With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Baking and Art Journaling

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Baking and Art Journaling

Honey-Oat Casserole Bread
(Taste of Home Recipe)
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 35 min. + cooling


  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour


  • In a large bowl, pour boiling water over cereal. Add the butter,
  • honey and salt. Let stand until mixture cools to 110°-115°,
  • stirring occasionally.

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the eggs, oat
  • mixture and 2 cups flour. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir
  • in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be
  • sticky). Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 55
  • minutes.

  • Punch dough down. Transfer to a greased 1-1/2-qt. round baking dish.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.

  • Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 10
  • minutes before removing from baking dish to a wire rack to cool. Cut
  • into wedges. Yield: 1 loaf (12 wedges).
Today was spent primarily baking, Art Journaling and feeding the fireplace lots and lots of logs. And something I have never done before... Art Journaling. 52Q is a year long journal challenge. 52 Questions posed once a week, to give inspiration for that weeks journal entry. I am not a scrapbooker nor an artist, but I am comfortable on photoshop. So... I am creating a Vintage-type Postcard Journal.
Many thanks to The Graphics Fairy for her beautiful graphics!


Diane said...

Oh, the bread and muffins look so tempting!

Your ring is pretty too. I can see why you love it and having sentimentality makes it even more special.


Nadine said...

The muffins and bread look divine.I've not heard of a journal like that. I hope you really enjoy doing that.

Miss Jen said...

Mrs. H,
The muffins and bread look sooo delicious!
Oh, and the journal is just beautiful...such a display of feminine loveliness!! Thanks for sharing.
Miss Jen

What recipe did you use for the sweet potato muffins?

Bella McBride said...

Thank you so much for dropping into my blog and saying "Hi"! I'm so glad you and your daughters enjoyed the neckwarmers and I'm so pleased you let me know!
Love the looks of all that cooking, makes me feel like going out to the kitchen and getting to work...almost! LOL!
Thanks again,

An Accomplished Woman said...

Okay, when do you want me over for tea and a muffin. They look delicious. You were very kind to drop by my blog. Love yours....how cute is your kitty clock.

Lady Farmer said...

Well, I see I will have to bake some bread! Yours looks delicious! And I have never really been interested in journaling, but you have inspired me to at least think about creating a gardening journal with vintage images. (I really like Graphics Fairy, too!)
Ok ~ going to check out the bread recipe!

Abounding Treasures said...

The muffins look scrumptious!

Your journal pages are gorgeous! Do you do most of it with Photoshop? I ask because I have Photopaint and enjoy using it but I've never been brave enough to try anything like that :o)


LDH said...

Dear Abounding Treasures,
I use Adobe Photoshop ~ not familiar with Photopaint. Since posting, I have embellished these pages with bits and pieces and think they look better. I have never done scrapbooking or Altered Art, so this is a stretch for me. I hope with time I will become more creative.

Kindly, ldh


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