I bake bread for my family every week. Home baking is not that hard, not that time consuming, and certainly cheap! You don't need a bread machine or a lot of fancy equipment. This blog features a tutorial on home bread baking, tips on equipment and ingredients, and recipes for real home cooking.
Published Sunday, April 16, 2006 by Susan Och.
It looks like a Martian fungus, but it's really just the rhubarb poking up in the garden. When it looks like this here in the north, I know that other people are already making rhubarb pies in Kansas and Indiana.
Rhubarb is the kids' pocket money crop. They recommend Grama Alice's Rhubarb Crumb Cake recipe:
2 cups flour
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp soda
i tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 cup shortening
1/3 cup milk
2 cups coarsely chopped rhubarb
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Sift together dry ingredients
Add shortening, eggs and milk
Add rhubarb and mix slightly
Pour into a buttered 9 x 13 inch pan
Sprinkle topping over batter, pat it down with hand.
Bake 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
2/3 cup flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
4 Tbsp butter or margarine
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Mix flour, sugar, and cinnamon. Cut in butter, add nuts.
There's more to food than just nutrition, otherwise we would all be eating custom-formulated kibble.
I didn't exactly learn to bake from my grandmother, but my ancestors, even the ones I never met, have informed and influenced
my lifelong exploration of cooking and food. Want to read more? Check out this entry from my home blog, French Road Connections