Valerie is a 42-year-old, single, Reformed Christian lady who lives in Baltimore. She doesn't remember a time
before she knew and loved Jesus, but she does remember accepting John Calvin into her heart in March of 2000.
Valerie is a member of Christ Reformed Evangelical Church in Annapolis.
Though her career aspiration is to be a housewife, Valerie has not yet found anyone suitable who wishes to hire
her for employment in that field (or, more properly, anyone suitable has not found her), so in the meantime she
earns her daily bread working in communications -- editing, writing, print design and website management.
Milk and Honey Communion Bread
Reposted at the request of Eleanor and Linda. I last posted this in March, and have managed not to tweak the ingredients again since then, but I've refined the directions a bit.
1 c warm milk 1 stick butter, softened 2 eggs, beaten 1/3 c honey 4 1/2 c bread flour 1 1/2 tsp salt 2 1/2 tsp yeast
Place all ingredients in bread machine pan in the order suggested by the manufacturer. (I wouldn't recommend doing this by hand -- too much honey makes it too sticky.) Run the dough cycle. Let rise in machine ~60 minutes. Remove dough to a floured pizza stone (or well-floured flat pan, or silicone baking mat on a flat pan), gently shape into a round, cover, and let rise ~20-30 minutes. Score a cross on the top (use a really sharp, non-serrated knife and let the knife do the work -- don't hack at it). Uncover and bake at 375 degrees ~20 minutes. Remove from oven, brush with additional 1 T butter, and leave to cool on pan (helps ensure that it's completely done).
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 9:17 AM
On March 21, 2010 4:54 PMDebbywrote... I made this for communion today and everybody (Andre (my hubby) and I heard from) loved it!!! Thank you!!!
On March 27, 2010 8:41 PMValerie (Kyriosity)wrote... Hmmm...well, I guess we have around a hundred on Sunday, and usually have enough left over for the little birds (i.e., kids) to crowd around and polish it off afterward. Of course it depends on how much folks take. Me, I like lots of grace, so I take a big piece!