Sunday, June 26, 2011

Lemon Poppyseed Bread with Blueberry Jam





I used the bread maker again.  Came out even better this time.  I think in order to get a good crust you really need to pull it out hot and not let it cool in the bread maker.

Bread:
Bread Flour 3.25 Cups
Water 1.5 cups
Yeast 1.5tsp
Poppy Seeds 3 Tbsp
Dried Crushed Lemon Peel 2 Tbsp
Sugar 2 Tbsp
Salt 2 tsp
Margarine 3 Tbsp

I added it all in the bread maker and let it do its magic.

Jam:
6 Cups of Blueberries
3 Cups Sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
Lemon Juice 1/4 cup

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Great mistake






So I was trying to make roasted garlic bread in my bread machine.  I accidentally turned off the machine at the time I was supposed to add the garlic.  I decided to just bake them based loosely on a method from Alton Brown.  The pulled the dough out of the bread machine shaped it studded it with roasted garlic and let it rise.  The important part here is slashing the top of the loaf, the corn starch wash, and the water pan in the oven.  These work together to create a great crispy crust along with a soft crumb.  Odds are this loaf won't make it past tomorrow night.