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Hey guys! Sorry for not updating for a really long time, but something else has come up.

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I’m starting a restaurant! and as I try out recipes for the kitchen, I’ll post them here. But until then, this place will probably not be as active as you or I want it to be.

Sorry!

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Oatmeal Bread

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After I had baked my first loaf of bread, I started seeing something on all the recipes and directions for baking bread

Do not be afraid”

Well, I’m not sure if it is because I hadn’t seen that before I started baking or not, but I had never been afraid of bread, yeast or otherwise. I like to think of yeast as a friend, but that’s just me.

Anyway, Today I made up my very first bread recipe! And for the debut of Cooking in College I present to you:

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Oatmeal Bread

What you Need:

2 C oatmeal

1.5 C boiling milk

2Tbl Yeast

1C Warm water (Not hot, otherwise you’ll kill the yeast)

1/3C  sugar

2Tbl Cinnamon

1Tbl allspice

1Tbl molasses

5C flour (I used whole wheat)

3Tbl Honey

Additional fistful of oats

What You Do:

Preheat your oven to 350 Degrees F

Combine Warm Water, Yeast, Sugar in a bowl. Stir with fork to mix and let stand for ten minuets

Combine Boiling Milk and Oatmeal in another bowl and let stand until the mixture has cooled enough that you can add the yeast without worrying about killing it.

Add Cinnamon, Allspice, Molasses and combine.

Add flour one cup at a time until dough becomes solid enough to kneed.

Kneed dough for five minutes, then set aside in clean bowl until double in size (about two hours)

Punch dough down and place in well oiled bread pan.

Microwave the honey for about 15 seconds, then brush on top of the loaf.

Sprinkle fistful of oatmeal over the top of the bread.

Bake in oven for 50-60 minutes.

When bread is finished baking, remove it from the pan and let cool for about 15 minutes.

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See? That wasn’t so hard. No need to be afraid!

This bread is amazing. I went to give my Boyfriend a bite, and was actually glad that I could not find him. Oh well, he’ll get some later.

Final step you guys! Butter liberally and enjoy.

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My, My, What do We have Here?

First post in a new blog! It’s exciting! Kind of like opening up a new book  (or an old one for that matter) And taking a big wiff of the pages. Except if I were to take a such a large breath over my desk there would be a lot of crumbs in my nose. And that is not a pleasent experience.  So let’s get right doen to it! 

 

My name is Michael Phillips, and I currently attend The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. I live with 4 of my friends on campus, but with all of our signifigant others that practically live with us, we get crowded really quickly.  But everyone gets along. 

One of the best things about the on campus apartments is the kitchen that comes with them. It’s great to be able to eat my own food again instead of what they food us when we’re first years in the Greenery, our Cafeteria. 

I was pretty much raised in the kitchen. I’ve spent the vast majority of my life with my grandmother, and in her kitchen, and I’ve been helping her bake since I could walk. (even though all the help I was then was to like the spoons and bowls clean. It was still Ok by me.) Now I do much more than bake. I spend most of my time in the kitchen here, as two at least two of my roommates. Things can get messy 🙂 

Right now I’m in a class that allows me to make the buisness plans I need to open my own restaurant, and this blog will help me condence my ideas, but the main reason for creating this blog was to spread my creations around the web and get some feedback. 

Anyway, I want to thank all me future and currant readers right now, and hope that you’ll stick with me on this journey.