Boyfriend Bread

April 10, 2009

bread

I realize this doesn’t have much to do with the environment, but I just made a loaf of Meghan’s breadless bread and it turned out so well, I had to post it. I’ve always been kind of weirded out by the whole bread-making process on account of the yeast requirements. The idea of having a live, bubbling starter festering in a petri dish in my kitchen really gives me the creeps (I know, I just have to get over it).

And yet, and yet… as it turns out, the boy in my life really likes bread. Like, REALLY likes it. So for our one-year anniversary I decided to try and bake a loaf just for him, and when I realized Meghan’s recipe called for tons of healthy ingredients like ground almonds, arrowroot starch and pumpkin seeds but DIDN’T call for any yeast, I got excited.

Anyway, the finished product was pretty awesome — although it has a bit of a muffin-like consistency, it’s still good with both sweet and savoury toppings. Plus, it only took 45 minutes to bake and made the house smell yummers. I highly recommend trying this out on a weekend afternoon, when you have a bit of extra time for cooking, eating and perhaps a spontaneous flour-fight with a loved one.

In the mean time, does anyone have any other favourite bread recipes? Are there bread-oriented blogs out there worth reading? Is it wise to invest in a bread-maker or are those things sort of useless?

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