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.
Truth in advertising… I have no idea how much mint, feta and olives I put in this recipe. Like most things I do, the recipe was kind of thrown together with available parts.
Simple thoughts… I think I’m in love with coriander.
Something magical happens when you open the oven and smell the powerful aroma of baked bread with rosemary – something almost spiritual. Ohm…
Becca and I love to go to 15 Church, a restaurant here in Saratoga Springs. The other day, they served a semolina crisp with sesame, caraway, and poppy seeds… ooh yummy!
For Sawyer’s French class holiday party, he wanted to bring in some bread. Since he brought in baguettes for the last party, he wanted to choose something different: a fougasse that is sweet to the tongue and interesting to the eye.
If you want to celebrate Adirondack cuisine, pickings are lean. You’ve got peppermint pigs and maybe maple syrup. May I introduce a new possibility? Adirondack Pine Focaccia – made with Adirondack IPA and white pine needles.
Getting some snow tomorrow. This Savory Portobello Bread – with portobello mushroom, green onions, garlic, and capers – is a nice send-off to fall and a hearty, savory welcome to winter.
When the world is upside down, do something that brings you joy… like baking these Chipotle Fig Baguettes (the sweetness of figs and honey combined with the smoky bite of dried chipotle pepper is awesome!).
A few weeks ago, we had an end-of-summer porch party. I got all Martha Stewarty (real word) and made these Turtle Bean & Black Pepper Crisps with some yummy cheese spread.