September 6th, 2007

Brown bread

Hi. I'm new and wanted to share my grandma's brown bread recipe. Cheers.

Good for sandwiches, but also really delicious toasted, with earth balance whipped buttery spread.

Grandma Dahlin's Shredded Wheat Brown Bread (2 loaves)

Mix 2 cups hot water with 3 crumpled Shredded Wheat biscuits.
Dissolve 1 yeast cake (1 yeast packet) w/ 1/4 cup warm water.
Combine the above and add;
1/2 cup dark molasses
3 Tbl. oil ( I use canola)
1 teas. salt

While mixing (preferably with dough hook), gradually add 5-6 cups of flour to the right consistency,(slightly sticky).
Let rise in bowl. Divide into 2 loaves,
Lightly knead on floured surface, place in greased pans and let rise again (2nd rising is optional, but produces lighter bread.)
Bake at 400 degrees for 1st 10 minutes.
Reduce to 350 degrees for 2nd 10 minutes
Reduce to 250 degrees for rest of baking.
Total baking time should be approximately 1 hour.
Remove loaves from pans, turning upside down on wire rack.

Potluck & Soysauge

Hi. I'm new and am actually not vegan. However, I came here because I plan to try some vegan cooking/baking for the first time ever. So yeah, pretty new to all of this.

I'm participating in a local DIY fest here and I originally volunteered to provided baked goods. Vegan isn't required but desired, so I figured why not. Can try something new for myself. I also asked if they would like anything else other than sweets and desserts and I found out they are basically open to anything.

So I guess my question is--if you were going to a vegan potluck, what would YOU make and bring? I really have no idea since I have never done vegan cooking or attended a vegan potluck. It's something that starts in the early afternoon to the late night, so anything from desserts, snacks, lunch meals, dinners, etc. So far I've only got the sweet stuff--vegan cookies and maybe a vegan peach or apple cobbler.

Also, I went to a regional burning fest two months ago and an acquaintance fed me some "soysauge" (which I found to be delicious). Unfortunately, I didn't get his contact info so I can't ask him what's up or HOW DO YOU MAKE THAT AWESOME SOYSAUGE? Does anyone have any recipes on how to make soysauge? Or can you buy it in the grocery store?

And if along with your potluck ideas, feel free to provide any recipes. I would greatly appreciate it either way!

If this is in any way breaking the community rules, my apologies. I will gladly delete it if it is a problem.

Thanks so much guys!
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