The Dance in the Deeps
A Clockwork Armada
Quote of the Week
"You're in America now," I said. "Our idea of diplomacy is showing up with a gun in one hand and a sandwich in the other and asking which you'd prefer."
--Harry Dresden [Turn Coat, by Jim Butcher]
Joke of the Week
There are only 10 kinds of people in the world: Those who know binary, and those who don't.
(This recipe requires a bread machine.)
Makes a 2 lb. loaf or ~12 rolls.
Cost: ~92 cents. (As of July, 2009.)
- 1 1/2 cups water.
- 2 Tbl. butter.
- 2 cups bread flour.
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour.
- 2 Tbl. corn meal.
- 1/2 cup rolled oats.
- Up to 1/4 cup miscellaneous grains. (This is a good way to use the crushed ends of a box of cereal. Raisin bran, shredded wheat, etc. I 'll add that "Captain Crunch" and other sugar cereal won't work well for this.) You can also use stale crakers, etc. If you don't have any, just put in a bit more corn meal and or oats instead.
- 1/4 cup tightly packed brown sugar.
- 2 1/4 tsp. salt.
- 3 3/4 tsp. yeast.
- Place following in the bread machine, in order the listed.
- For a loaf of bread:
- Just set the bread machine to the "whole wheat" setting and start it.
- Come back when the timer runs out. About 3-4 hours.
- Remove from pan.
- Let cool up to 10 minutes for easier cutting.
- For rolls:
- Set machine to dough setting and start it.
- Grease pans (I usually use butter) and optionally sprinkle corn-meal lightly on surface.
- When the dough is ready, remove from machine and form into rolls.
- Place rolls on baking sheet. Cover, and let rise ~15-20 minutes in a warm place.
- Cook at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
And that's it!