Since we live in the tropics where there is barely a change of season, we have to work a bit harder to get into the Autumn spirit! I do this by decorating every spare inch of The Castle, lol! Since I've been so busy the past few weeks setting up our other house, I've decided to decorate slowly, one area at a time, appreciating the transformation, just like Mother Nature does with our earth home!
If you were to come visit me today, you'd be greeted by a bright new doormat welcoming you to my Castle...
a cheerful little jack o' lantern at the entryway...
and fresh flowers on the table enveloped with my favorite Fall tablecloth.
"What's that heavenly scent?," you might ask. Ah, dear friend, that would be the loaf of freshly baked cinnamon bread! Won't you sit down and share some with me?
Cinnamon Sugar Bread
* 1 cup milk
* 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
* 1 egg
* 3 cups bread flour
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
* 2 teaspoons yeast
Place ingredients in the bread machine pan in the order suggested by the manufacturer.
Bake using the sweet bread setting if your machine has it. If not, use white bread setting.
When the bread is done, remove from the machine and let sit on a rack for 10 minutes before removing from the pan.
And don't mind Lily's new baby Clementine, adopted just in time for Samhain...she won't nibble much...wink...