Sunday, November 18, 2012

Anna's Sweet Potatoes



Thanksgiving is this Thursday and I couldn't wait until then to make sweet potatoes. And as you can see we like a little sweet potatoes to go along with our marshmallows. ;)

And fortunately this week I found sweet potatoes for .39 a lb!

So we will have a repeat on Thanksgiving, and you can serve this dish too. It's not complicated, and I'll share the recipe with you.

For this 8x8 dish I used 5 medium and large sweet potatoes. If you use more, just adjust your ingredients as you go along to suit your taste.

Directions:

Wash and wrap sweet potatoes in foil and bake at 350 degrees for one hour. (I always put the potatoes in my cake pan lined with foil to bake them.)

After an hour, remove pan with potatoes and let sit about 10-15 minutes.

Remove foil and skin. (The skin will just come right off the potatoes)

Place the potatoes in a bowl and mash.

Add 1/2 - 1 cup of brown sugar, (We use just a little more brown sugar), a splash of orange juice, and1 Tbsp. honey and mix well.

Place the potatoes in a serving dish, and add the amount of marshmallows on top. (Remember the marshmallows will expand when hot)


Place in 350 degree oven for approx. 5 minutes or until marshmallows are hot and golden.

 Enjoy!

I hope each of you has a blessed Thanksgiving!

Blessings,

Anna

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Making Sourdough Starter



You will want to use only a glass bowl or plastic bowl for sourdough starter. Along with only a wooden or plastic spoon.

These are the ingredients you will need:

2 cups flour
3 Tbs. sugar
1 Tbs. yeast
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups warm water

Here's How:

Combine the flour and sugar. Mix together well.



Add the yeast, salt and warm water. Mix together well.

Place a cloth over the bowl. Let set out at room temperature.


To keep the starter going replace what you use with equal amounts of flour and water. Stir.

This is what it will look like when it is activated.


Let your starter set 48 hours. You may use it after this time. It may be used in recipes in place of yeast or leavening, or along with it.

Note: You may also keep your starter in the fridge as opposed to on the counter if you prefer. 

Happy baking!

Anna

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans Day 2012


My unending gratitude to all veterans today.

 Thank  you for your service and sacrifice
to guarantee our freedom!

All My Love,

Anna

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Making Mock Buttermilk

(Image courtesy of bake4me.com)

I am so excited that it's already November and Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away!

I wanted to show you how you can easily make buttermilk if you don't have any on hand.

Making mock buttermilk is so simple.

Here's how:

Add 1.5 Tablespoons (1 1/2) of lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup milk.

It's that easy!

Love,

Anna