Rustic Spanish Bread

Bread, Buns, Baked, Food, Carbohydrates

Pam made a number of her Rustic Spanish Bread Loaves today and we are now waiting for it to cool down sufficiently to taste it. It sure looks good and if the taste is anything like the looks it should be fabulous. I am seriously thinking of making some dipping oil to use with the bread. Here is the recipe which she used to make her bread. If nothing else, it should go well with this day’s meal of spaghetti and meat balls.


2 3/4 cups water
5 teaspoons or 2 packs of active dry yeast
7 cups (2 pounds, 2 1/2 ounces) of bread flour (You can substitute all purpose flour; reduce water to 2 1/2 cups)
1 tbsp of salt

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1/4 cup olive oil, preferably extra virgin


Sprinkle the yeast over slightly warm (95 level ) water in a small bowl or measuring cup. Gently stir it gently followed by allowing the mixture sit for about 10 minutes.

Measure out your flour and put it in a bowl of a kitchen mixer with a dough hook attached. If making by hand, put the flour in a large mixing bowl.

Turn on the mixer, add salt into the flour, and allow the dough to mix well. Slowly drizzle the olive oil to the flour as the mixer is running.

Slowly drizzle in the yeast and water mixture, allowing the dough to knead from the machine for four minutes.

If making the dough by hand, combine the flour with the yeast and water mixture using a wooden spoon, then turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for five minutes.

After kneading, you should have a smooth, springy like dough that bounces back lightly when pressed with your finger.

Cover the dough while in the bowl with a piece of waxed paper that has been sprayed with cooking spray using a kitchen towel.

Form the dough into two equal-size balls, and place on a 15-inch baking sheet.

Cover the loaves again with waxed paper and a kitchen towel, and let rise another time for 20-25 minutes or until doubled.

Bake 5 minutes longer for a crisper crust.

An Ideal Bedroom

Bedroom, Architectural, Interior

Bored of your dreary bedroom setting? Want something which better reflects your personality? The bedroom is your private space; a place not only where you sleep and keep your personal items, but also a place to generate ideas. A place so close to the heart, it deserves to be designed based on your tastes and character, learn this here now.

We spend most of the day outside our house, so we often forget about shifting our bedroom. However, bear in mind that the bedroom is like our refuge after a long, hectic day. An organised and tidy room can help us to think clearly and relax after the stress of work. Oak bedroom furniture adds up to the beauty of your bedroom and is durable, sure to last a long time.

Before you start working on your bedroom though, here are some of the ideas which might go with your personality.

Bold and Beautiful

When you enter in somebody’s room, the first thing that catches your attention is likely the colour scheme. If you are in your twenties, you might have already looked for color plot inspiration and came back disappointed. Many home décor websites suggest on keeping the colour of bedroom uniform; using a simple, monochrome theme. However, if you are more extroverted or an adventuresome individual, this might not fit your style. Play with the colors and considering making a color contrast to complement your bamboo bedroom. If you have already planned to get an oak bedside table and walnut wardrobe, considering choosing a colour palette that matches the bedding and curtains.

Serene and Calm Shelter

This is something for those men and women who have a more serene and introverted nature. In contrary to the colourful theme of bedroom which work for more extroverted individuals, a more neutral color scheme can be magic for you. One thing which we will need to clear is that sombre isn’t equal to tranquillity. It doesn’t imply that you can not do something bold with neutral colour. It’s all about developing a perfect ambiance for your bedroom.

After all, you want something to resemble to your character, not someone else’s.

So, you are someone who enjoys watching movies and have film posters hanging on your bedroom walls. However, this is merely a simple way to express your love for theatre. You can could set a corner area with a few necessary items of oak bedroom furniture. This might be decorated with any other piece of art to highlight your love of film. You can also invite your friends for movie night and have them respect your collection of films organised in your oak TV unit.

Book Lover Corner

The whole idea is not about displaying the things you have interest in but creating an area for you where you can enjoy and relax. Book reading is an addiction to a folks, so why not build a space to enjoy your reading time. A space organised for your reading with an oak bookcase to organise your magazines and books and proper lighting is your way to go. Your list of bamboo bedroom furniture must include bookcase and coffee table for this purpose.

Now it’s up to you to decide how you want to decorate your area to creatively show off your passions.