Few things are as simple as making bread.
Long before humanity created the first alphabet, folx had discovered how to mix together flour, water, yeast, and salt to make nutrient rich loaves of bread. However, whether due to the artisan food movement or because of those photos posted by professional food accounts on social media of perfectly formed loaves of 12-grain bread created by milling their own flour from grain grown on their balcony in their studio apartment then fermented with wild yeast and baked in terracotta pans they made from clay in the desert during Burning Man… the simple loaf of bread has become something, seemingly, unattainable to the every day person.
We, The Shibaguyz, are here to tell you that you do not need a masters degree in chemistry to make great bread. Nor do you need to buy mixes from those professional food accounts on social media to create YUMMY loaves of Instagram-worthy bread. We, in fact, learned to make bread from watching our grandparents. In fact, Jason’s grandpa was well known for his bread recipe. Well… technically he was known for flirting with waitresses AND his bread recipe… but that’s a story for another time…
Banana Bread: the Craving!
Recently, we have found ourselves making and eating a lot of banana bread. First, we have not been traveling as much as expected due to the pandemic so we are home more often and baking a LOT. Second, we like banana bread. Specifically, Shannon really likes banana bread and gets random cravings for it. Those random cravings have prompted me to keep extra bananas in the freezer so I can whip up a batch of bready banana goodness on short notice.
Wait… you didn't know that?
Yes, you can take bananas that have "gone over" (read: turning black) and pop them in the freezer for safe keeping. In fact, these overly ripened bananas provide a more intense flavor to banana bread (and smoothies) than regular bananas.
New Tutorial and Easy Sewing Project
Many of you have been following our Clover Tool School Extra Credit series where we review Clover products and show you how to use those products in projects. Well, now there's even more to play along with in our STITCH ON! tutorial and projects series. To kick things off, we used the No-Hassle Triangles Gauge to create 3 Easy Projects. Even if you've never sewn or quilted before, this tool will have you looking like a pro in no time. And, with the three different projects, you can progress through the tutorials to up your skills as you go.
Shannon and Jason
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