Sunday, January 5, 2014
Monday, December 23, 2013
It's been a while since I posted about bread. We had to go to the Netherlands twice and we attended two funerals. It took me longer than I hoped to get back in my rhythm. Of course I baked bread a few times a week. But, I baked bread without have too much thinking, you know the no fail recipes. They were delicious, but now it's time to get back and look for new and different recipes.
I bought some nice apples and I have homemade yoghurt in the refrigerator. I always have unbleached flour and rye in my pantry and the sourdough is ready for use. I use my new Lievito Madre (you find the recipe below). I found at Stefanie's Hefe und Mehr. This sourdough is mildly sour with a nice smell of honey.
So all I need is a nice recipe to combine this into a delicious loaf of bread.
I love what the people in Bourke Street Bakery make. Since I’m not going to Australia in the near future, I’ll bake what they share in their books. I’m happy that recipes are free of copyright and we can share them. Of course I mention and thank the creators of the recipe. I know that having the book is more fun than having just a recipe.
Enough talking, it’s time to move to the kitchen and bake.
It’s a delicious smelling and fresh tasting loaf. I mixed the apple with the cinnamon before adding to the dough. This way you taste apple and cinnamon together instead of tasting cinnamon with each bite. It was the first time I used fresh apple in bread and it will not be the last time.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Every month I like to bake with Bread Baking
Day and every year I like to bake along with World
Bread Day. Like Zorra says: ‘The idea of World Bread is to honor our
daily bread and be grateful that we have sufficient food. Not all of us are
I looked on the Internet for 'Hungry people in
the world in 2013' and I found World Food
'There are 842 million undernourished people in
the world today. That means one in eight people do not get enough food to be
healthy and lead an active life. Hunger and malnutrition are in fact the number
one risk to health worldwide — greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis
combined. The good news is that hunger is entirely solvable. There is enough
food in the world to feed everyone and no scientific breakthroughs are needed.
Today’s knowledge, tools and policies, combined with political will, can solve
When I read this I felt sad. On their website I tested my ‘hunger-IQ’ and a child was given a meal. I was shocked by the results of the test.
We just came back from a trip to the Netherlands. Peter’s brother is very ill and we stayed for a month. I came back with a throat infection and wasn’t feeling well. But, when I saw World Bread Day on my calendar I wanted to join. This gave me one day to pick and bake bread and post about it the next day. I wanted regular bread; just flour, water, salt and yeast.
I love to bake with sourdough. Because I left my sourdough in the refrigerator for a month it looked dead. I decided to make another. I started a new Lievito Madre (sourdough) which I found on Stefanie’s blog Hefe und Mehr. It’s delicious smelling sourdough with raw honey. But, that wasn’t ready so I used dried yeast. The recipe I found is Pain de Campagne from Richard Bertinet.