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.



Absolutely Not Martha said...

I do feel breader--love that pretzel!

Chris said...

Soda bread is my favorite! I haven't really had the chance to try making my own bread, but your recipe looks so easy that it's very tempting right now :)

For the Love of Guava said...

that's some kind of spread lady! and here i've been proud of a round of muffins or apple cinnamon bread for the week... nom Nom NOMNOM!!! I'll have to try out that dough recipe... I haven't found a failproof one yet... I doubt it's the recipes it's probably my pizza dough mojo but still I think I can hang with your version. I think I'll need to try them with Rabbit's garlic knots... yum...

jodye said...

Everything looks amazing! Plus, I love both banana bread and miniature food, so your tiny loaf would be just perfect for me!

Mike K said...

Wow, you've been busy! The self portrait is very nice work. All of the bread looks so good too, especially the wee little banana bread the the rosemary foccacia. We all do feel breader now, thanks!

Vegetation said...

I am such a bread addict! Sadly I'm terrible at baking it :( This post makes me super happy. Yum!

Anonymous said...

Wow that's a load of yummy looking bread! The poo pretzel has got to be my favourite though! Awesome!

Sanja said...

OMG, can I stay at your house for a while? I love freshly baked bread, but for some reason I don't make it that often...

Anonymous said...

Oh my dog, you said I was the bee's knees which is one of my very favourite sayings reserved for super cool people and situaitons! How did you know? Must be that northern Ontario bond we share?
Ok, first of all your self-portrait is just stunning. Sort of haunting and reassuring at the same time. Ok, that might not be clear...
And now for the bread. Your photos are STUNNING, seriously. And I feel the need to go immediately to the kitchen and start baking. You are really talented, because bread baking is such an art! (and your magical growing powers comment made me totally LOL).

Eric said...

Haha when I saw your pretzel that was the first thing that came to my mind, that it looks like....well ya know :)

Hannah said...

How on earth could you decide what to eat when you have so many delicious breads available? They all look amazing... Carb heaven!

River said...

WOW! I feel like I just walked into a super fancy specialty bakery! You sure have been putting your oven too good use. All the breads look amazing! And that pizza is LOADED!!

That's a really cool photoshop self portrait, I wish I had some of your awesome skills.

Mihl said...

Wow! Do you own a bakery? This really looks like it! Fantastic spread.

..... Carmen said...

That post just left me feeling hungry! The bread all looks awesome, and your self portrait is lovely :)

Anonymous said...

i am so jealous of all your lovely breads! so jealous that i am going to suprise my partner with some yummy vegan pretzels when she gets out of work!!

Jamie Walker said...

Thanks for this Barbara, I am on a baking kick (something I swore to myself I would never do). My boyfriend bought us a silicon muffin pan thingy - I think he was hinting that he wants muffins. I also have a bread one. I have yet to use either. I was a little miffed after last week's cookie baking experiment. I am not Martha Stewart. Oh well. These look delicious and have inspired me to try, try again....

Anonymous said...

Aww! The bread looks absolutely fab! I haven't read your blog in so long...I haven't read mine either (hehe). Your art work looks fantastic, I feel self portraits are always the best :-)

GLad to see that life's treating you beautifully :-)

pixiepine said...

Very nice! All that bread looks amazing.

LK said...

Wow, I love homemade breads! The olive bread and wheat germ pizza crust both caught my eye!

Anonymous said...

All that bread looks awesome.

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