Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Pompanoosuc bread.  This is a new one for me.
I bought some pompanoosuc porridge from King Arthur flour.  It is really good.  It's a combination of stone cut oats, whole wheat bulgur and flax seed.  We have been enjoying it for breakfast with lots of fruit.

I found this recipe for bread which uses cooked pompanoosuc. 

1 cup lukewarm water

2 tablespoons softened butter

2 tablespoons honey
1 cup cooked pompanoosuc porridge mix
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups unbleached bread flour

2 teaspoons instant yeast

1 teaspoon salt

Knead until you have a smooth dough.  Place in a buttered bowl, cover and let it rise for 1-1/2 hours until doubled. Form it into a loaf and let it rise for another 45 minutes.  Bake it at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  Cool on a rack.

This is really good bread.  It is excellent toasted and spread with peanut butter.

This just makes really good toast with anything on it.

It is about a gazillion degrees below zero today so I got up early and made 50 quarts of chicken chili for the shelter. Here is the recipe:  http://octoberfarm.blogspot.com/search?q=chicken+chili    They are setting up tents to shelter more guys during this extended cold spell we are having. I worry so much about all of them with this terribly cold weather.