Friday, March 27, 2009

Fingerprint Friday { bread }

"Then Jesus declared, 'I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.'"
John 6:35

Bread is such a basic food, and has long been considered a staple food (until Atkins and South Beach came along!)

That's what Jesus is saying here - He is THE staple of life, you will be permanently filled when you invite Him in. You won't have to start looking elsewhere for more another day.

This recipe is extremely easy, does not require kneading... but you still get that yummy fresh bread smell & that cozy feeling that you've made something good.

Buttermilk Rolls

4 c. flour (you can substitute whole wheat if you like - I did for the rolls above)
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 Tbsp. active dry yeast (or one yeast packet)
3 Tbsp. honey (or sugar)
2 Tbsp. olive oil (or melted butter)
2 c. buttermilk (or try this substitute), warmed to 120-130° (no colder, no hotter)

Place 2 c. of the flour, and the next 3 ingredients in mixing bowl. Add the honey & olive oil, then begin to slowly add the milk while stirring (or mixing on low with an electric mixer) until all the milk is incorporated. Gradually stir in the remaining flour, mix until well-blended.

Scrape dough into a ball in the bottom of the bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and let rise for about 30 minutes (until it has doubled in size (approximately).

Generously dust a large cutting board (or clean countertop) with flour. Turn the dough out, add some more flour. Pat it into a long French-Bread-loaf-type shape. Spray a sharp knife with non-stick spray, then use it to cut dough into 24 equal pieces.

Place pieces in muffin pans sprayed with non-stick spray. Cover again with kitchen towels for another 30 minutes. Remove towels, carefully slide pans into the oven and bake @ 425° for 15-20 minutes until golden.

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There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:
I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know its true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them? Here's how to join in:

1. Blog with your interpretation of God's fingerprints.

2. Be sure to link so others can find the entire list of participants! Go over to PamperingBeki's blog to add your link to the list of participants.


Anna said...

...and I'll be making these tonight! I made some muffins last weekend and they came out looking like oatmeal Smurf hats! Hopefully I'll do better with the rolls hehehe Love you!

artsyclay said...

Those look sooo good! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for always sharing your lovely recipies! This is a beautiful post that has reminded me, once again, what is really important. Thank you. :)

Rosebud Collection said...

What a wonderful recipe..and you are not kidding.."the staple of life"..I enjoy making bread..something so happy about it.

Beadin By The Sea said...

Thanks for what looks like a great recipe and a wonderful reminder that we need Jesus to sustain us each and every day!

PiaTillys Boutique said...

LOVE todays post, and that recipe...yummy! I love the smell and the digging in part of freshly baked bread! Thanks!

PamperingBeki said...

Amen to that.

I LOVE where you took this post, Rebekah.