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Our Precious Friends

Considering honey bees pollinate about 1/3 of our food supply, some appreciation might be appropriate.  Just saying.

Someone’s studied honey bees and concluded they have emotions.  You can read more about it here:
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/06/honeybee-pessimism/

This recipe from my cookbook features warm honey, so while you’re dipping your bread into it bee truly amazed at just how precious our little friends are.  Thank you!

BINT AL SAHN
1 packet dry active yeast
¼ cup warm water
3 cups flour
1 tsp sea salt
4 large eggs, well-beaten
¾ cup ghee (clarified butter)
melted ghee or butter, for serving
warm honey, for serving

1. Dissolve yeast in the warm water.
2. Into a large mixing bowl sift the flour and salt. Make a well in center of the flour mixture.
3. Pour beaten egg and the yeast mixture into the well in center of the flour mixture. Stir to blend and then knead well.
4. Slowly mix in the ¼ cup warm melted ghee, continuously knead dough throughout this process. Continue kneading until dough is smooth and elastic. If dough seems too dry add a small amount of water at a time.
5. Flour your hands and divide the dough into 16 balls about the size of a large egg.
6. On a lightly floured board place a dough ball and form into a very thin round shape, using the heel of your hand, or a rolling pin.
7. Brush a baking sheet with ghee. Place the completed round on the baking tray and brush well with melted ghee. Shape 7 more rounds. After completing each round place on top of the previous round, press the edges with fingertips and brush well with ghee.
8. Repeat this process with the other 8 rounds. You will have 2 stacks on the baking sheet, be sure to brush the last round with the ghee.
9. Let rest in a warm place for 45 minutes.
10. Bake in a 350°F oven for 25-30 minutes until light golden brown. Tap the base of the tray — there should be a hollow sound to indicate the cakes are done.

Serve hot, either by breaking off pieces or cutting into wedges, with generous amounts of melted butter and warm honey on top.

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100 Days of Real Food

The Leake Family took on a 100-day challenge of eating only unprocessed foods and they invite readers to take on a 10-day challenge.  Interesting blog, full of recipes and resources.

Original 100 Days « 100 Days of Real Food.

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