Brown Bread Recipe | Oatmeal Molasses | Heavy Dense Bread

This recipe was given to me by my mother, who got it from her mother, who got it from an elderly lady who was in her 70`s, so this recipe is over  100 years old. This recipe is actually a very good recipe if you like dense moist brown bread. Some people refer to it as oatmeal molasses bread which is what it is made out of however; I’ve always just refer to it as brown bread. This is my favorite brown bread recipe. The pictures show how it turns out, it was awesome.

 

Molasses Brown Bread Recipe Very Old
Molasses Brown Bread Recipe Very Old

Recipe:

1.  1 and 1/2 cups of rolled oats(I used quick oats)
2.  2 cups of boiling water
3.  1/2 tblsp of salt
4.  1 tblsp shortening or lard, I used tenderflake and also fluffy before
5.  1 tblsp of yeast (quick acting)
6.  1/2 cup of warm water
7.  1 tsp of sugar
8.  3/4 cup molasses

4-5 cups of flour

Steps:

A. Mix item 1,2,3 and 4 and let stand until luke warm this is the oat mixture.
B. In  a seperate bowl gently stir 5,6,and 7 and let sit, this is the yeast mixture.
C. When  the oat mixture is warm-cool, add the molasses (item 8) and mix well. Do not add when mixture is too hot or it will change the texture and require more flour.
D. Add yeast mixture and stir and one cup of flour and beat well.
E. Keep adding flour in one cup intervals up to 4 or 5 cups. As you get near the end you may need to use your hands to work flour in.
F. Kneed bread for 10 minutes dusting surface with flour if needed. My judgement for when its done, the dough is no longer sticking to my hands. If using a Kitchenaid mixer I knead for 10 min after all flour is in, it should pull away from the sides of the bowl some.
G.  Place bread in a greased bowl and grease the all of dough. Let this rise until it doubles in size (60 min), MAKE SURE YOUR house is WARM if it is not, open your oven door and sit it near that. Or turn the over on 350 for about 1 min and turn it off, the semi warm airless environment is perfect for rising bread just make sure it’s not too close to the top and DON’T leave the oven on.

H. After risen, split into 4 pieces and form into balls and place them in the greased pans. and again let them rise to double the size.( 30-60min)

I. Bake them at 350○ for about 30 -40 minutes.
J. To tell they are done, they should be browned well on top and they should slide out of the pans, use over mitts and take them out of the pans right away to cool.

Jewelry Work Station | About Me

A few people have asked me,where do I work from, a studio, office or if I work from home? Also is there more then one person making the jewelry?  Who are you? Well I am Amanda Mackay
I solely run this website, I built it, I take all the photos myself, I promote the site, I write the blog, I make the jewelry,  I ship and package it. This site and  jewelry/bookmark/accessorie line is by, Me! Now let me correct that, I have had helpers, my step son who is 13 in December has helped me make items, my friends Amy and Holly who are also jewelry makers have also helped. They are my backup if I need help!

Here is my workstation, my dining room:
You can also see my latest quilt in this picture.

Why I started making jewelry? A few year ago I had many problems finding department store jewelry that fit my big ole neck, so I decided to make my own! A friend of mine Murielle Deon got me started and taught me all she knows.  She was my biggest help! I took it from there and taught myself the rest, ventured into stamping, geocaching charms, bookmarks etc.

I live in Yarmouth, NS, I have a boyfriend and 2 step children that I adore, I love making anything myself, cooking, gardening, I love geocaching, photography and anything crafty! My whole family is a creative bunch, my dad is a knife maker, my brother creates chainsaw carvings http://mackaycarvings.com  and my mother who tole paints, creates wreaths, and many other things.

Hidden Treasures Family Restaurant and Farmers Market Scones

Every Saturday, no matter how hard I try I find it impossible to sleep in! Today I got up extra early today, even before my morning glories to go to the market and check on jewelry orders.

My first stop at the market is still usually the chocolate section, then to scones, then maybe veggies and crafts!

I seriously think these scones could go mainstream, they are just awesome, I have tired making my own a few times, they are NEVER the same. I have had people say they look dry, and hard… NOOOOOO far far from it, they have a crust, but the inside is awesome, moist and like a flaky pastry… I wish they had a delivery service because I would order one right now. My favorite by far now is the carrot cake scone, pizza scone, onion/bacon  and pineapple coconut! If you live in Yarmouth, and you have never tried a scone from the market (or Hilltop Cottage Farms), TRY ONE.  Actually I think you should travel here just to try scones! They are awesome!

Speaking of good food in Yarmouth, NS, take the 10 minute drive out to Port Maitland and try the new Restaurant there Hidden Treasures Family Restaurant, the building used to be the old Yarmouth candy factory I am told. Inside is very neat and clean, the service is FAST, the menu prices INCLUDE TAX, the portions are large, the food is awesome!!! I am not one to go out to eat a lot, one because of the price, two I am not a fan of deep fried things. I heard people raving about how good the prices were and food and I had to go see for myself!

I had the stir-fry on rice, and a can of Diet Pepsi, wow. It came with garlic bread and everything was cooked to perfection! My total bill was $ 11.45 🙂 For how full I was and how good the food was, it was a great deal!

Here is their facebook group for daily specials:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/hiddentreasuresfamilyrestaurant/

Here is their menu as of September 2011:
HIDDEN TREASURE’S FAMILY RESTAURANT

APPETIZERS
Onions Scoops with dipping sauce…………………………………………….$4.25
Zucchini Wedges with dipping sauce…………………………………………..$3.95
Deep Fried Mushrooms with sour cream………………………………………$4.50
Onion Rings………………………………………………………………………$4.50
Mozza Sticks with sour cream (6)………………………………………………..$4.95
Garlic Bread………..$2.95 w/cheese……………………………………….….$3.75

SALADS
Garden Salad…………$5.50 Golden Treasure Salad……$5.95
Baby Spinach…………$5.95
Greek………………….$5.95 Chef……………… …..$7.95
Caesar…………………$5.95

SOUP OF THE DAY SEAFOOD CHOWDER
Cup…….$3.95 Cup………….$5.95
Bowl……$4.95 Bowl…………$7.95

SANDWICHES OR WRAPS (White or Whole Wheat)

Sliced Chicken….$4.25 Cold lobster…….$8.95
Egg Salad………..$3.00 Tuna Salad…….$3.95
Veggie…………..$3.25 Rueben………..$6.95
3 Decker Club…$7.95 B.L.T……………$3.75 Western…………$3.75

HOT SANDWICHES
Hot Chicken Sandwich choice of fries, mash, or rice………………………..…….$8.50
Hot Hamburg Sandwich choice of fries, mash, or rice……………………….……$7.95

BURGERS & ROLLS
Hamburger…$3.25 Cheeseburger……$3.75 BaconCheeseburger..$4.25
Jackburger………$4.25 Hot Dog…………$1.75 Cheese and bacon hot dog……..$2.75
Chickenburger……..$4.95 Chicken and asparagus roll…….$4.50
Fishburger….……..$5.50 Clamburger………………….….$7.95
Scallop burger…….$6.95 Cold Lobster Roll………………$7.95
MAKE ANY SANDWICH, WRAP OR BURGER INTO A PLATTER……………..$2.00 EXTRA

SIDE ORDERS

Fries (Fresh Cut)……….Sm..$2.50………………………………………..…..Lg. $3.25
Poutine………………….Sm..$3.95……………………………………….…..Lg. $4.95
Hamb Poutine………………………………………………………………………$4.95
Chicken Poutine…………………………………………………………………….$4.95
Lobster Poutine…………………………………………………………………….$10.95
Fried Onions & Mushrooms in garlic butter………………………………….…..$3.50
Rice Pilaf………….$2.95 ……………… Mashed potato & veg.$2.95
Cole Slaw…………$1.75 ……………… Potato Salad………….$2.50

SEAFOOD DINNERS

Best of the Sea (Lobster, Scallops & Bar Clams) served in cream or butter……… $19.95
Fish (haddock) Sm………$7.95…………………………………………………Lg. $10.95
Clams…………………Sm ..…$9.95……………………………………………Lg. $12.95
Scallops………………Sm…$10.95………………………………………………Lg. $13.95
Shrimp………………Sm…$9.95……………………………………………….Lg. $12.95
Combo’s any 2……..Sm..$11.95……………………………………………..…Lg. $14.95
Seafood Platter (Haddock, clams, scallops and Shrimp)
$18.95……………with lobster……..$22.95
Small Seafood Platter (Haddock. Scallops, clams and Shrimp)…………………$14.95
Hot Lobster Sandwich………………………………………………………..……$16.95
Hot Lobster Roll…………………………………………………………………….$14.95
Salmon W/Dill or Citrus Sauce………………………………………………..…$12.95
ALL DINNERS INCLUDE ROLL, CHOICE OF FRIES, MASH, RICE OR SIDE SALAD AND VEG.
Fish Cakes…………2/$5.95 …….3/$7.95

ENTRÉE’S
Chicken Parmigiana with spaghetti….$9.95
Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Breast………………………………………………….$13.50
Grilled Chicken over rice and veggies………………………………………….…$12.95
Pork Chops ………..1 $8.95……………………………………………….2….…$11.95
Liver, Bacon & Onions…………………………………………………………….$7.95
Hamburg Steak with onions & mushrooms……………………………………..$8.95
Rappie Pie with brown bread………………..$8.50
Stir Fry’s over white or wild rice.
Chicken…..$9.95 Scallop…$11.95
Veggie……$8.95 Shrimp…$10.95

SEAFOOD AND VEGGIE LOW FAT COOKING
Garden Fettuccini……………………..$8.95
Garlic Shrimp over pasta……………..$10.95
Greek Chicken and pasta……………..$10.50

CHILDREN’S MENU
Hot Dog & Fries Burger and Fries
Grill Cheese & Fries 1 pc Fish & Fries
6 Nuggets & Fries
Meal includes, juice or milk and ice cream……….$4.95

DESSERTS
Diabetic………….$2.95
Regular Desserts
Assorted Pies…………..$3.50 Bread Pudding………….$3.25
Cheesecake…………….$4.50 Ice Cream………………..$2.25
Cream Puff……………….$2.50

BEVERAGES
Hot Beverages………..$1.50…………..Soft Drink & Juice………………$1.50
Floats…………………$2.75…………..Herbal Tea……………………….$1.75

Also I finally finished my first and only super strong beaded lanyard. Hard to get a good picture of it but here is the result:

Farmers Market Yarmouth NS|Local Yarmouth Produce and Baked Goods

I LOVE the new location(down by the colony in Yarmouth NS) and look of the Yarmouth Farmers Market! I love handmade items, and fresh produce and fresh baked goods. My favorite thing at the Yarmouth Market: Fresh peas in the pod,  pizza scones(by Natalie Landry) are amazing, Mike loves the fresh soft pretzles and my new favorite the crepes!  There is so so much more at the market then just food! There are knitted goods, wood work, wine, and much more!

PS TRY THE SCONES. They are worth every penny!

Here are some pictures I took the last weekend I was there:
This is the view as you walk into the market, such a beautiful description of a community market in painting format! LOVE this.

This is one of my favorite bakers at the market! This is Sue Morely, her and her husband make a lot of English baked goods, pies, cakes, gluten free and sugar free items. They are all just awesome, I have tried many of them!

These are Carino Confections homemade chocolates. They are absolutely delicious! My favorite is the caramel and nut patties!

Fresh Crepes! Yep! These are also awesome, fresh crepes made to order with fresh fruit and creme, YUM.  Another of my favorites at the market. Just to show the inside of this building, notice the stone walls, I love the building!

I love the look of this booth, fresh veggies and wood, Bully Goth Farm is one of the many veggie stands at the market!

Is this a boot, made into a bird house you ask? YEP! I thought this was such a cool idea. I love anything that is reusing items or turning what some would call garbage into THIS. Awesome! A boot birdhouse. Love it!

Overall I love the market, to any vendor I didn’t get images of, don’t feel left out, I took a lot of pictures that didn’t come out! The market is again this Saturday right beside the Rodd Colony Hotel. It does not cost to get into the market!

PS: if anyone has the contact info for any of the vendor mentioned, please let me know and I will update it!

Spaghetti & Cupcakes!

Goodies Opening in Yarmouth
There is a new bakery opening shortly in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, my good friend Lena came over for supper and brought me some of her AMAZING cupcakes. Her bakery Goodies, will be located behind CIBC where the old Shine Factory was located! http://www.lenasdesignercakes.com/ Visit her website and go visit her shop once it is open!

Spaghetti Recipe
One in a while I will make a huge batch of spaghetti to freeze for suppers during the week, tonight I made a huge batch with leftover veggies and fresh herbs! In this batch I tried adding Celery and Carrots, along with my normal Green and Yellow Peppers and mushrooms and it turned out AWESOME! I have tired some odd combinations like spaghetti sauce with pineapple was interesting!

Spaghetti Sauce Celery Carrot Peppers Mushroom Hamburg