Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ummm... So what do I do now?

Hubby thinks it's time to start making Christmas cookies. Now, I don't disagree. His butter cookies improve with age and it certainly will save time later. Except...

Except that letting Hubby into the kitchen is sometimes disastrous, and tonight was no exception. After all was said and done, we ended up with two beautiful batches of butter cookies and a bowl full of 4 1/2 cups bread flour and 1 1/2 cups sugar*. Yep, bread flour. Can't use bread flour for cookies!

So, the question is, what do I do with a bowl full of bread flour and sugar? My first thought was to make challah, since that is a fairly sweet bread, but there is enough suger mixed with the flour to make EIGHT loaves of challah, following the recipe in the Joy of Cooking. I don't need that many.

Any suggestions?

*In his defense, last Christmas, there was only one tub of flour on the counter. Now there are two, one bread flour and the other all-purpose. Since they aren't labeled, they both just look like flour, as he so aptly put it. And he is a great cook.

8 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Bring it with you at Thanksgiving and I'll exchange you for the ingredients. If I divide it into three, I can use it in mom's bread recipe.

Belkycita said...

LOL!!!
You guys are too cute!
Make some Challah, it makes amazing french toast :-)

Bethany said...

My vote would be for the 8 loaves of Challah and then freeze it for a moment that you don't have time to make bread ... or a ward potluck or something.

Inklings said...

Plus, he DOES cook. :0)

Hyjeauq said...

Your hubby does cook good.

Oh, and see what happens when you assume unlabeled things are known to be what they are? ;P

Valorosa said...

What happens if you use bread flour for the cookies will they be that bad? He could make bread flour Thanksgiving shapes ??? LOL

Might be fun to experiment.

Jenny said...

I just found your blog on Raya's. I didn't know you had one. haha. That sounds alot like what happens when Mike cooks. I guess we can count it as a blessing that they can and DO cook though, right?

Delirious said...

My sister lives in Ireland, and she posted a recipe for Irish soda bread on her blog. I thought you might be interested. Here is the link to her post.

http://irishjigs.blogspot.com/2010/02/irish-soda-bread.html