Sunday, March 29, 2009

Baking Day

The whole house smells so good this morning. Right after i woke up i took some fresh dough out of the fridge to rise on the stove, to bake our favorites...This loaf is my personal favorite....Poppy seed bread. The crust is so crunchy and aromatic with the poppy seeds....Inside it is just so moist and flavorful. I cut myself a slice and drizzle it with olive oil and it is bread nirvana....
Actually, if i had an outlet for fresh bread every single day, then every day would be baking day. Ever since i got this book, i have enjoyed baking all of my own bread. The bread in the photo above, is Deli style rye with caraway seeds... YUM! I think this is Bill's favorite, and my Dad's too.
And now that i have been making the dough regularly, it has become more like a sourdough, which only adds to the yeasty goodness.... Ok, i think i just talked myself into having a slice....Have a great day!

12 comments:

Hilary said...

ok.....I am ordering this book......and you have made me yearn for warm bread right out of the oven.....yum,yum.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my goodness mare!

these are works of art!

yum!

crimsoncat05 said...

"bread nirvana..." what a great term! those loaves of bread look delicious! Making bread is one of those things I've been afraid to try, but I may need give it a go!

Kelli said...

Hi Mare!!! Beautiful bread! I actually made some a while back based on their recipe and it looked FABULOUS but had no taste...haaaa! I must have forgotten something. I'll have to try again soon!

Stacey said...

mmmmmm--that looks so good! I may have to make some bread myself today! Thank you for your kind comment on my blog this morning. :)

Lola Nova said...

Alright, this is not the first time you have inspired me to make bread. Your loaves are gorgeous. My husband and I tried the basic recipe from these folks (we haven't ordered the book yet) and it turned out lovely. Can't wait to try other variations.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Oh, and there is a Give Away on my blog, go check it out...
http://lolanovablog.blogspot.com/2009/03/from-scrap-lab-experiment-2-its-give.html

Laura said...

Mare, how do you do it? Your constant creativity is amazing! You truly are a domestic goddess.

Last bread I made counted as little bricks. I think I'll leave it to you, unless you write in a future post that this book helps you make flawless bread.

Laura

Small Pines said...

Your bread is far, far prettier than mine! LOL

Country Girl said...

Mare just cathching up on your blog, you bread looks SO good. I wish my bread looked like that. I bookmarked the video you previously posted. Also I love the jewlery you've made and the sweater is sweet. Very impressed, woman of MANY talents!;) ~Kim

Farm Chick Paula said...

I can't believe how beautiful that bread is, Mare! I would love to have that book- it looks wonderful. Hmmm... may need to head over to Amazon...
Thanks for the tip!

Mare said...

Thanks everybody! This bread is so much fun to make. I'm not kidding when i say i look for reasons to bake it every day. Hilary and Paula, you will not be disappointed in this fantastic book. There are so many different variations on the one basic recipe. Kelli-I have started adding more wheat flour to the recipe and it works just fine. Crimsoncat i felt the same way you did. I was intimidated by all the kneading and rising times...But this recipe takes all that away and it is so simple. No kneading and it turns out great every time! It also freezes well, both in dough form and as baked bread. Laura, honestly, this book will help you bake great bread every time. I got my copy (and one each for my daughters) thru Amazon.

Peng Peng said...

good gracious that look delicious! I am a self-professed 'bread head' and LOVE rustic loaves like u bake. darn, can u send me a slice??