Saturday, June 24, 2017

Another Trip to Town

We were hoping we were through with running to town for errands or anything else.  We don't count our little trips to Willard which is about 5 miles.

But we received a call regarding Sylvia's estate that required Max's signature so off we went.  While we were waiting in the office, a small shower came up.  By the time we left it turned into a full-blown gale with winds and rain so heavy some were pulling off the streets because visibility was so poor.
We kept on trucking but had problems reading street names for our turns....We passed by a car wash that we later heard  lost their roof to a neighbor's house behind them.  Could have happened as we drove by since we were getting pummeled with leaves and twigs at the same time.  I even remember the street name as we drove by since I knew we were getting very close to our turn.

Good news though we got about an inch of rain at home and no damage that we have found so far.

Inside  Work:

This morning I am baking.....2 loaves of Oatmeal Sandwich Bread and a pan of cinnamon rolls.

Our daughter and family are coming down tomorrow to pick up their cats (yes!) that we have been babysitting for three weeks.  I always try to have her at least one loaf of their favorite bread ready.  I might even share the  sweet rolls.........

pics to follow:

Both are done.

This is King Arthur's Toasting and Sandwich Bread.  I doubled the recipe. 

That is the sweet rolls rising in the container to the left.

This recipe is the one from Thibault's Table and originally from Joy of Cooking book.  I made them smaller this time.

I have to fess up.  I have been using flour from an Amish store in Buffalo.  It is in bulk and so much cheaper I am shocked.  They don't carry bread flour, but I have been using l cup of the high gluten flour in the recipes  and their Pollyanna Flour (an unbleached white flour)and all else the same.  I am very happy with the results.  I still believe firmly in King Arthur's flours and will try them again to do a test. 


  1. Although I've never used King Arthur's flours, I know they are rated highly. But also kinda pricey!

    I hate to get caught out on the road in that kind of a storm. Sounds like you drove through near tornado conditions. Glad you didn't have it so severe at home.

    P.S. I'm leaving now to come get one of those cinnamon rolls. ;o)

    1. I wish all of you loyal followers lived close enough to drop by for coffee and whatever. My current neighbors except for the one man, don't do that. In fact, none of the women in this area do that....

  2. Glad you two made it safely back home and had no damages there.

    Your bread and rolls look so yummy. My loaf of oatmeal bread is almost gone and it will be time to make more. My bread has a tan color because of using molasses in it.

    Have a nice evening and a lovely Sunday ~ Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

  3. I need to try molasses next time and see if there is a difference between using it or honey.

    Have a wonderful Sunday. I always enjoy hearing from you.

  4. Would love some of that bread with some butter spread on it. Looks yummy!

    1. We do like this recipe; no whole wheat flour but oatmeal with the other flour. It gives it a nutty better flavor we think.

  5. Glenda,

    OMG, so sorry to hear about the bad weather and damage to the local places.
    Your bread always looks amazing. King Arthur flour is one of the best. I have to agree with Mama Pea, it's a bit pricey. I'll make some coffee and be right over for a cinnamon bun :-)

    1. But sometimes you get what you pay for. I am making a grocery run today and will go back to KA just to check.

      Sent part of the rolls home with daughter but still enough for us to have a coffee and share!

  6. Glenda, the recipe wants raisins or currants and the photo they share doesn't appear to have either of those in the sliced portions visible. Do you use those in yours too?

    1. Never mind - it says those are optional. .. . Pays to read! :)

    2. and pecans! No, my silly family doesn't like any of these additions. I would even add shredded coconut to the filling portion.