Motown Monday Roundup

Weekend in pics.

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Chicken Fried Steak / French Fries / Gravy / Popovers.

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Tunnel of Love Cake.

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Cherry / Pear / Plum / Spinach juice.

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Breakfast for supper.  🙂  Banana Pancakes and an omelet.

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More Rustic Bread.  🙂

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My own flour mix.  I’ve been wanting do this for a while and finally decided to jump in.  I ordered some flours from amazon and found a mock Cup4Cup recipe online.  I mocked the mock.  Cup4Cup doesn’t have sweet rice flour in it but I’ve been adding one spoon to things because I like the texture it adds.

I only made up a two cup batch to try it out.  I tried it for the bread and the pancakes.  The taste and texture was right on but the structure was just a little off…not quite as sturdy if that makes sense.  Cup4Cup has brown rice in it but I’m wanting to make my mix without it because of all the brown rice and arsenic stories.  I’m going to keep tweaking small batches til I find one I love.  Not like or can live with…but love as much as Cup4Cup.

I have a question for those of you who use Xanthan Gum.  How do you store it?  If your options are in a cabinet or in the freezer which would you choose?  It’s so humid here I think I need to put it in the freezer with the flour(s) but I’m not sure.

Hope y’all had a good weekend and happy Motown Monday.  🙂

3 responses to “Motown Monday Roundup

  1. I store xanthan gum in my cupboard but humidity is NOT something we need to worry about here on the dry prairies! Will keep looking for your flour recipes. We can’t get cup4cup here and I’ve read lots of good things about it.

    • Thanks, gf. 🙂 I think I’m going to throw it in the freezer with the rest of the flours just to be safe.

      I will definitely share as I get the mix tweaked to ‘perfection’. 🙂 Cup4Cup is expensive but that’s not really my issue. Because of our heat I can really only order it Nov – early April without having to worry about it sitting in a hot UPS warehouse and on the hot delivery truck. I’ve almost gone thru a 25 lb bag of it in 3 1/2 months. I just don’t have the storage space in my freezers to purchase a huge amount to last as long as I’d need it to last. So I hope I can start making my own.

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