so good with butter and chokecherry jelly. For most of her life she made everything on a woodburning stove - now how in the heck do you contra the temperature? Each of her 4 sons was always threatening to buy her a gas range, but she protested big time, until they began getting older and said they were no longer in shape to chop wood.....
Allright, here we go, ill post the recipe for the large amount, you can divide it by any number or multiply. you need: -1 kg of white flour. we use special flour, but you can do it with the normal white one just as well :)
-3-4 tbs of salt
-1 cube of yeast (or bakers yeast, lol)
-1 large spoon of sugar
-5.5 dl of milk
-2.5 dl of cream
dissolve yeast in sugar and milk, you can add the cream to it as well
mix the flour and the rest of the ingredients into it
knead the dough for 20-30 minutes (if you have a machine you can let it knead it for 10 mins)
then let the dough rise for about an hour, it should double its size.
knead again very shortly, then divide dough into 2 parts.
if you want smaller loaves, you can also divide it into more parts, each loaf just needs 2 pieces of dough you each need to roll into a strand.
then you do the following:
you can also braid with 3 strands, as you know it from hairbraiding. put egg yolk over the zopf. bake in the preheated oven (220°C) for 10 minutes, then reduce temperature to 200°C and bake another 30 minutes.
put a cup of water in the oven while baking.
take out, let it cool down and enjoy with jam, nutella or honey, or without anything at all.
Good Afternoon,Marie. I have been busy doing nothing. Rain expected. My knees and legs not bad. The best medicine is the BED but I cannot stay there all the time. You been baking? That new thing sounds good. Ever made a stollen? I like those. TOPS tomorrow. Russ just left for the doctor. Doing some sections of the roads in SEAGATE but I think we are free and clear. Give my best to Ed. You take good care. HUGS,Reed
Thanks for the wishes Marie - long time no talk. I hear you with the job situation. I was let go last October - I hit a year a week ago. Just picking up odd jobs here and there. Hoping something works out this week. I guess we just have to keep our heads high and keep the faith.
Hi Marie-I hope you are having a pleasant weekend. I hear that the bread baking is coming along just great. I am so glad for you. I am getting stronger each day. Going to PT 3x a week for strengthening and better balance. My BG is finally under control. My numbers are staying in the desirable range, I am so glad for that. I am sure that Fall and cooler weather has reached your area by now. Here the leaves are just starting to change color. It is a beautiful time of year. I hope you and Ed are feeling well and stay that way. Take care. Cat
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