Friday, July 27, 2012

Post that has very little to do with cycling... from Mama Wuler.

For those of you who do not know Jake is out of county on a fire. It has been almost a week and
it is bound to be for a bit longer so that leaves Apple and I at the helm of the ship we call Steel Wul. Since my lovely sea foam green Rock Lobster rarely rolls out of the garage I will not even try to post anything that 
has anything remotely to do with the sport! Instead I will post some stuff about this and that until Jake returns.

For today I want to (hopefully) inspire you to bake bread.... yes I just typed those words. Here is a REALLY great recipe that even I cannot mess up that Aunt Gina gave me - yes the same source of the
famous chocolate cake recipe.

2 cups whole wheat flour
3 cups all purpose white flour
1 table spoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
1 Tablespoon dry active yeast

Sift the first 4 ingredients together in a big bowl. Make a well in the center of the mix. Add the
yeast and pour 2 CUPS lukewarm water into the well, sprinkle a bit of flour on top.

WAIT ABOUT 10 MINUTES - go get kitted up

Return and begin mixing everything together until a sticky ball of dough forms- it doesn't take long. Kneed
the dough on a floured surface for 6-10 minutes ( building upper body strength for roadies! ) until
the dough is supple and NOT sticky. Put it back in the bowl, cover with cloth.

LET RISE 2 HOURS- go for a quick spin

Return, punch your dough down once, shape and place on a cookie sheet. Make a few surface slits with a knife along the top of the loaf and brush a little olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 400` . Super good with butter and/or cheese, peanut butter-banana-honey...... 

Eat up!

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