The Prince George Citizen, Song Book — Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Italian Herbed Bread
Blue Christmas I’ll have a blue Christmas without you; I’ll be so blue thinking about you. Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree Won’t mean a thing if you’re not here with me. I’ll have a blue Christmas, that’s certain; And when that blue heartache starts hurtin’; You’ll be do'in’ all right with your Christmas of white, But I’ll have a blue, blue Christmas.
Christmas Song 21/2cups bread flour 1 cup hot tap water 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon white sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 package fast-acting dry yeast* (see note below about yeast) Dried Italian seasonings, to taste Dried rosemary, to taste 1 teaspoon olive oil reserved for after baking Sprinkle of Kosher salt reserved for after baking In a mixing bowl, combine fast-acting yeast and hot water. Let yeast and water sit for 5 minutes.Add sugar, salt, olive oil, herbs and flour. Mix until ingredients are well incorporated. (For those with bread machines, follow the directions for the machine for mixing the dough).Then turn out onto a floured board.With hands dusted in flour, knead bread for 5 minutes until dough is soft and no longer very tacky. *If using fastacting yeast, follow the instructions for rising. Many brands require the dough to simply sit aside for 10 minutes, which will replace the first rise with traditional yeast recipes. If using traditional yeast, follow the instructions on the packet for rising and punching down dough. When dough has sat or undergone the first rise, transfer it to a loaf pan that has been lightly oiled. Set the pan in a warm spot of the home. Let the dough rise in the loaf pan until doubled in size, roughly 2 to 3 hours. Bake risen dough in an oven preheated to 400 F for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove bread and use a pastry brush to brush olive oil on top and then sprinkle with Kosher salt. Serve warm. (Serves 6 to 8)
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire Jack Frost nipping at your nose Yuletide carols being sung by a choir And folks dressed up like Eskimos Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe help to make the season bright Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow Will find it hard to sleep tonight They know that Santa's on his way He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh And ev'ry mother's Child is gonna spy to see if reindeer really know how to fly And so, I'm offering this simple phrase to kids from one to ninety-two Altho' it's been said many times Many ways; "Merry Christmas to you".
Deck the Halls Deck the halls with with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la la la la la. ‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la la la la la. Don we now our gay apparel, Fa la la la la la la. Troll the ancient Yuletide carol, Fa la la la la la la la la. See the blazing Yule before us, Fa la la la la la la la la. Strike the harp and join the chorus, Fa la la la la la la la la. Follow me in merry measure, Fa la la la la la la. While I tell of Yuletide treasure, Fa la la la la la la la la.
Published on Nov 26, 2010