Friday, May 6, 2011

5 years down Eternity to go

On a New Years Eve 6 years ago I got asked on a date. That November I was proposed to and 5 years ago today, I got Married!This is our first picture as husband and wife walking out of the Boston Temple.

Here's our close up.
Then our far away with the temple.

Later we had our reception.

Happy Anniversary to my hubby. It's been an adventure and completely worth it. I love you.

Speaking of Adventure, for our 3 year anniversary we went to Ireland. Here we are at the top of Blarney Castle, Ben even kissed the blarney stone.

Here's to many more years of adventure!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Honey Bread

Yesterday I finally did it. I made homemade honey bread!

This is the recipe I used
  • 1 C. milk
  • 1/4 C. honey
  • 1/4 oz. active dry yeast (2 1/2 tsp., 1 package)
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 C.) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 4 C. flour
  • 2 tsp. salt

How to make it

  • In a small saucepan, heat milk with honey, stirring, over low heat until just lukewarm. (It should be warm, but not be uncomfortable to keep your finger in the milk.)
  • Remove pan from heat. Stir in yeast and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.
  • Add butter and yolks, whisking until combined well.
  • Transfer milk mixture to bowl.
  • Gradually add flour and salt, stirring until incorporated. Knead 10-15 minutes.
  • Transfer to lightly oiled large bowl and turn to coat with oil.
  • Let dough rise, covered with plastic wrap, until doubled in bulk (2 hours in warm place, or overnight in refrigerator).
  • Punch down dough, place in loaf pan, and let rise until doubled in bulk.
  • Bake at 400°F for 25-30 minutes.
It turned out delicious. Ben and I had breakfast for dinner and this bread went perfectly with in. Speaking of perfectly I made some honey butter to go with this bread and it was delightful. Now I'm not an expert at honey butter as I just take a little unsalted butter and scoop some honey on top and microwave for 30 seconds and stir. I then refrigerate and its spreadable in as little and 30 minutes. Yum.