Posts tagged my mom
Posts tagged my mom
I don’t have the recipe that we followed but we made the dough the night before that involved a combination of yeast, flour, sugar and eggs… maybe? I can’t remember. And then we let the dough rise in the fridge overnight.
I then woke up way too early on a Saturday, and found my mother in the kitchen rolling out the first loaf of bread. We spooned out melted butter and cinnamon and sugar, and then added crushed walnuts and dates. After that the dough was ready to be rolled up, sliced and then put in the oven (off) to rise for another couple of hours.
We turned the oven on at the beginning of our family brunch and both my mom and I forgot about it. One of the loaves got a little too much lovin’ from the oven. And we forgot the egg-wash and left out the almond flavored sugar glaze… and it was all very typical to the baking experience that started with a floury mess. But all was well. I’m really glad I got to share that time with my mom. I also got some of her old cookie recipes that I can’t wait to try out. I did get to enjoy my Mamma’s Bread for the following week as breakfast, snack and dessert.
Thanks Mom. Love you.
Happy Vacation to me! Yes, I mentioned that I already went away for a bit but then came back. I was in Jersey for my annual mother’s side of the family vacation/reunion (pictured above is a fantastic breakfast that my mom put on). But now I’m actually on MY vacation. 3 and a half weeks where I don’t need to set foot inside my school (with the exception of having to go in for a day to clean up my art room and set up for next school year). I don’t have plans to go anywhere special, but I will have my niece for a week again, for Camp Cora, which I am VERY excited about. She’s twelve now, almost my height and we can share the same bathing suits (which is crazy).
A lot of people have been talking about how summer is ending. Well, this is my summer break so summer is just beginning (again). I have time to rest, get things done, read, run, visit, maybe some day trips, and of course, bake.
My vacation baking goals are the following (not necessarily new, but things I want to accomplish during my break):
When someone clicks on the “Question/Comment” button, only I see it unless I want to respond publish it, like I’m doing right now.
I love the Rachel Ray quote.
Love you, Cora
(I sent my mom a link to my blog for the first time)