Friday, May 30, 2008

Healthy Whole Wheat Oat Loaf

I decided to make up my own recipe this time. I based it off a few different recipes in Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, but used a bunch of different things I had on hand that sounded good and felt like they would make a substantial and healthy loaf of bread. I think it came out pretty well. A nice sour hint, soft crumb, decent crust and color. Not bad for a first experiment. I used a little starter, yeast, salt, honey, rye, whole wheat, oat bran, flax seeds, and whole oats. I think it will make nice sandwiches and it is plenty good with a touch of butter.

Sesame Semolina Batard

Sesame Semolina Batard you silly bastard.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Pizza on the Grill

Not your classic grilled pizza. This time I actually put the baking stone right on the grill and cooked the pizzas on the stone with some water in a metal cup on the side for the steam. The pizzas looked great and were okay to eat, but the crust was definitely on the charred side. I'll have to experiment some more in order to really get this one down. It was nice on this near 100 degree day to not heat up the stove in the house though.

We made three small pizzas for dinner, all with a semolina crust, basic tomato sauce and mozarella - one with pepperoni, one bbq chicken and one plain pie with fresh basil.

Good enough to try to hone in the cooking heat and time in order to perfect the crust.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Whole Wheat, Oat, Raisin Scones

I found a nice scone recipe at a new favorite blog Farmgirl Fare for whole wheat, oat and raisin scones. It uses white whole wheat flour, which is a little lighter than regular WW flour, and which I happened to have in the house. It is so nice to get up in the morning and realize you already have all the ingredients in the house for scones. We had them warm from the oven with butter and some homemade pomegranate jelly from a friend at work (thanks Dave!).