Thursday, July 30, 2009

One of My Favorite Foods...

Bread! Having grown up in Germany, I learned to love good bread - fresh, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. So, yesterday I tried out a new recipe I found here. It's Mark Bittman's no-knead, slow-rise bread and it is EXCELLENT! (I varied it from the original recipe by using half whole-wheat flour.)

The process was longer than usual as the bread had to be started the day before, but well worth the wait.
The finished loaf is crusty, chewy and simply delicious!
And how better to use it than in a BLT (bacon, lettuce and tomato) sandwich with the first tomato from our yard! Heavenly!!
Well, I told you all I might have more art to show today, but I don't. I just didn't feel inspired today to work on anything (feeling sort of stuck with my latest piece), but hopefully that will be different tomorrow! I guess I created bread instead of art...

21 comments:

  1. I can smell the warm bread! Yummy!

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  2. oh, your bread looks wonderful! i now have an itch to bake bread. maybe i'll have time this weekend!

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  3. Yum! I can never resist fresh bread with a good crust, and I also enjoy baking my own when I have the time. This recipe sounds terrific, and the photos made me drool. Thanks!
    :)
    Hugs,
    Angela

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  4. That really looks amazing and your sandwich looks good too...maybe I need a snack!

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  5. Ooh, I'll have to try this! Nothing more homely than the delicious smell of bread baking in the oven!

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  6. Me, too! I love bread.. And this sandwich is inviting me to have a snack.. :)

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  7. oh that does look very very good - i have heard a few people discuss that bread recipe
    now, yet another winning review
    means i have yet another recipe to endeavor

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  8. Looks delicious!! And that bacon/tomato sandwich is making me hungry!!

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  9. Yum Yum, I can almost smell it! Your sandwiches looks just like art Silke ;) Hugs Annika

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  10. oh yes....there's nothing like a great piece (or loaf :)) of bread with a yummy, ripe, red tomato from the garden! my stomach is growling....
    :)

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  11. oh yumm Silke!!! I love to make homemade breads for Brad...he is in love with great baked breads...and I am too....I need to get some of that bread now!!! and the smell of bread baking...wow!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  12. Yum! Bread!
    I agree Silke, best thing to do if you aren't feeling the creative vibe, do something else positive. Cooking, walking, dog cuddling, reading, etc. Don't fret, the muse will return :)
    I know theothermousie tagged you recently, but I still had to include you on my list for the same award, you're just that awesome :)
    Hugs & Peace,
    Jo

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  13. Hi Silke, It look really tasty...I love bread, but I usually buy it directly from the supermarket, also my oven has tecnical problems and I don't usually use it.
    I am with Jo, the muse always returns, be sure of it, and don't worry.
    Kisses and hugs,
    Amalia.

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  14. Bread is my weakness....I can just taste the warm hard crust and soft center and just thinking about it in a BLT is too much...but quess what??? Your dinner that you had the other night with the smoked chicken, pasta, feta and fresh basil sounded so good I had to go out and get all the stuff to make it!! I already have the basil growing in a pot on my deck.....ohhhhh what a perfect combo! My husband and I loved it!! Thanks Silke!! Hope you all have a nice weekend!

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  15. what a work of art - that beautiful loaf of bread and that lovely sandwich!
    I could give up just about anything but bread!

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  16. Bread is definitely an art my friend! Thank you for sharing as it is always wonderful to have someone try something first and then, when it works out for them, to simply copy! :)
    Bon weekend,
    xo

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  17. That looks good enough to eat!!!

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  18. that sandwich is a work of art!...xx

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  19. Hello Silke!
    I also like homebaked bread. I just can eat that because I'm allergic to gluten...

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  20. Hmmm, frisches Brot...sieht super lecker aus!
    Wir essen immer "Home-made-Brot"

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