Friday, December 9, 2011

Mundle Bread what's that?

I had to make some cookies for a cookie swap I'm participating it tomorrow, soooo I made some mundle bread. 
What's mundle bread? you ask. It looks like biscotti but the recipe is a bit simpler and the dough is wetter and easier to shape!  
I added/changed a few things. I found that you can pour the batter into two thin cookie loaves. Depending on how you cut the loaves you can get anywhere from 30-40 cookies.  The first batch I added some cranberries and then dunked them in melted white chocolate.  The second batch I added chocolate chips. The Third batch chocolate chips and chopped pecans. The fourth batch I added 1/4 c of cocoa powder to the dry ingredients and white chocolate chips. The fifth batch I switched out the vanilla for anise and then dipped those in chocolate. YUM!  (I should start a bakery!)
Here's the base recipe, courtesy of my sister... 

Mundle Bread
mix together till whipped
4 eggs 
1c sugar
add in
1/2c veg oil
1t vanilla
mix together in separate bowl, then add to egg/oil mix
3c flour
2t baking powder
1/2t salt
Spoon onto baking sheet in a long, skinny loaf. Bake at 350 for 25-30 min. Take out and cut, flip them onto sides and put back in for 15 min 
So enjoy and LMK if you make them!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Highs and Lows

I saw this on my friend Rachel's blog and followed the link to  Life Crafts & Whatever I figured I should try a go at this! (not that I think anyone is still reading this blog though)

Ok so we'll start with the Lows of the past week... 

1.  I wasn't able to finish the sweater I was knitting  in the month of November so I didn't get full points for it. (in case you didn't know I play a knitting game on ravelry that's Harry Potter related and totally awesome) I did get about 33% though. 

2. I'm currently working out to get into shape, but this last week I've been really tired and not doing my best. 

3. I thought I could take it easy knit and crochet wise this month.
Not so! My list is growing and growing! 

4. This is starting the hardest month to lose weight.  

So now on to the Highs!
1. A group of gals and I started a study together on Sunday nights while our kids are at AWANAs. We're reading through and discussing Made To Crave.  
We met together about it on Sun and it was great! 

2. I love Christmas music! We set up our tree and have a few presents wrapped under the tree. We'll be adding more as they come in!

3. I did finish a ton of projects in November. Here's a photo that I made it names what class I turned them in for. 
What they all are: (with rav links)
Dyeing, spinning, a WIP bag,
a shawl, mini socks, a baby sweater, fingerless mitts and carding and spinning some fiber.

4. I found the coolest boxes for my cookies for the swap I'm participating in!