Saturday, April 4, 2009

Baking Bonanza!

So, my (Chris) latest baking craze is bread. Bread is so easy to make with our Kitchenaid and I've been experimenting with it. First I made basic white bread loaves, then a cinnamon raisin bread/honey wheat batch. I really wanted to try something different so I made soft pretzels using a recipe from Alton Brown.

First, you make the dough and let it rise, then you separate the dough, roll it out like a snake and shape them. After that you put each one in boiling water with baking soda for 30 seconds. An egg wash and kosher salt (or cinnamon and sugar) finish it off before they go in the oven. As you can see, they turned out beautifully and tasted delicious dipped in cheese. Mmmmm ... I love that I can make pretzels. My churros a few months ago turned out awesome too. I'm ready to start my own circus. Time to train the kids.

Those left behind

We try to make the best out of drifting out of the limelight of Angele's heart. I started the "Used To Be Cutest Club" when Bryson was born and made myself the president. Bryson just joined up and was granted the title of vice president and "Official Tantrum Thrower." This picture is of us pretending to be happy. We're pretty good at it. Most of the time. *sniff*

Friday, April 3, 2009

We've been slacking

Yeah, we're a bit behind, but here are some more pictures of the girlie and one of that boy who is still hanging around.