We will be really busy with the garden for the next while, so I am trying to get some things done ahead. Wouldn't it be great if you could do laundry ahead? Since you can't, today was baking day. I made scones, biscuits, breadsticks, hot dog buns, hamburger buns muffins and a cherry pie. Oh, and some Chinese barbecued pork. Pretty much everything but actual loaf bread, which I'll do tomorrow.
I never had a scone in my life. If these are representative of the scone family, then YUM! I started with a basic recipe, added lemon peel, craisins and topped them with an egg wash and maple sugar. Click here for the basic scone recipe.
Buttermilk biscuits (Recipe from my Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook)
"Donut" muffins - which, for a muffin, do kinda taste like donuts! Click here for the Donut Muffin recipe.
I didn't really mean to make breadsticks, but this was my first time with this particular recipe for hot dog buns, and it said to put them close together so they rise up, and not out. So, I did that, a little TOO much, and they are tall, and narrow, and long, and just not quite right for hot dogs. They'll make great breadsticks though - waste not, want not.
The second batch are more hotdogbun-like. I made the hamburger ones smaller too, but they are still huge! Next time I'll make them even smaller. Click here for the bun recipe.
Finally, this is what we got from our Chinese cabbage - flowers! It sprouted, started to leaf, then bolted. The hens enjoyed it very much. Also, I wanted to show off my latest dish cloth, sent to me by my friend Helen. Thank you again, Helen! It's soooo pretty!
(Why is there a stick on my kitchen table? Molly????)
Oh, and today I thought I'd just check the green beans. I just picked them, but I thought I'd take a peek and see if there were any big ones. I got a gallon bucket. Yike!