Thursday, 23 December 2010

4 beeswax Jesuses and a monster bread roll!

This December has been full of days in with the kids and occasionally the Grandmothers.
Here is Kiki playing dolls with her great grandmother.
I have found an amazing JO bread recipe. Uncle Willem, I think you will like this one.
Make a basic bread dough with 1kg of bread flour, 2 tbsp salt (I used half the salt), 625ml warm water, 2 tbsp sugar and 3 packets of yeast. Or use whatever basic bread recipe you like.
Make dough, knead until smooth, place in oiled bowl and leave to rise (about an hour).
Then the fun part, roll out to a metre long by about 20 cm wide.
Fill with what you like. Here I used parma ham, three types of cheeses, tomatoes and black pepper. Last time I used roasted lamb, spread the dough with mint sauce and mustard, cheese and tomatoes yummy! roll over and form into a ring and leave to rise until doubled in size.
Then bake 180 oC for about 35 minutes. The boys always flock to the kitchen when it comes out the oven.
Should feed about 12 - at least! It tastes delicious just out the oven but also the next day when the flavours have developed even more.
Since it is Jesus' birthday soon we decided to make beeswax Jesuses. Making them in front of the fire helped to soften the wax.
Kiki needed a little help with her Jesus which she has insisted is a girl :) Only 2 more sleeps!


Jen said...

How beautiful! I loved the picture with Grandma playing dolls :) The joy in her eyes is priceless!

And my hubby would go nuts over that bread - I will have to try to make it for him. Love the besswax figures, as well! Merry xmas!

Tan Family said...

Love the little walnut shells and beeswax. Merry Christmas!