Wednesday, January 28, 2009

From Six to Nine or What I Did Last Night

When the grocery money runs low the cook gathers her ingredients and, well, go here...

Why is it that baking bread in any form is therapeutic? Kneading the dough, punching the dough, rolling the dough, physical acts that allow venting.

Gently forming the English muffins, dipping in cornmeal, setting them to rise. Carefully sliding them onto the griddle, flipping them over, tenderly so as not to ruin the shape.

The finished product proves the focus, the care, the desire to get outside of myself and make something new, something nourishing, for someone else.

I feel better.

6 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

Wow, I'm so impressed with your English muffins! They look way better than mine did last month!

Cherie said...

I have you to thank for the inspiration, WC. Yours got me to drooling and I finally did something about it. If only my cravings for candy and cookies took as long to satisfy.

Patti said...

They look yummy. Do you have a link to the recipe, or can you tell me what cookbook you got it from?

Cherie said...

Patti: I use the recipe in my More With Less Cookbook. Very easy - and oh, so satisfying!

cecily said...

Oh... I thought you put the recipe here! They look amazing! I will have to go hunting.

I made the most delicious home made muesli bars the other day. Yum, Yum, Yum. They use brown rice syrup instead of sugar (well, they have a little rapadura or natural, raw cane sugar in them, but not much) and are full of goodness I think! I am so going to hunt down this recipe you have shown here!

Cherie said...

Cecily: Wow! Muesli bars. I've never tried those. I'll bet they are Yum Yum Yum!

Maybe I'll take the time to write the recipe out on here. It's long and I'm lazy. : D