Wednesday, August 19, 2015

SUMMER reading CONTINUES


If you read my last post you will have gleaned the CAPS tell it like it is.

Therefore SUMMER CONTINUES is the theme of today's post. 

It's HOT OUTSIDE.

It's HOT INSIDE. 

But that's mostly because I'm BAKING up a storm. (yummy details below)

WHILE I'M BAKING…

I'm enjoying the writings of KATE WILHELM, and in particular, The PRICE of SILENCE.

Audiobook Cover
Book Cover

As per my recent readings, this is an audiobook, by Blackstone Audio, narrated by Anna Fields. I'm very impressed with the range of voices Ms. Fields brings to this story.

Out of 32 Chapters, I'm at the Chapter 7 mark and thoroughly gripped as the suspense builds. Click on this LINK if you're interested in reading the writeup by Booklist.

The book that got me hooked on Kate Wilhelm's writing is called The Deepest Water - now, that was a very good book. Again, I listened to it, but it can be had as a "real" book.


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As my SUMMER CONTINUES I have been experimenting in my kitchen… with GRAIN FREE baking. (I listen to my book while I bake - clever use of time, eh!)


I'm baking with COCONUT FLOUR and I must say - IT IS AMAZING - TASTES GREAT TOO.

Here's the recipe for GRAIN AND NUT FREE BREAD that I have be using.

STOP RIGHT THERE - BEFORE YOU CLICK THE LINK… 
READ THIS…

I tried this recipe as outlined - lots of steps - but it turned out fantastic.

The second time, I was rushed for time, and DID NOT whip the egg whites. Instead I beat (with electric hand beater) the eggs, white and yoke, as one.
I then added all the ingredients, EXCEPT the psyllium husk powder and apple cider vinegar, and again beat the mixture on high for about a minute.
I added the psyllium and apple cider vinegar last and beat again.
Tossed it all in my glass loaf pan, lined on the bottom with parchment paper and baked it.

IT WAS WICKEDLY AWESOME AND EVEN FLUFFIER THAN THE FIRST. (I shared this info with the author of the recipe in her comment area.)

Since then I've made about six loaves my way - they've all turned out perfect. 

Today, I played around and added 1 extra tbsp. butter, and 1 extra 1/2 tsp of lemon juice. 

Oh, today, but the way, was the first time I tried the lemon juice instead of the cider vinegar. 

LOVED IT!

BEFORE BAKING 

AFTER BAKING - yummy.

So… there you have it. A great recipe for a GRAIN AND NUT FREE BREAD.


What have you been doing as this SUMMER CONTINUES?

BAKING or READING… or BOTH?

Or SOMETHING ELSE - say FISHING perhaps? 


Cheers, Jenny

6 comments:

  1. I always used to read so much in the summers when it was too hot to do much of anything else. I'll look more closely at these books as I enjoy a good suspense thriller.

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    1. Hi Karen, I find this audiobook format brilliant - now, when I'm doing some mindless activity I feel like I'm engaging my brain in the process.

      You will really enjoy Kate Wilhelm's work. This current read, The Price of Silence, has had me in a constant state of suspense and wonder. She is a great writer. I highly recommend her.

      In the meantime, I hope summer is being kind to you - not too hot, not to cold!
      With smiles and hugs, Jenny xo

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  2. Reading, not baking. But I should bake today, it's only 66 degrees.

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    1. Ah, 66 degrees… heaven. :) I'm reading too, but with these audiobooks I can bake at the same time - who'd'a thought such a thing possible! :) :)

      Happy baking… or reading… or both! LOL
      Thanks for dropping by. Sending smiles and happy thoughts, Jenny xo

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  3. I just finished reading "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline. No baking for me this summer as it is too hot to turn the oven on. That's why I look forward to fall and pumpkin bread!

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    1. Hi deathwriter, thanks for stopping by. It's great to see you blogging again. :)
      I've added your selection to my reading list. I just googled it, sounds interesting.

      It's been mighty hot in my kitchen, that's for sure. But my desire to have this bread outweighs my comfort - though just barely. I mostly do it for my mom and if she's happy you can be sure it makes my life so much easier. Ah… the joys of being part of the sandwich generation.

      I'm looking forward to the cooler weather too. I've not made pumpkin bread so I might be putting that on my list too.

      Sending happy thoughts and smiles, Jenny xo

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