Adventures with Fastnachts!
scalding the milk and boiling a few potatoes.
the first rising
I don't usually use rapid rise yeast, but the recipe called for it,and lo and behold, it worked well!
here they are cut out and getting ready to do the second rise. The recipe says 45 minutes to an hour. Trouble is , I now have to take Rachael to a doc appt., annnnd, not the kind of doc's office one gets in and out of quickly.
so it's all very risky...argh.
But off we went. It took us about 1 1/2 hours--and I got right to work.
I think I was talking to them at this point.
I have never in my life fried anything in 3 pounds of shortening. I guess if there is day to do it, this is it.
many batches later
some had cinnamon and sugar, some powdered sugar, and some cocoa, cinnamon and sugar.
~many of the photos are courtesy of Malaika~
and so that brings us to............(duh- duh- DUUUUH!) ;)
Ash Wednesday and Lent.
Wishing all a very peaceful, Holy Lent. I would love to hear from you, how you hope to spend this time. God's grace is very near during this season, or so I have experienced. It can be a time of great closeness to Him. I pray the same for you. Today, I hope to begin a few of my practices and projects. I'll let you know how it all goes.
Blessings and Peace!