Thursday, October 11, 2007

Fun in the forecast

The weekend is due in just a few hours. No work commitments, no family obligations -- I shall enjoy it. I don't get to blog much during the week, or read or do anything except work and sleep.

Sweetie groaned when I picked up a book at the bargain store tonight.

"Another cookbook?"

But this book was special. It was a big, fat, glorious, full-color book all about bread -- bread from Britain, bread from India, even bread from Australia. A history of bread. Bread recipes.

I like making bread. I'm pretty good at it. And I intend to use this one.

I followed a quick German cornbread recipe tonight,from my old book. It was a little dry. I added nearly a cup more milk than it called for and the dough was still dry. Well, Germany isn't known as the land of cornbread anyway, so perhaps I expected too much.

Sweetie says it will be just fine with a little raspberry jelly for garnish.


Open Grove Claudia said...

I love bread, but it makes the front of me look like, well the entire Rocky Mountain Range! lol! Enjoy the weekend!

PixieDust said...

I love bread, mmmmmmm...

My husband makes the most delicious beer bacon & onion bread, I can have a loaf of just that for dinner.

Happy baking!


heartinsanfrancisco said...

I love freshly baked bread. Mmmmmm.

Please post pictures for those of us with vivid imaginations.

Braveheart ( Ela) said...

I know some people that slice a bread and put the slices in a dark place, to dry. Then they have kind of a crunchy toast.
Maybe the german bread you're talking about was used to made for such a crunchy treat?

Nadiyya said...

oh wonderful.... I am SOOOO wanting a cookbook now, it is called "My Egyptian Grandma's kitchen" and is gorgeous middle eastern food !

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Warm bread is as healing and nourishing to the heart and soul as it is to the body.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

PS - there are photos of a sculpted lady at my place that I think you may enjoy.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

eastcoastdweller said...

Claudia: And flour-dusted like snow-capped peaks? (o;

eastcoastdweller said...

Pixie: That sounds like heaven on a platter! I'll take a slice.

eastcoastdweller said...

Susan: I think as I work through this yummy book, that I will do just that.

Ela: I had bread like that at a German restaurant in Chicago. I think You are right.

Nadiyya: Now I want that book, too. Figs, almonds, pistachios, falafel, pita bread,yoghurt, olives, couscous, humuus, seafood -- Middle Eastern food is the tastiest on the planet!

Scarlett: I visited Your blog and I love that sculpture!