When Gloria Haas asked me to review her cookbook, I knew just by the title that this was going to be an interesting read.It took me a few days to pick out a recipe because I was busy reading threw the entire book. What really impressed me is how she talks about giving back to the community and helping others.Making this book more than just recipes, and standing apart from the rest. i liked the way she had her recipes broken down by the month.I finally decided on the Maple Wheat Bread which is one of the December recipes.Visit Gloria’s website for ordering information. This book is available at Barnes & Noble,Amazon, and Booksamillion.
Gloria Hass is a published author, evangelist and a patriotic and public speaker. Gloria also conducts women’s healing seminars in churches around the United States. Gloria is also an advocate for helping the less fortunate.
Gloria lives in Arizona and enjoys desert living. She also enjoys traveling and meeting new people.
I also ask:
1.What was your inspiration for writing this cookbook?
“In 2006, I was thinking of writing a cookbook only I wanted it to be different than what was already being sold. I wanted this cookbook to stand out and contribute more than recipes. At the time, I had helped in feeding the homeless and thought about what other ways someone could give back to their community. Some people I had spoken to said they wanted to know other ideas in how they could help. Thus, my cookbook was born!”
2.In what ways do you give back to your community?
“I have helped area churches feed the homeless with donating food for their food closets. I also run Touch of God Ministries and with funds donated, I have helped some people. I was able to help someone pay their car insurance premium. I have given crocheted afghans, a Christian music CD and poem to people diagnosed with cancer. With funds tight, I’m no longer receiving the donations like I had in the past. I have just received a few boxes of men’s clothing and that will be going to a ministry that helps the homeless in Quartzsite, Arizona in January when I am in the area.At the present, all I’m able to do is man the ministry phone and talk with people. People just need to know that someone is listening and that they care.”
3.How long have you been cooking?
“Since I was 9 years old.”
Gloria went on to tell me that her most treasured recipe was the potato salad on page 62 of the cookbook. A recipe her mother would make, and when she moved away from home,far away from her mom she would make it to remember eating dinner with her family, a comforting memory. Gloria has been cooking since she was 9 years old.With learning all those wonderful things about her I couldn’t wait
to try the bread! Well, on to the recipe:
This is what you will need:
Add warm water to yeast and let stand 20 minutes
Mix in milk,maple syrup and corn oil
Add flour and mix well
Knead dough for 10 minutes and place in large bowl,covered for 1 hour
After 1 hour slightly knead dough, place in pan and let rise for 45 minutes,covered
Bake at 375 for 35 minutes, and you will have a bread that’s absolutely worth the wait. I have to say that I loved Gloria’s book and the recipe. It turned
out so golden brown and picture perfect. You will have to try it!Here is is baking, isnt it pretty?