In the new Taste of Home Magazine (Oct/Nov 2010) I found this recipe for bread. It's called " everything bread".
1 pkg active dry yeast, 3/4 cup warm water, 1 cup warm 2% milk, 1/4 cup softened butter,
2 Tbsp. sugar, 1 egg yolk, 1-1/2 tsp. salt, 4 to 4-1/2 cups all purpose flour, 1 egg white, 2 tsp water
2 tsp. coarse sea salt or kosher salt, 1 tsp. each sesame, caraway and poppy seeds.
In a large bowl dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, butter, sugar, egg yolk, salt and 2 cups flour. Beat on medium speed for 4 minutes. Sit in enough remaining flour to form a firm dough.
Turn onto floured surface knead until smooth and elastic, about 6 -8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl. turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise until doubled about 1 hour.
Punch dough down. Turn into a lightly floured surfaced divide dough into thirds. Shape each into a 20-in. rope. Place ropes on a large greased baking sheet and braid; pinch ends to seal and tuck under. Cover and let rise until doubled. about 45 minutes.
Combine egg white and water; brush over dough. Combine the salt, onion, and seeds; sprinkle over bread. Bake at 375 for 22-28 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack and cool
I only used the salt and poppy seeds on mine. Its fast and easy to make a sure success for anyone.
The pillow was purchased at my son's store in Kankakee, Illinois called Frame World and Click Media. He sells several different themed pillows that come with a small stuffed animal when opened. To add to this gift I drew out and painted one of the characters on the pillow and made a painting of it. I think this will complete the gift for the child I'll be giving this too.
I've been busy going through all my art supplies for days now. The worst job has been sorting out collections of papers, by theme or manufacturer. All I can say I can finish out my life without ever having to buy another sheet of patterned paper, but will I? Next on my list is to sort out embellishments.....
So with that being said I did find time to make a card the other day and post it above. Hope you like it.
Today was a lot cooler then the weather we have been experiencing in Illinois. So I decided to try my hand on a couple of fall cards, both cards I used the technique of coloring the stamp with markers then stamping them on paper and the other one on glossy paper. The stamps are Posh, markers used are Marvy Brush.