Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Another Whey Bread

This time with whole wheat and sunflower seeds.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Whey Better

Making cheese like ricotta or paneer leaves you with about a gallon of whey. We heard that substituting it for water in bread recipes results in delicious, soft bread. It is very true!

Don't they look lovely?

Calzone From Scratch

Made with our own home-made ricotta!

Just like in the lasagna, the ricotta was so good in the calzone! Mmmm! 'Nuf said!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Bitter Beer Bread

This bread really should not be bitter. It's so easy to make, and has so much potential, that it's really a shame I used the kind of beer that's perfect for cake, but not so good for bread.
Seriously, doesn't it look good?

Ok, maybe not so much on the outside, but look inside:

And, as I said - SO easy to make!

Through the beer bitterness I could taste the sweetness I remembered from the amazing beer bread I had in some bar in Indianapolis or Cincinnati. I believe using a lighter beer (i.e., not EXTRA STOUT!!) would have made my bread taste exactly the same. Too bad, I still have 4 bottles of this beer. I guess I will just have to make more cakes and cupcakes with it.

BTW, since I couldn't finish all of the bread on the same night, I noticed that the bitterness subsided with time. The sweetness was more pronounced, so it wasn't all that bad :)