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Partners in the Kitchen

Posted: 2009-04-23 00:00:00

As Deniese has said, "Home is where your heart is." Habitat understands that, for many families, the heart of the home is in the kitchen.
Habitat for Humanity has collected hundreds of recipes from Habitat affiliates all over the world, available in three great cookbooks. We thought we'd share a delicious recipe from these cookbooks each week. Try them out and let us know what you think! Or if you would like to submit your own favorite recipe for our blog collection, email Meagan at vista@nslchfh.org.

                                                                                                                  Yield: 48 servings        

Vermont Special

1/2 cup lukewarm water
1/8 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon dry yeast
1 1/3 cups instant dry milk
4 cups hot water
1/3 cup canola oil
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup honey
2 cups oats
5 to 5 1/2 cups al-purpose flour
4 cups whole wheat flour

  • Combine lukewarm water, sugar and yeast; mix well. Let stand until bubbly. Combine milk powder and hot water in bowl; mix well. Stir in oil, salt, honey and oats. Cool to lukewarm. Add yeast mixture; mix well. Beat in 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour until well mixed. Add remaining all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour gradually, stirring until dough can be easily handled. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic. Place in greased bowl, turning to coat surface. Let rise, covered, in warm place until doubled in builk. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic. Place in bowl. Let rise until doubled in bulk. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic. Divide into 4 portions. Shape into loaves. Place in 4 greased 5x9-inch loaf pans. Let rise until doubles in bulk. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until loaves test done. Remove to wire rack to cool.

Approx Per Serving: Cal 130; Prot 4 g; Carbo 24 g; Fiber 2 g; T Fat 2 g; Calories from Fat; Chol <1>

Barbara K Bull, Green Mountain HFH South Burlington, VT

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