Today is T day over at Elizabeth's and Bleubeard's. It's always a fun time over there so be sure to check it out.
This is day 16 for 29 Faces. The month is almost gone.
I want to thank all of you for so much encouragement with my art. There are times that things I show are darn right ugly LOL but all of you always give me such great feedback and that makes me want to create more art. With that said I have now idea where I was going with this face but here it is.
It was Mexican food night in our house. I made spicy airfried chicken, rice, and fresh string beans and at the last minute decided to make Bolillo bread. Pronounced Bo-le-yo.
Like I said I made it in record time. It is a dense, soft bread that doesn't have much flavor so I add a bit of garlic powder and cumin to spice it up. Not much a pinch of each. This bread is easy to make and very good. Great with stews, soups and anything Mexican. Recipe at the end.
They look a little anemic but I promise they are done.
Supposed to be an egg white wash on them and most of you know I don't like that.
I don't care for white rice and Mr. M. doesn't care for grain rices so we switch off. The chicken is marinated in a spices salsa the outcome is sooooo good. I make most of my food in an airfryer but baking in the oven is just as good.
And Mr. M. got spice cake for desert.
A lot of Mexican breads are sweet. This one is not. When my father-in-law was alive he taught me how to make this bread.
This is a big batch I cut the recipe in half.
1 13 cups warm water
1 package (1/4 oz) of active yeast
4 cups all purpose flour
1t salt, 1t sugar, 1 egg white beaten and set aside.
Pour water into a bowl and then sprinkle yeast. Let set about 5 minutes. Combine dry ingredients in another bowl then pour the yeast water in and mix together. This is a stiff dough and you may need to add a bit more water. A teaspoon at a time. Knead for 10 minutes. Place dough in a greased bowl and allow to rise about 1 hour. Punch down and knead again for about 10 minutes or until the dough is smooth. Divide the dough into ball and then into oval shape. Place on baking sheets, cover and allow to rise for 30 minutes. Score the top and brush each ball with the egg.
Bake at 375°F /190C for about 30 minutes.
Yours will be nice and golden brown.
And as I was looking for a picture I found these. Some of you may remember them. I sold all but one that I kept for myself. These are made with gold and marble leaf, acrylic on canvas, 20x16"
That's it for today.
What ever you do today make it the best.
Be Safe Out There And Wear A Mask
Honor and integrity in art, in life.