Thursday, January 6, 2011

Home Baked Goodness on New Year's Day

I don't know about you, but I've been wanting more and more to nest at home and make more home made goodies. After the indulgences of the holidays, I just feel like hunkering down by the fire, eating simple home made food, and having some quiet time.

We did just that on New Year's Day. We hosted a brunch for family, and hubby was inspired to make a rustic loaf of bread after his success with a thin crust potato pizza. We started off with the most basic of ingredients: yeast, some sugar, organic whole wheat flour and regular white flour, milk and eggs. And no recipe - made up by hubby as he went along.
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The process started the night before with prepping the dough. Plenty of kneading and mixing...
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There was something satisfying about watching the dough rise into a giant ball over time. The kneading process was repeated a few times.
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By morning, we were ready to put our masterpiece into the oven. An irregular shaped loaf was formed.
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And voilà, freshly sliced bread. I was just stirring out of bed when this popped into the oven so waking up to the aromas was wonderful.
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To accompany, we made pancakes with blueberry and strawberry compotes, sausages, Irish cut bacon, and mimosas. We had a few slices leftover the next day which made the BEST toast with smoked salmon and faux hollandaise sauce that we made with creme fraiche.
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4 comments:

MizzJ said...

Wow your hubs is amazing!! I would be scared to attempt something like bread making with no recipe.

quelle said...

mmm home baked bread! i want to try this :) happy new year!

Elisse said...

Hi! It's Elisse, aka @cuteshopper on Twitter :) Just wanted to stop by and see if you had pics of the potato pancakes - LOL! But this rustic bread loaf will suffice!

Hope you, Hubby and Nala are having a great start to 2011 :D

Baker Man said...

Lovin the ROhin Hood Flour!