Southern Girl Creations

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Homemade Laundry Detergent

I got this idea from .  I found it on Tip Junkie but it originally came from  go checkout their site they have a lot of great ideas. 

It is super easy to make and seems to work really well.

2 Bars of Fels Naptha Heavy Duty Laundry Bar Soap.  Grated ( I used a cheese grater and a lot of elbow grease it makes about 4 cups)
2 boxes of Baking Soda
6 Cups of Borax
4 Cups of Washing Soda

mix all ingredients together and put in storage containers.  Just an FYI it is very powdery mix it gently.  I actually put mine in a large plastic bowl with a very tight fitting lid and shook it to mix.  I let it settle before opening the top but I still got the taste of baking soda in my mouth from all the dust.

It will make 4 Quart jars of Laundry Soap
I made the tag from a download from . I just downloaded one of her beautiful frames that she offers and added my own text.

Use 2 tablespoons per load of laundry.

Homemade Hamburger Buns

I used my new Bread Machine for the first time today. I made hamburger buns from the following recipe.
They were wonderful!  They were super easy to make just using the dough cycle.  I did add a little butter to the tops of them when they came out of the oven.  You know us southern girls we love our butter!

Here is the recipe.  I used quick rise yeast and the quick dough cycle on my bread machine.

Hamburger Buns
1 – 1/2 Cups water
1 – 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
3 – 3/4 Cups bread flour
1 – 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
1 – 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 – 1/2 teaspoons active bread yeast

Use the dough setting of your Zojirushi Bread Machine. When the dough is done put it on a lightly floured board and divide into three equal sections. The goal is to get 9 hamburger buns of appropriate size and shape. When you’ve got the buns the right size and shape put them on a greased cookie sheet. Remember not to put them too close together as they’ll get larger as they cook.
Cover the buns with a clean, light-weight kitchen towel and let the buns rise for half an hour. Then remove the towel and put the buns in a 400 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
Move the cooked buns to a rack to cool.