It’s a good day to be seated at my sewing machine, with visions of sugarplums dancing in my hands… soft and spring-tinted pastels marching across my design wall in a version of Fons and Porters “Cabin Rose”, a You-Tube video I came across that caught my eye.
Here is the photo of my design wall, shown
below, with the first 32 blocks sewn. I have not yet decided if I will make several baby quilts, a large throw, or a bed-sized quilt. I love the soft pastels that combine to create a quilt very relaxing to look at. It feels like springtime, even though the storm outside tells me it isn't! Recipes for the bread and kuchen follow.
Remove cover and bake another 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Remove from parchment and cool bread on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes before cutting. Notice I did not add any additional yeast to this recipe… my starter is so active I didn't need to. It made a large loaf, with a crisp, chewy crust and an interior that is tasty and hearty.