AN URBAN MAMA'S TAKE ON NURTURING HER FAMILY

Friday, March 7

Travel: our counter-tabletops











A blogosphere postcard to say hello, hola, I miss you guys!

Been working hard committing recipes to paper so that I can complete my cookbook's manuscript submission by month's end. Some pictures from this week's mostly flour and yeast frenzies.

Have a great weekend - clocks turning forward and all!

XO
Village Mama



PS I almost forgot a tiny gift I had for you, an oh-so easy, fast spelt flat bread recipe for you -- great for scooping up hummus.

* Pour one package of traditional active dry yeast into a tall glass. Add 3/4 cup of hot tap water plus 1 tsp of white sugar. Stir a few times. The foaming-chemistry-magic normally takes about 10 minutes.

* In a large bowl place 1 1/2 cups of spelt flour, add 2 generous tsp olive oil, plus 1-2 tsp sea salt, and finally pour your foamy, raised (woo hoo!) yeast. Depending on your mood, mix it up with a wooden spoon, until it's all sticky and all the flour's been absorbed or your bare/floured up hands. Then, cover your bowl with a plastic bag, place away from draft, preferably a quiet corner of your stove and leave for 30 minutes.

* Stretch your dough directly onto a greased cookie sheet. No need to roll it out like pizza. Just stretch it out as much as you can.

* Bake at 420 degrees F, for 15 minutes

3 comments:

amy t sharp said...

yeah
Love the postcard pop in
keep working hard!!!!

Shawn said...

good work ... keep at it. good luck!

ericandles said...

Saw your comment over at the swap site...yes, I hear toronto is very snowy these days. Spring has sprung in Vancouver...too bad spring is always rainy. Although I have to say, I love this city! But I spent seven years in ontario, too. So I have a soft spot for toronto. North van is lovely, do you come to visit family often? We are in False Creek. We live in a fantastic co-op...it doesn't get any better. Looks like you are living well there too! Keep in touch. Who are you swapping with?