So we started the morning with a window repair then I went to school with Steve. He requested my help testing wires and labeling them so that he can rewire one of the computers. I was happy to help since organization is my specialty and I requested a stop at Starbucks for my first Peppermint Mocha of the season.
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So I was a bit sore from Plyo yesterday and realized I haven’t had a “rest” day in awhile so today was a rest day. I did take the dogs for a walk though. Luckily the snow is pretty much gone and it warmed up a bit so we a had a great walk. Here’s goofy Kenda “laying” on the couch. She cracks me up!
It’s baking time! Last night I made some mini bread loaves for Steve. We used to buy mini loaves in a large package from Costco but now only Sam’s is available in our town and they don’t carry something similair. What to do? Make my own of course! I picked up some mini loaf pans at TJ Maxx a couple months ago and I love them. I really love making mini loaves of sweeter breads to share with friends/family during the holidays as well.
I mixed the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl (I doubled the recipe so I can freeze some loaves). Then heat the water in the microwave (*note do not boil the water – I did this last night and the yeast did not fully rise) and add the water and oil to the bowl. Stir all of the ingredients together to make a sticky dough.
Then add remaining flour and knead until no longer sticky. The recipe makes two regular size bread loaves but I prefer the mini loaves because it makes a perfect portion for Steve to have with dinner. I doubled the recipe and made 12 mini loaves total.
I portioned out the dough into the mini loaf pans that have been sprayed with Pam. I then added cloves of roasted garlic and some sun dried tomatoes and parmesan cheese to the dough and lightly kneaded to incorporate before returning to the pan. To roast the garlic simply take a bulb of garlic and slice off the top 1/4 and put into tin foil. Drizzle some EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) on top and roast in the oven at 400F degrees for 45 minutes. Let cool before removing the garlic and adding to the dough. Bake the bread for 30 minutes at 400F degrees.
Then enjoy with some olive oil, baslamic vinegar, salt and pepper or just some butter! Keep extra bread in the ziploc bag in the fridge or freezer for later use. Steve loves these! No one tell them how easy and cheap they are to make!! Here is the full recipe: