Thursday, October 7, 2010

Make due

When you can't do it the normal way, you make due with what you Do have

The kitchen outlets are still turned off, as the backsplash tile isn't completely finished yet. So when I went to plug in the mixer when making great grandma some pogacha, I had to find an alternative. The dining room had the nearest working outlet. Sure, the mixer had to sit on the ground, but it did the job just fine.

I really like the way Angela described the way to put the ingredients together for the pogacha, but a few of the measurements were off a little, so I'm reposting it here -with the changes- on my blog (also, so I can easily find it in the future)

Micah's Pogacha

Soak 1 cup white raisins in warm water
Soften 5 tsp yeast in 1/2 c warm water

Add the following ingredients, in the order listed, into a 4 c measuring cup:

1 c boiling water
1/4 c shortening
1/2 c sugar
2 t salt
1/2 c milk
3/4 t lemon extract -- 0.75 teaspoons... not 3-4 teaspoons... which is what I did... oops!
If you don't have lemon extract, you can substitute with lemon juice
4 drops yellow food color

Next step:
  • Get out two bowls and 4 eggs.
  • Stand by the sink
  • Crack first egg, drop white into sink and the yolk into Bowl #1.
  • Repeat with egg 2.
  • For third egg, drop yolk into Bowl #1 and white into Bowl #2.
  • For fourth egg, crack entire thing (egg and yolk) into Bowl #1.
  • Take 2 T from Bowl #1 and add it to Bowl #2.
Add contents of bowl #1 into the 4 c measuring cup
Set bowl #2 aside (will be used later on to brush top of loaves)

Add warm water to the above mixture to make a total of 3 c

Add yeast (with its water) to the above mixture. Add 3 c flour. Add about 3 c more until dough is soft and holds together. Knead 3-4 minutes in Bosch or other mixer.

Add raisin (without its water), and stir gently until mixed. Cover and let rise til double.

Form into 2 round loaves in sprayed pie pans. Let rise again. Brush top with contents of bowl #2. Split top in thirds using sharp knife.

Bake 20 minutes at 375. Then bake 20 more minutes at 350.

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