Monday, January 08, 2007
UPDATE: Here is a good page about this "no knead bread" - used the original article from the New York Times, but this is a great little page:
Today I got to wake up and finish making my "No Knead Bread" - an 18-hour overnight project! My little loaf didn't rise as much as I thought it would, but it turned out so beautifully!!! I just can't believe how pretty it is. It's also scrumptiously delicious. I am very excited. You wouldn't necessarily know it from reading my blog, but I absolutely love bread more than almost all other food. I love it so much, in fact, that I never buy it... because I have a hard time controlling myself in its presence. I was very delighted with this friendly little loaf, and had two warm pieces with my leftover soup for lunch.
Then... I got busy making Chris's tangerine cinnamon rolls. Believe it or not, I really did have some tangerines to use up, so I was happy to see his amazing looking recipe. I haven't ever made cinnamon rolls before. It was fun kneading the dough, and it turned out perfectly. It was actually a really easy recipe. Unfortunately though, mine got a bit too overcooked... I don't really know why. My oven cooks at temperature, but it must have been something about my ingredients. The are a bit too crunchy to be perfect, but they are still great tasting. I think I'll try again another time, and maybe not roll out the dough as thin, and get them to cook closer to one another, so they are more doughy. Even with these issues, I have already eaten two! Ha ha. Luckily my doggies eagerly pulled me along on a long speedwalk this afternoon, so I'm not feeling too guilty.
Tonight we used up 3 different noodles that we had left in our cupboard, with some homemade tomato sauce. We used some pureed organic vine-ripened tomatoes that my sweet friend Jane gave me. Yum! Don't worry, we also had a huge bowl of broccoli with dinner. ... although this was a pretty fun starchy day! :)
Hope you had a nice day.