I do so love an herb bread. Thought it was about time to honor the bastard step child of the seed family: celery seeds. In the allergen hall of fame, celery seeds are second only to peanuts. Bet you didn’t know that.
This recipe is based off my Mom’s Beer Rye Bread from her Breads from Betsy’s Kitchen cookbook. In it, she recommends using a dark beer. I only had a Summer Honey Wheat beer, so I used that.
I was tempted to call this Coffee Chocolate Sex Bread but I couldn’t quite figure out how that third part would work. I mean, what a trifecta though! I tacked on the “not too sweet” because the coffee and coffee flour add the bass notes while the chocolate plays the melody. That would be so cool if it made sense.
Because alliteration is cool. And pretentious. You want to know what’s even more pretentious than alliteration? Using goat milk, that’s what.
I wanted to use corn. But I didn’t. Fortunately, I don’t lug around my regrets. There is always a next time… and there most definitely will be. This bread has a sweet, mellow, warmth.
Bread is magic. Garlic is magic. Put them together and you have super powers. Add cheese and you are invincible as well. I don’t dabble in hyperbole. This is serious stuff.
Happy International Women’s Day! Make this awesome bread for the amazing woman of your choice. Seriously. Doesn’t even need to be someone you know. Just bake and deliver. Bread pretty much says, “You are awesome” all by itself.
A smooth, subtly sweet, suggestively savory loaf (suitable for sandwiches and soups).
Becca told me the other day that cheese breads were my jam. Sesame Cheddar, Basil Havarti, and now Pesto Parmesan. She said I should specialize in cheese breads. Which is interesting because I once dreamed of opening a local fromagerie. That’s right, I dream of cheese – and sometimes honey – but mostly cheese.
Fresh cranberries soaked in rum, rolled in cane sugar, and baked in a bread laden with flaxseed. Really, really yummy bread. And yes, of course I drank the rum. And no, I’m not a lush. And possibly, I might be fibbing… but not about the bread.