Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fruits of Our Labor

I made some bread over the past few days. The bread is a modified version of a Peter Reinhart recipe in Artisan Breads Every Day. I will post the recipe soon. It was absolutely fantastic. My family had a picnic while we watched the first episode of the new season of Downton Abbey. The first episode was pretty amazing-- even thought I've been reading spoilers all week it still went a lot of different ways that I imagined (especially with Mr. Bates' story line). It was a little bit uneven in the pacing, but still great. Can't wait for next week! The show and the bread were fabulous. The bread was a sourdough, but it was really sweet and nutty in it's flavor. My dad gave the crust of the bread a 9/10, which was pretty fantastic.
Crust was Fantastic.
Not Perfect Crumb, but YUM!

The bread was about 60:40 white:whole wheat. It was just lovely.
Picnic Spread

We also included one of our fresh home-grown cucumbers in the spread.
Cucumber from the Yard


  1. I'm so jealous of the picnic and the homegrown cucumber...wish I were there!

  2. We wish you were too! Our cucumbers are really fantastic. Our corn didn't do quite as well, but we also have lots of wonderful herbs on the porch in little pots.