Friday, October 16, 2015

French countryside with poolish

World Bread Day 2015Every year on 16th of October it's time for Zorra's World Bread Day
This year I want to honor my bread with soup. I've seen it often but never done it myself. It looks so good to eat the bowl too and it was! Especially when you know the bowl is delicious bread.

I haven't had time to start my dried sourdough since we came back from the Netherlands so this bread is made with instant yeast. I made a nice broccoli soup for this bread. It goes very well together. And with some nice cheese it will be even better.

Enjoy your meal like we did! 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Potato rolls with Lievito Madre

This month Sandra of Snuggs Kitchen is the lovely host for Bread Baking Day 77, the great invention of Zorra of Kochtopf. Sandra came up with the theme: Summer buns and rolls. These go well with hot weather.
Back to the potato rolls. They are delicious. The potato and the yoghurt makes the dough soft. The rolls smelled a bit sweet. These rolls are in the top 3 of “our favorite rolls”. The crust is good, not too thick and the crumb is open and the flavour is slightly sweet. 

I love to use my Lievito Madre sourdough. I've used other sourdough starters, but this one is so easy and forgiving. I found the recipe at Stefanies Hefe und Mehr. The rainy season can be tricky for sourdough. Last year it went bad when I fed the sourdough during the rain with the window open. But, it's so easy to start a new Lievito Madre.

That's also where I found these delicious potato rolls. Stefanie likes to bake overnight rolls. Even though we wake up pretty early, around 5.30 - 6.00 o'clock, I can't find the time to proof and bake them. I'm more a fan of baking during the day and eat them the same evening. So, I did let the dough ferment overnight in the refrigerator I baked them after breakfast.

We ate the rolls with our friends who came for dinner. We had potato rolls, Baba Ganoush, Hummus, Garlic butter, Guacamole and a nice salad. We had a nice evening.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Sourdough English Muffins

Immer wieder Sonntag is the host for Zorra's Bread Baking Day 75. She likes us to bake our favourite weekend bread for the 75th Bread Baking Day.

Every Tuesday we visit our friend Gerard who lives in a small Karen village 25 km from our house. First we visit the local market and then we all have breakfast. Many local hill tribes come to this Tuesday market; like Longneck Karen, different kind of Lahu, Lisu, Thai and us foreigners. They come to sell their home grown vegetables and fruits. 

At our breakfast we eat a lot of local food (fruit, noodles, sweets, soy products) and most of the time I bring some freshly baked bread. This morning I brought English Muffins. I'd seen them at Susan's blog Wild Yeast a long time ago and this was the perfect moment to make them. 

I fermented the dough in the refrigerator during the night and the next morning I shaped the muffins and let them proof in the car. It was the first time I proofed bread in our car! I baked the muffins at our friend's house and we ate them warm. 

Our friend had made a delicious jam with mango, apples, banana and wild honey.

This was our favourite weekend bread. It's delicious: soft crumb with a nice crust, the taste and smell are really nice. It's fun to make!