This is one of the most difficult times of the year in terms of time- management and demands on your time, isn't it? Yet, it's important to remember to treat yourself while you're addressing all of your family and friends' needs.
Here's an easy recipe for your breadmaker to do--for YOU..
Make yourself a nice comfort bread--just a little demi-loaf-sized.
(makes 1 demi-loaf in the breadmaker)
Set up and prep your breadmaker container with a little spray oil.
Combine the following ingredients together:
¼ cup (½ stick) butter, melted
¼ cup pure cane sugar
2 egg yolks
Add- ½ cup warm milk (temp betw. 90-110 degrees)
½ cup golden raisins
Put the above mixture as the first layer in the bread maker.
Next, add 2 cups of flour (bread flour or all purpose flour) as the next layer.
Make a well in the middle of the flour, add:
¼ tsp of Bread Machine or Rapid-rising yeast (check the date to make sure it's fresh!)
Here's a picture with your layers and well in the breadmaker.
Start the breadmaker on the “Sweet” bread setting (2h 50 min) or you can use the “Basic” setting (3 h) and use Light or Medium crust.
This makes a very dense, small loaf. 1 slice is substantive especially topped with fresh sweet butter or Farmers cheese or cream cheese-- (and a better choice than a bagel in terms of carb count!)
And, in case you need reminding--did you plant an Amaryllis bulb or two? Maybe you still have your bulbs in the garage from last year- or you've bought some new bulbs? In any case, if you re-pot and water now, in about 3-4 weeks--when the snow is really flying--these blossoms will be there to greet you!