Thursday, May 24, 2012

Bread & Oil & Beer!!


1 packet dry (or 2 1/1 tsp)
Warm Water
2 cups
1 Tablespoon
4 cups
2 teaspoons
Rosemary (fresh)
1-2 teaspoons
Olive Oil, Corn Meal, Butter, Rosemary (fresh)


Combine 2 cups warm water and 1 Tablespoon sugar.
Add 1 packet of dry yeast.
Add 4 cups flour, 2 teaspoons salt, and 2 teaspoons rosemary.
Stir until blended.  Do NOT knead.
Cover and let rise for 1 hour (or until double in size).

Put shortening or oil on hands.
Remove dough and separate into 2 pieces.
Shape each piece into a round configuration and place on lightly oiled cookie sheet.
Sprinkle each round of dough with corn meal.
Cover and let rise for 1 hour.

Brush each round with melted butter and lightly sprinkle with fresh rosemary and sea salt.

Bake at 425 for 10 minutes.
Reduce heat to 375 and bake for 15 minutes.

Rosemary (fresh)
2 Tablespoons
Basil (fresh)
1 Tablespoon
1 teaspoon
Black Pepper
1/2 teaspoon
2 cloves chopped
Exa Virgin Olive Oil
8 ounces

Combine all ingredients (except olive oil) into a chopper and chop.
Add ingredients to 8 ounces of olive oil.


As we have all come to find out, our class enjoys the occasional adult beverage.  Each day we have enjoyed the uniquely different tastes from around our area!  Unfortunately I didn’t get to detailed into the beer or its preperation.  Most of us probably do not know how to brew beer, and honestly, I am no professional at it.  Like I had mentioned in class, this was my very first batch, but with all the positive reinforcement I see no reason to stop here.   But why should I hold all the secrets myself?  Attached is the link to the Mr. Beer website, a great place to begin brewing yourself.  It was super easy considering all that is needed is some patience!  Just please don’t go with the minimum days required……

All in all, we had a great time this spring term and learned many valuable and practical skills!  Perhaps self-sustainability is attainable for me! 

Thanks Robyn and Kate for a great ending to many of our final days of school and may we all continue to value our meals with such passions has was shown this week!

1 comment:

  1. The funny thing is that we made so much fun of Keith for the way he printed his recipe, and yet look at the different twenty colors zach used in his first recipe... ironic.
    This class has really been fun, not only in terms of hanging out together everyday sharing experiences, but the cooking was amazing. You can really learn a lot from the food a person makes. each one of us has some reason why they make that specific dish and everybody was eager to share those experiences. Cool class.