Sorry the photo quality is so bad, we have horrible lighting in the house when it becomes dark it´s almost impossible to get a good photo inside. However, I think you get the gist of this....it was yummy and with fresh shrimp and aioli it was a perfect Friday night meal :-)
This morning we had no bread and so I decided to try a recipe that I plan on using at work for Easter. The recipe is in Norwegian and you can find it HERE. I will translate the recipe with google translate for you below:
3 ½ cups water
400 g flour
10 g of sea salt
25 g yeast
100 g wholemeal rye, coarse
some rye flour to sprinkle before cooking
HOW DO YOU (Fine thank you- gotta love the google translation)
Mix all ingredients but save 1/2 cup of water for later. Run the dough in a food processor with eltklo (this would be a dough hook) approx. 4 min at slow speed. Then increase the speed of approx. 7 minutes. Then add the last few drops of water, little bylittle, on the fly.(hahaha, on the fly...sure don´t want anyone catching you doing this...) The dough should be supple and have a glossy finish. Let the dough rest for approx. 1 hour.
Divide the dough into ten topics,(or pieces) and roll into round balls that are then shaped into sausages with a little pointy ends. Use a round stick or the like to create an indentation in the dough over each topic. Please take a meal,(you might be hungry at this point....but I think what Google was trying to say was use some more flour...just guessing) so do not stick stuck in the dough.(again what I think google is saying is so the stick doesn´t get stuck in the dough.) To get a deeper understanding of the topic, which will then be squeezed together a bit. Then push the topic together in the middle and gently twist around so that both ends of the subject is pointing in the same direction. Round caps raised by the recess.(I have no idea what they could mean here but what I did was to roll the dough into sausage rolls and then shape like bunny ears. I then used a knife which I made my indentations with down the middle of the "ears" and then let them raise another half hour) Have plenty of flour under the rolls. Raise the rolls until doubled in size.
When the rolls are done raised you turn them around and put them on a plate lined with baking paper. Sprinkle a little rye flour and bake in center of oven at 220 ° C (approximately 400F) for 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Cool on rack.
My ears aren´t indented as well as in the photo on the recipe but I was pretty close on the shape ;-)
Here is a photo of my dough and then finally my bunny ears....
We discovered a glorious thing this morning.....we brought the leonberger girls out and let the boys have a wiff....and to our delight they smelled them and then turned to us and were more interested in getting a cuddle from us!!! Halleluja, the big girl´s heat is over!!! Or at least on it´s way down, we will continue to watch them but the boys and girls can finally be in the same room again. The only one still in heat is little Jenny but hopefully she will be done soon and then we will just cross our fingers that little Cookie doesn´t get her first heat as soon as the others stop...but nothing will surprise me.
So as we sat around the breakfast table and ate our bunny ears the Leos all took their usual places around the table as well and as usual we had to have a little fun with our dear sweet Nanna....she is just indescribably special. I can´t tell you, you just have to meet her to know...but she wins your affections without even trying!
Jackson can never get enough cuddles.
Those of you who are gardeners or at least have a green thumb...can you recommend any other plants who might do well in my home?? Give me some names and I´ll google them and see if I can find them!
Have a great Saturday everyone. We´re off to take the boys to Hamar for a little socializing and do some grocery shopping. I know...thrilling isn´t it??
Until next time my friends.....