Friday, April 19, 2013

Bread Machine Adventures: Cookie Dough

bread machine oatmeal cookies

Continuing with making things other than bread in a bread machine, I made some cookie dough using the "Pasta Dough" cycle. I used a recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies (but used craisins instead) from a bread machine manual I found online (same brand as ours but different model).

Here it is in the bread pan at the end of the cycle, which only takes 14 minutes:

bread machine oatmeal cookie dough

Some of the oats and craisins on top didn't fully mix into the dough, so I stirred them after I put the dough into a bowl.

bread machine oatmeal cookie dough

Other than the fact that it didn't completely incorporate all of the ingredients, requiring a tiny bit of effort on my part to stir them in, it worked fine. I baked them and they came out perfectly. Better than my previous, non-bread machine attempts at oatmeal cookies, actually. I got about 2.5 dozen out of this batch.

bread machine oatmeal cookies

bread machine oatmeal cookies

Friday, April 12, 2013

For Your Listening Enjoyment and Edification

Last week, a guy at church sang and acted out a couple of songs by Ken Medema, a blind composer and pianist. He did an excellent job. The songs are about people in the Bible and express wonderful truths by showing how God called them to serve Him. Please take the time to enjoy these. You can also click on the links below to read the scriptures being referenced.

The first one is about Moses being called by God at the burning bush in Exodus 3 (performed by Ken Medema). The guy at church didn't do this one, but it's excellent (he did do the one about Ananias below).

Another good one is about the disciple Ananias, whom God called to minister to Saul/Paul in Acts 9: (performed by Fred Frank, who also has a good performance of the Moses song on YouTube). For some reason, I can't get the video to load up on here like the other one, so just use the link to view it on YouTube.

Praise God for the timeless truths found in His Word!