Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Homestaed Kitchen!

Yesterday my husband took my daughter to the zoo for a daddy/daughter date and I worked around the homestead.

I started a batch of Artisan Bread from Mother Earth News. I made the whole wheat last week but made the white batch this week as I'm having all the moms in my family over Friday for a belated mother's day lunch and I wanted something a little less dense for them. The awesome thing about this recipe is that it makes 3 loaves and there is NO KNEADING involved. I like kneading well enough but I haven't really mastered it-How long, when is it too much, etc... This is a simple simple process and I have made 4 loaves without incident. It's better if you let it sit in the fridge overnight so I baked it today.

I also made a batch of mozzarella cheese. I halved it and made one ball of mozzarella and one log that was filled with prosciutto. My family really like this so we probably eat it faster than we would normal cheese. In addition, I started a new batch of Keifer but that won't be done until tomorrow. (and it's not really that photogenic!)


  1. I love working in my kitchen and making things for my family from scratch. I can't wait to be back on my feet again and working in the kitchen again!

    God Bless

  2. Can you post your recipe for mozzarella? Was it hard to make? That sounds like fun!

  3. Stella,

    It was easy. See the link in my other blog.


    The key is the mozzarella rennet which you need for it. You can mail order it from the company in my listing. Or if you can get some locally, let me know and I'll email you the recipe. It's easy and all you need is the rennet, milk, citric acid, and salt.

  4. Oh my I definitely plan to make the Artisan bread. It sounds yummy and looks so rustic. I love that.

  5. Thanks for the link! I'm sure there's somewhere I can get rennet around here given how close I am to Wisconsin. I'll have to ask around.

  6. Kristin-This is the easiest bread I have ever made!

    Stella- I bet you can get all kinds of cheese making stuff out there!

  7. OMG this was the most delicious bread I've ever tasted or made for that matter. My loaf was small and oblong but I hope to work on perfecting it the next time. The bread didn't last 24hrs. in our house. Thanks.

  8. AND really easy right! You should have enough dough to make 3 from that one recipe!

    Which one did you make-The white or Whole Wheat-They are both awesome!

  9. I made the white and yes I expect to get 3 more loaves. I will try the Wheat next, which is what I like best.