Sunday, August 12, 2012

My New Favorite Bread Baking Book

We've had the cook book for months and I just hadn't taken the time to try anything from it. But with my latest bread baking phase, I gave it a go ... and made three types of bread. Thank goodness we have a freezer!
Swedish Limpa Bread (yum!!!)
The premise behind this book is that you spend very little time (no kneading) on making enough dough to last you for fresh bread for the week. You keep the dough in the fridge and then take however much you need, quickly form the loaf, let it rise and then bake it.
Pumpkin Oatmeal Bread (before baking)
It truly does not take any time at all, except being home while the dough rises and the bread bakes.
Most amazing Rye Bread!
I am totally hooked and Daniel is set with lots of good bread while I visit my family in Germany!
Last week, I also made a delicious pot of soup to go with the rye bread. :) It's Andrew Weil's Brown Rice and Asparagus Soup. (Click here for the recipe.) The recipe calls for the soup to be pureed before you add the asparagus. I opted to leave it as is - I liked the texture without pureeing it.
And with this I leave you for a while. I'll be getting ready for my trip today and tomorrow and am leaving on Tuesday. Tomorrow, we are taking the gray kitty who adopted us to the vet for a once over, after which he gets to come live with us. We are so excited!

I may or may not post while I am away. But no matter what, I'll be thinking of all of you and checking in whenever I can!

In the meantime, I wish you wonderful days filled with good food, friends, perfect health, beauty, art, sunshine and inspiration!

Silke

12 comments:

  1. Liebe Silke,

    da bekommt wohl jeder Appetit.

    Sommerliche Grüße

    Elisabeth

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  2. YUM!!! That bread looks delicious! Daniel may weigh a few more pounds when you get back!! LOL...Enjoy your trip, by the way...Also, how nice, about the gray kitty! :-)

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  3. Yum Yum I will be right over. Nothing like home made bread
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  4. The book sounds brilliant, no kneading.......wow and the bread looks very tasty, soup looking good as well. Enjoy your vacation. Annette x

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  5. All those breads you've made look SO good, Silke. I love bread, but try not to each too much of it. Why are so many of the good tasting things bad for us?
    I want to take this opportunity to wish you well during your travels. Have a wonderful time in Germany and enjoy every minute with your family and friends. Will miss you and hope to see some blog posts while you are away. Never been there, but I know Germany is a beautiful place and it's always nice to see photos from there.
    Take care, Silke.
    ♥ audrey

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  6. Silke-- just looking at that beautiful bread makes me want to run out and buy the book . The soup also looks wonderful-- I'm such an asparagus lover!!

    I'm excited about your kitty-- does Winslow know about this? Lol!! They will be best buds!

    Silke have a safe and wonderful trip to see your family. We will be looking forward to pictures later!!
    Xo
    Vicki

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  7. Dear Silke,
    You might not "do" awards but if anyone deserves a "Kreativ Blogger Award" it is you! Look at my post for today.
    Love,
    KAY

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  8. I would love to grab a copy of this book. It will surely help me in baking. I'm a newbie and I need all the help. Hope I can find one in the nearest bookstores.
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  9. This book is fabulous! By the 4-5th day the yeast isn't quite as strong, but I haven't met a bread I haven't liked:) Also, make sure your yeast isn't right out of the fridge (so at room temp.) or you kill it when you add warm water - it gets shocked is what I was told. Poor yeast - who knew it had such delicate feelings? My favorite so far is the Italian, duh! I love all things Italian. Do enjoy.
    Many Smiles,
    JoeyLea
    http://thelocustblossom.blogspot.com/

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  10. Hello dear! I am soo happy to see protected and such fine loaves! Hope you are well!!! Blessings.

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  11. It's a nice book. Thanks for sharing this. I love your blog too. God bless you.

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