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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Using Your Food Storage:Challenge #2

When you have food storage it is important to rotate your food. When we use our food storage sometimes our meals become boring or mundane. This is a recipe to use your food storage and make a creative bread, that has the taste of a nutty wheat bread. This is a recipe for pinto bean bread. It is a favorite for my home, and I actually won first place in the Yeast Bread Division at my County Fair.

This recipe also promotes thrift, as it uses the liquids left over after cooking a pot of beans. I also listed the measurement of yeast in teaspoons because I do not buy the packets of yeast. I buy yeast in bulk. Making your own breads is not hard, and will reduce the preservatives in your diet. I have only been baking everything from scratch for a few years and it has become second nature to me. Baking is like anything else, the more practice you have the better you will become.

2 packets yeast(1 packet yeast =2 1/4 tsp.)
1/2 lukewarm water
1/2 cup evap.milk(I often use goat milk or powdered milk)
1 tbsp. salt
6- 7 cups flour
1 1/4 cup water(bean juice:) from making pinto beans
1 cup mashed beans
2 tbsp. shortening
2 tbsp. sugar

Soften yeast in lukewarm water. Warm bean juice on low heat take off heat- add milk, oil, salt, sugar, mashed beans and 2-3 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Add yeast and more flour until dough is easily handled. Knead until smooth(5-10 minutes). Place in greased bowls and let rise until double in bulk. Punch down and let rise again. Shape and place in 2 greased bread pans. Let rise again.

Bake 40-45 min. at 375 F.

Pinto Bean Bread

Rootbeer Bread- I am putting this picture up so you can see that I make bread in round pans too. I like the different shapes and how it changes the feel of a meal!

It is important when preparing for any situation that food brings comfort so do not minimize the need to learn to use your food storage in a variety of ways. It will make all the difference!
(c) Double Nickel Farm


Anonymous said...

You are a great cook Jennifer. I'm sure your family loves all the stuff you cook. The bread looks great. I'll be collecting all your recipes so keep them coming!

Kentucky Preppers Network

Kymber said...

me too please!!!
can we please have the recipe for the rootbeer bread too?

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