First off: Â have you guys seen the new Knitcircus yet? Â I swear, each issue is better than the last, and it’s not just because I work on them. Â I especially love the Komeeta mitts, the Confection hat (great holiday gift idea I think), French Roast, and the Verona cardi. Â But all the patterns are fabulous.
Second, I promised on twitter to post the recipe for the maple buttermilk bread. Â I’m thoroughly embarrassed to realize that I did so on the 4th of November, and it’s taken me this long. Â Regardless, Â I’ve adapted this recipe from The Bread Lover’s Bread Machine Cookbook by Beth Hensperger.
- 1 cup plus 1 tbs buttermilk (original calls for water)
- 1 1/2 tbs unsalted butter, melted
- 3 tbs maple syrup (I use grade B organic from Trader Joe’s)
- 3 cups bread flour (I’ve been known to sub in some wheat, rye, other)
- (I omit the 1/3 cup dry buttermilk powder, which would otherwise come next)
- 1 tbs gluten
- 1.5 tsp salt
- 1 3/4 tsp SAF yeast
Dump it all into the bread machine (liquids first) & let the machine do its thing!
I’ve also been known to add in oatmeal, nuts, etc.
Do you have plans to knit over Thanksgiving? Â If so, or if you need some ideas, head on over to Ravelry & use the code THANKS to get 25% off my patterns in my Rav store. Â The code will work beginning today through Monday midnight PST. Â Support small businesses, buy indie, and so on!
Finally…I’m giving away (2) Winter Knitcircus pattern collections. Â Leave a comment on this blog with your favorite design from the issue by Tuesday night, midnight PST. Â I’ll post the winners the next day. Â Good luck!