Monday, May 21, 2012

Strawberry Bread

Its strawberry season here in southwestern Ohio, and we went and picked almost 12 pounds of fresh berries on Saturday. 

I have made 16 jars of strawberry jam, strawberry ice cream, frozen one bag full in the freezer.

So of course what would the Bread Fairy want to make but BREAD, so I went googling ( my favorite past time I must admit) and found a great recipe.

I found it on one of my favorite blogs Strawberry Cream Cheese Bread, My Baking Addiction ( please click on link for recipe)

Mine didn't turn out so picture perfect, but darn it was delish !!!!

So here are a few of my pictures, during the making process... Enjoy !!

Thanks for stopping by !!!


The Bread Fairy

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sourdough Onion Herb Bread

More sourdough adventure.........

I again went on a searching spree and found this great recipe at Sourdough Onion Bread.  This recipe makes 2 one pound loaves of bread. I did change a few things up with the recipe. 

First I used some sauteed onions not dried, and I used olive oil instead of the butter.  Other than that I did use the bread machine and did as the recipe suggested and removed the bread dough at the end of the kneading cycle and not letting it rise in the machine.

This bread went great with our dinner of beef stew.

Sorry posting has been far and in between, but I am studying for my next certification test and classes are intense, so stay tuned more to come.

Have a great week !!


The Bread Fairy

Monday, May 7, 2012

Sourdough Whole Wheat Bread

I had some whole wheat flour to use up and wanted to use and feed one of my sourdough starter aka "Betty", but my starters are just regular ones not a whole wheat one. 

I found this recipe on Sourdough Wheat Bread. It used regular starter and half whole wheat flour and regular bread flour.  The only changes I made with this recipe were I used honey instead of sugar, and canola oil instead of melted butter. 

The recipe uses 2 cups of starter, so make sure you have enough one hand.

This bread is dense, chewy, soft and definitely has the sourdough twang to it.  The starter I used is about 2 months old, I can only imagine how it would have been if I had used "Wilma" which is 5 months old.

This dough has no yeast and depends totally on the starter, mine took a good 1 1/2 to rise.

Here is a great loaf shot...

Here's a great inside view !!

I highly recommend this bread.  It does start off in the bread machine, but you could use a stand mixer or just the old fashioned way by hand.

Thanks for stopping by............


The Bread Fairy