Back to the basics – Bread & Milk…

Thank you! 

It was a crazy, but fun two days. We met new people and said “hello” to many of you again. The winners of our two shopping sampler bags are Delores Headley, Fairbury & Bruce Sanders, Chatsworth. Thanks for coming and supporting us. We’ve been overwhelmed at the support the community has shown to us.

More Local Items

We are now carrying Kilgus Farmstead products. You can purchase skim, whole or 2% in the gallons. Chocolate milk, heavy cream and half & half are available in pints.

Did you know we Grind Grains?  Grain options: wheat, spelt, oat groats (steel cut oats), quinoa, rice

Benefits: Choose how fine or coarse you like it. Freshly ground grain has a better
nutrition value and taste.
How it works: It takes some time to grind your grain. Please call ahead, plan to wait or see if we have some pre-ground in the freezer. Then, use it within 24-48 hours or store it in the freezer.
Cost: less than 10 lbs: 30 cents, more than 10 lbs: 25 cents SALE – this week all your grain grinding is FREE!

 

Simple Whole Wheat Bread

3 cups warm water

2 T. active dry yeast (2 pkgs.)

2/3 cup honey

5 cups bread flour

5 tablespoons butter, melted

1 tablespoon salt

3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour – freshly ground is best!

(all ingredients available at The Country Cupboard)

1.  In a large bowl, mix warm water, yeast, and 1/3 cup honey. Add 5 cups white bread flour, and stir to combine. Let set for 30 minutes, or until big and bubbly.

2.  Mix in 3 tablespoons melted butter, 1/3 cup honey, and salt. Stir in 2 cups whole wheat flour. Flour a flat surface and knead with whole wheat flour until not real sticky – just pulling away from the counter, but still sticky to touch. This may take an additional 2 to 4 cups of whole wheat flour. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat the surface of the dough. Cover with a dishtowel. Let rise in a warm place until doubled.

3.  Punch down, and divide into 3 loaves. Place in greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pans, and allow to rise until dough has topped the pans by one inch.

4.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes; do not overbake. Lightly brush the tops of loaves with 2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine when done to prevent crust from getting hard. Cool completely. Makes 3 loaves, 12 slices each.

If this seems like a lot, slice it and freeze or give a loaf to your friend or neighbor!

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