Tuesday, February 10, 2009

That's Breader

I just can't help myself (the puns get me every time).

But anyway, here is my fantastic look into the bread making world and a peek at WIP.  This is works in progress of anything we have been creating.  Shellyfish from Musings from the Fishbowl came up with the idea and i recommend checking out her blog because it is the bees knees, yeah that is right, I said it.

Okay, first up:  Cheese and Onion Pull Apart Bread (from an old copy of Animal Times), Fresh Rosemary Focaccia (from V-Con), Heather's Swedish Rye Bread (from La Dolce),  Tomato Soda Bread (from La Dolce) and Cinnamon Raisin Bread (from How it All Vegan).

and a close up of the lovelies. 

Next we have Kissing Cousins Oat Bread (from La Dolce).  This one, along with a few others was made diabetic friendly.
This here, happens to be the tiniest loaf of banana bread in existence.  Titled, Brown Rice Flour Banana Bread (from La Dolce).  It just turned out so tiny, perhaps because I left out the walnuts, so my dad could have some and was unaware that the walnuts were the magical growing power in this loaf.  Or, it is supposed to be this way.  Either way it still tasted awesome.  I especially liked that it was sweetened with maple syrup. Yum.

Spelt Olive Bread (from Veg Times, Jan 09).  Thick bready goodness that goes perfectly with soup.
ZaZaZa, is the recipe I will be sharing with you today.

ZaZaZa Crust

2 c. Whole wheat flour
1/2 c. Wheat germ
1 Packet of dry yeast
3/4 tsp. Salt
1 tbsp. Olive oil
1 tbsp. Sweetener
1 c. Warm water

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Mix flour, wheat germ, yeast, salt and sweetener (if not using the liquid variety) in a bowl.  Add the oil and water to the dry and knead briefly.  Let it sit 10 minutes.  Roll out the dough and fit to a lightly oiled pan.  Bake for 10 minutes.  Allow to cool a bit and then top it with whatever you lil heart desires.  Bake that for another 10 to 20 minutes, depending on your crispiness liking, and you now have ZaZaZa.
In the picture above, I loaded mine with previously roasted veggies, like zuc, broc, mush, squash, peps etc. and some homemade cheese that just sort of sat there all blobby but good.  Hope that gives some inspiration.

More Rosemary Focaccia.  I liked this one so much I made it twice.  Next, I will try to whole wheat it's ass.
Do you spreckin the french?  I wish I did.  Especially, whilst doing an Edgar Degas puzzles and munching on this Easy French Loaf (from La Dolce).
This one makes me laugh.  My poo pretzel.  Don't let it's appearance fool you.  It tasted great.  The recipe can be found here.  

Now, some art I have been working on.  This below, is a self portrait I just completed, done on photoshop.  I have been doing other craft things but have not taken pictures and put them on my computer yet.  Next week perhaps.
I hope this post made everyone feel breader, ha sorry.

Go outside to play.

Give yourself a hug.