How to Make Bread

Freshly baked bread is one of life's greatest simple pleasures. It's much easier than you might think to make one of your own. It won't come out like generic white sandwich bread, and it may take a few batches till you get consistently good results, but don't give up! Anyone can learn how to make bread.

Choose a bread recipe. This wikiHow article is not a recipe, but a description of the process. That said, every recipe is more or less the same: 1 package of yeast (equal to 2 1/2 tsp), one cup of liquid, and about 3 cups of flour per loaf. Read the Tips and Warnings below before you start, or check out how to Make Bread from Scratch.

Make sure you have the right ingredients. Cake or pastry flour is too "soft"--bread should be a bit chewy. Avoid self-raising flour as well. All purpose is fine, but bread flour (it will be labeled as "bread flour," "high protein flour," or "flour for bread machines") is best--it has a higher gluten content, so will respond to kneading better.

Now you have your ingredients all ready--don't bother preheating the oven yet, you're a long way from baking. If the weather is chilly and damp, and if your house is cold, turn on the oven to the lowest temperature for about 5 minutes to make a warm place for rising.

When using "RapidRise" Yeast you no longer have to dissolve the yeast in warm water like the old days.

Mix together all of the dry ingredients but the flour, including the yeast. Just add 1 cup of flour to start.

Mix together all of the wet ingredients and heat to very warm (120° to 130°F).

Add the wet and the dry together and beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer. Stir in one more 1 cup flour; beat at high speed for 2 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough. How much flour you use will depend on how humid it is.

Press all the leftover crumbs of flour etc into the dough ball, the turn the lump out on a floury surface, and start kneading.

Keep your counter and your hands well covered in flour, and if your hands get sticky with dough, put some flour on them and rub them together, and the dough will crumble off. Keep kneading for about 10 minutes--set a timer if you have to. When you are finished the dough should be smooth, shiny and elastic--it will bounce back when you squish it.

Cover the ball of dough with oil, and put it in an oily bowl. This stops the surface from drying out and cracking while it rises--the dried dough will become nasty lumps in your finished bread. Some people also cover the dough with plastic wrap. Definitely cover the bowl with a dish towel, and put the bowl in a warm (but not hot) location until the dough is double in size, 45 to 90 minutes.

Punch it down. This literally means, put your fists on the ball of dough and squish it till it's about the size you started with. Don't mess it up too much, just make it small. Divide in two--if you tear, your bread may have marks of being torn. I usually cut mine by bearing down with my big chef's knife, or use one of those dough cutters if you have it (a flat metal piece that looks like a wallpaper smoother). I always cut dough for making buns.

If you're using loaf pans, make sure they're greased. I often just shape the dough into a round or oblong loaf and bake it without a pan on a greased baking sheet. If you want the bottom to be dry, sprinkle cornmeal on the greased baking sheet and put the dough on that. If you like the look of a split-top loaf, slash the top of the loaf a couple times with a very sharp knife. Cover the dough and let it rise again till it's doubled, about 30 to 45 minutes.

Now you are ready to bake! Of course it's been so long since you started making the bread that the kitchen is nice and clean, or perhaps you started cooking the "Ratatouile" you're going to eat with your hot, fresh bread. Put the bread into a preheated 400 F oven for about 35 minutes (or check your recipe). When it's done it will sound "hollow" when you tap it with your finger, and it will easily fall out of the loaf pan. Cool them on wire racks.

Then after cooling, serve as you wish!

Fashion and Beauty

Clothing and accessories It's little wonder that few visitors pass through Hong Kong without first testing their luggage weight allowance. Hong Kong’s heritage of trade and its obsession with image have spawned an international fashion shopping destination like no other. Skyscraper malls and cubby-hole stalls, flagship stores and factory outlets, luxury chic and hip boutiques – even if your wardrobe doesn't need an expansion, the sheer variety of clothes shopping here is a tempting sight to behold. In Asia's world city you can be measured for an affordable tweed three-piece suit, have a leather craftsman design your ideal luggage, rifle through a pile of factory surplus in a noisy street market, arrange a private viewing at a haute couture store, swish through a spacious mall of international high street and high-end brands, and rub elbows with fashion trendsetters at budget boutiques. And getting threads that are uniquely Hong Kong can mean anything from market-stall silk chinoiserie, to the world-renowned creations of local designers such as Vivienne Tam, William Tang, Walter Ma and Lu Lu Cheung. Cosmetics, skin care and hair salons Cosmetics, skin care and hair salonsNavigating Hong Kong's beauty products aisles presents shoppers with an almost equal level of choice. Cosmetic and skincare shops abound, ranging from famous international brand names to emerging organic and herbal pioneers. The shopping experience is no less varied and just about every budget is catered to, with swanky department stores at one end of the scale and cluttered bargain shops at the other.


Hair Jewelry Makes You More Beauty

The terms of hair jewelry usually refer to beaded or crystal accessories which include barrettes, clips, pins, ponytail holders, combs and headbands. Sometimes, the beads, crystals, rhinestones or pearls used in these typically sparkly hair accessories are combined with intricate metalwork. While some hair jewelry is designed to be worn for everyday situations, much of it is made for special occasions such as proms, cocktail parties and weddings.

With the development of different accessories and cosmetics, more and more people pay much attention to their faces. Now, in order to make a perfect looking, it is time to lay stress on their hair. Of course, face is of vital importance to one's overall look. Meanwhile, hair can achieve the same effects. While buying all kinds of cosmetics for face, one can spend some money to get wonderful fashion accessories for hair. If you don't have a piece of hair jewelry, you have fallen behind the latest trend of fashion. Right now hair accessories are quite popular in the market, what's more, online shopping is more and more popular in this rapidly change times, You should never miss the hot trend. In the last few years, when refer to the beauty of hair, most women would like to make up their hair in colors and styles. Beautiful hair with elegant hair jewelry will be the perfect matching.

If one is going to look for some ways to add beauty to the hair, hair jewelry can be the best option. Hair accessories are the essential additions to one's overall beauty. If you want to be more beauty, you can start from hair. Meanwhile, hair jewelry can be great gift for girls. Still looking for perfect gift for your female friend? Why not consider hair jewelry? These small but beautiful, exquisite, attractive pieces will definitely please your friend.

Beautiful Sentences

I love it when you smile. But I love it more when I'm the reason behind your smile.
Love is a sentimental thing, people are frustrated not afford.
If you have forgotten how to love me, or I have changed love your ideas.
Once naive think, as long as low head, ignore, don't have too much trouble.
I can meet a person in a minute, like a person in an hour and love a person in a day, but it will take me a whole life to forget you.
Love is the most taboo: both each other's future fantasy, but always thinking about each other's past.
I can meet a person in a minute, like a person in an hour and love a person in a day, but it will take me a whole life to forget you.
When the words "I love you" were said by you for the first time, my world blossoms.
Caring for someone is easy, but to make someone care for you is difficult. So never lose the one who really cares for you!
But walk not linger to gather flowers to keep them, because along the way flowers will keep open.
Everyone has a corner, to get out of their own, others do not break in, I have the deepest secrets in there, you do not understand me, I do not blame you.
The furthest distance in the world, is not between life and death, not Tiangeyifang, but I stand in front of you, yet you don't know that I love you.
Do you like the petals covered with dew, brought me a room aroma; across the blue sky whistles you like soul, brought me far from static, and the pursuit.
Not too square, not too round, one will be hurt a people away from you, so people should oval.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.


How to Raise Rabbits

Rabbits are cute, soft, and the most adorable little bundles of joy you've ever seen, and can be the perfect pet if you know how to care for them properly. Educating yourself about this highly intelligent and affectionate creature will go a long way to giving them a long and healthy life. Make sure that the rabbit has a clean, safe hutch to live in and enough room to move around. If it lives outside, it should have a waterproof roof, and in the summer, the hutch should be placed in the shade so that the rabbit doesn't get too hot. The best hutches to buy are those with two 'rooms', one with a secure wire window and a private room for the rabbits to sleep. The hutch should have a good lock so that the rabbit cannot escape. Have a run for the rabbit so it can get daily exercise. It would be best if the run was attached to the hutch, but if this isn't possible, just put a run in your garden. The run should be spacious, but it should be secure in case the rabbit or rabbits try to escape. If its warm, keep the run in the shade and supply water. Clean the cage if you want a healthy and clean rabbit. Eventually you should find out where your rabbit goes to use the toilet, and you could put some newspaper down here, so that you can just remove the paper when it comes to cleaning the cage out. Soiled bedding, food that is not in the bowl or fruit or beg that hasn't been eaten should be removed daily. Clean the hutch out when the rabbit is in the run, so that it can also be getting exercise. Clean out the food bowl and change the food daily. Make sure you have a water bottle for your rabbit. The best kind are those that are placed on the side of the cage on the outside and face into the cage. This is better because the rabbit can not knock it over. The bottle should be cleaned out and fresh water should be supplied every day. Feed your rabbit fresh fruit and veggies and pellets daily and make sure it always has a lot of fresh hay. Feed alfalfa hay for growing bunnies and timothy hay for adults Grooming your rabbit is also important. If you have a short haired rabbit, brush it every week. Try and find a brush specifically for rabbits and be gentle when you are brushing them. If you have a long haired rabbit, grooming should be done daily. You should trim the rabbits hair or get a groomer to do it so that it does not grow too long. Long haired rabbits should be brushed daily so that their fur does not get matted.

How to Dress Beautifully

Everybody thinks that you don't judge a book by it's cover,and you don't. But most people dress in clothes that fit their personality and you get a really good example what their personality is like. The point is if the clothes are your style then they tell a lot about you. Soon enough you will be that girl who is walking down the street with everybody's eyes glued to you! Look in your closet, match up clothes, and feel free. You need to see what's "in". Look through magazines and see what the new trend is. Try to match the clothes to your personality. Add accessories! Be creative and turn a boring solid pink shirt into something adorable! Add bracelets, necklaces, rings, earrings, shoulder bags, you name it! Walk with swagger. You don't want to go out there to show the brand new wardrobe change and not show that your proud of it! Straighten your shoulders, and walk with with your head held high! Feel comfortable with what your wearing. If you think that what you're wearing is too revealing or just plain uncomfortable always change the outfit. You can't have fun when you feel uncomfortable Smile! Every outfit looks terrible if you don't smile. It's like that cherry on ice cream . You will not look confident, and that will just make you look bad. Get in shape. If you want to dress beautiful, your shape needs to look beautiful. This doesn't mean that you are to starve yourself. Just exercise and eat healthy. Jogging, rollerblading, and riding a bike are very good ways of exercising. To spruce up your look you might want to try nail art. You can get the dotting tool almost at any craft store or dollar tree. For the stamps you might want to go to pampering places such as bed bath and beyond and check if the stamping kit is there. Again for the brushes[actual paint brushes] you might want want to get them at a craft store.


How to Quit Smoking

Whether you're a teen smoker or a lifetime pack–a–day smoker, quitting can be tough. But the more you learn about your options and prepare for quitting, the easier the process will be. With the right game plan tailored to your needs, you can break the addiction, manage your cravings, and join the millions of people who have kicked the habit for good.

Why quitting smoking can seem so hard Smoking tobacco is both a physical addiction and a psychological habit. The nicotine from cigarettes provides a temporary, and addictive, high. Eliminating that regular fix of nicotine will cause your body to experience physical withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Because of nicotine’s “feel good” effect on the brain, you may also have become accustomed to smoking as a way of coping with stress, depression, anxiety, or even boredom.

At the same time, the act of smoking is ingrained as a daily ritual. It may be an automatic response for you to smoke a cigarette with your morning coffee, while taking a break from work or school, or during your commute home at the end of a long day. Perhaps friends, family members, and colleagues smoke, and it has become part of the way you relate with them.

To successfully quit smoking, you’ll need to address both the addiction and the habits and routines that go along with it.

Your Personal Stop Smoking Plan While some smokers successfully quit by going cold turkey, most people do better with a plan to keep themselves on track. A good plan addresses both the short–term challenge of quitting smoking and the long–term challenge of preventing relapse. It should also be tailored to your specific needs and smoking habits.