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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Making some Kifle

I love making bread. I know that it makes some people nervous working with yeast but it doesn't have to be scary. It's all about getting the water or milk the right temperature; not too cold and not too hot but somewhere in between. I love making Kifle. Kifle are basically a croissant made with a yeast dough. It can be filled with jam, left plain or filled with cream cheese. I love using cream cheese as my filling but I didn't have any at home.

I have many recipes for kifle and am always on the look out for one I could call my favourite. I think this one is it. You can find the recipe here. I did make a few minor changes, the sugar from 3/4 cup to 1/4 plus 1 tbsp. used in the yeast mixture.

I also used an egg wash that I brushed on top ( beat 1 egg with 1 tbsp. water) and I also sprinkled some coarse salt on top. This was all done before baking.

Here are a few of my photos. I didn't take the time to photograph each step but you can see those steps here. Good luck and enjoy:)

Lunch Time:)

This was lunch today for the girls! They loved it. I was on Pinterest and I thought the girls would love it. How fun:) The egg whites did run out from under the peppers but I think that`s because I tried to squish three large pepper rings into a small skillet. No problem though, I just scooped out the egg whites that ran out and gobbled them up:)

The Worm

By Ralph Bergengren 1871–1947 Ralph Bergengren
When the earth is turned in spring
The worms are fat as anything.
And birds come flying all around
To eat the worms right off the ground.
They like the worms just as much as I
Like bread and milk and apple pie.
And once, when I was very young,
I put a worm right on my tongue.
I didn't like the taste a bit,
And so I didn't swallow it.
But oh, it makes my Mother squirm
Because she thinks I ate that worm!

The girls have been out all day today! It is March Break for them so they have been spending as much time as they can outdoors. Our backyard is still a wreck but that is our project this year. This week has been really nice. The weather is beautiful for this time of year and the girls were out on a worm hunt. They found plenty and even made the worms a home. I remember being a child and doing these exact same things with my sisters!

Here are a couple of photos of the worms' home! Not bad eh? My girls have quite an imagination:)

When someone gives you lemons.... make lemony things:)

I love lemons. I love lemonade, lemon meringue pie, lemon bars, lemon poppy seed loaf and just about anything made out of lemons:) We brought home some lemons from Cali and we made fresh lemonade right away and then some lemon poppy seed loaf. YUM! Since there were still so many lemons left over I sliced up enough to line a large cookie sheet and the stuck it in the freezer. What can be more refreshing then cold water with lemon slices when it's hot out?  The girls keep talking about setting up a lemonade stand outside this summer so I'm so glad I came across this on Pinterest. I'll have to add it to my list of things to do:)

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