Tom’s 1 jar Jam,Homemade Butter and English Muffin Bread

I loved these three items so much and they go together so nicely that I have presented them all at once.If you follow these simple instructions you will have a delightful Breakfast…Just add Coffee!

It started with my home made English Muffin Bread…

INGREDIENTS

5 cups all-purpose flour, divided
2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups warm milk (110 to 115 degrees F)
1/2 cup warm water (120 to 130 degrees F)
Cornmeal
I prefer instant Yeast and I dump all ingredients in a bowl and mix with a wooden spoon(that is just me)
DIRECTIONS
In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt and baking soda. Add warm milk and water; beat on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat on high for 3 minutes. Stir in remaining flour (batter will be stiff). Do not knead. Grease two 8-1/2-in. x 4-1/2-in. x 2-1/2-in. loaf pans. Sprinkle pans with cornmeal. Spoon batter into the pans and sprinkle cornmeal on top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees F for 35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans immediately to cool on wire racks…
Next the Idea that I need to make my own Jam…

Lisa got an AMAZING recipe for Strawberry Jam from one of her oldest friends,Tom.
The first step is to dice a pound of fresh Strawberries put them in a pot with a cup of Sugar, a pinch of salt and enough water to cover it all.

Boil on a medium, high heat cooking it down and stirring regularly but not constantly.This will take quite a while but, you can do other things while you are doing this.(unlike fudge).

Finally when the mixture becomes Viscous and has the wonderful, translucent color of a beautiful candy…Remove from heat and let cool in the pan on a cooling rack.this will take no less than an hour.

Pour it in a jar with a lid…Take the obligatory photo and…

Apply a generous amount to your home made Toasted English Muffin Bread!

After The English Muffin Bread and Tom’s AMAZING Strawberry Jam… I felt it was only proper for me to learn to make my own Butter!
I put a pint of Heavy Whipping Cream in a quart lidded container.Next I shook and Shook and SHOOK it for about 25 minutes,pouring off the Buttermilk after about 18 minutes and again a few more times.The yeild was a cup of Butter and a cup of Buttermilk (which I used in the next loaf of Bread).

This completes the project.The English Muffin Bread was prepared with the Buttermilk produced when I made the Butter.And the Strawberry Jam is the” icing on the cake!”

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