Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Recipe Tuesday

So once you start building up your food storage, what do you do with it? You cook! For all of you who are fans of quick, easy, and fast food are just going to have to start somewhere! It may seem extreme to have hundreds of lbs of flour in your pantry if you only use one bag of flour in a year. The storage is there for you when you don't have the option to get the stores.
1- there is a disaster in your hometown and you are unable to get to the stores for a long period of time.
2-There is a disaster somewhere else and the cost of food skyrockets to a point where you can't afford it.
3- You are faced with unemployment and your family cannot afford the groceries for the time.
Whatever the situation, you should have your own little "grocery store" in your own home.
Lets start with the basics. Even if you aren't a gourmet chef, you know how to make a peanut butter sandwich:) Do you know how to make a loaf of bread from scratch?
I am putting the most simple recipe for white bread that I have. It has simple ingredients that should be in your long term storage. We will do a wheat one later for those of you who have wheat but aren't sure how to use it in your recipes.
Many of you may have great bread recipes that you can share as well. I try to make bread of some sort each week, but that doesn't make me good at it:)

White Bread
2 Cups warm water
1 Tbsp yeast
2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp salt
5-6 cups flour

Add yeast to the water in a large bowl. Let sit for 5 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients. Add flour one cup at a time between mixing.
Knead for 9 min and rise for 40 minutes. Place in a greased loaf pan.You can let rise again for another 30 minutes, but is not vital. Cook at 350 degrees until lightly browned. You can also roll it out thin and use it for a pizza crust.

Now once you have peanut butter, jam, flour, yeast, salt, sugar in your food storage you can live on peanut butter and jam sandwiches for months if you had to:)

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