Sunday, January 31, 2010

Corn Chowder and Rye Bread

Trader Joe's had a sale on corn kernels yesterday, so this is the result; paired with a simply rye baguette I made earlier in the week, a good winter meal--

Roasted Corn Chowder

Trader Joe’s roasted corn kernels
Roasted red pepper
Yellow sweet onion
Ground black, red, white peppercorns
Stock: Better than Boullion (Mushroom)


and here's the recipe for the bread:

Rye Baguettes

Bob’s Red Mill Organic Dark Rye Flour
Bob’s Red Mill Organic Rye Flour
Dos Equus lager
Soured Soy Milk
Soured Hemp Milk
Organic canola oil
Blackstrap molasses
Kosher salt
Caraway seeds
Dill seeds
Italian starter

Biga mixed 1/23/10
Baked 1/24/10

Saturday, September 26, 2009

White Whole Wheat Spelt

no photos; forgot to take them! But here's the recipe:

White Spelt Whole Wheat

2 cups King AArthur white whole wheat
1 cup Spectrum white spelt
1 cup Amish corn meal
1/2 cup Ground and whole flax seed
1/2 cup Ground and whole sunflower seeds
1/2 cup Ground raw pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup Hemp seeds
1 tbs Kosher salt
1 tbs Agave nectar
1 tbs Org. canola oil
1 cup Italian Camaldoli starter

Barm mixed 9/24/09
Baked 9/25/09

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Not bread, but a terrific dish

Saw a review of Robin Robertson's Vegan Fire & Spice (Woodstock, VA: Vegan Heritage Press, 2008) that made it sound interesting, so got it from the library. Tried the Baked Mahogany Tempeh-- terrific!

1 lb tempeh, cut into 2 inch bars
1/4 c soy sauce
2 TBS mirin
2 TBS agave nectar or brown rice syrup
2 garlic cloves
1 tsps chopped fresh ginger
1/4 tsp grd coriander
1/4 tsp cayenne
grated zest of 1 orange

Poach the tempeh in simmering water for 30 minutes. Place the tempeh in a shallow baking dish and set aside.

In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour the marinade over the tempeh and marinate at room temperature, basting often, for 30 mintues to an hour.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Bake the tempeh, basting often with the marinade, until golden brown, 20 to 30 minutes. Serves 4.

I used only 1 TBS of sweetener, and am not really convinced that's necessary. We baked for about 20 minutes, as the oven was reaching the temperature, so wasn't near the heat or time called for in the recipe. Still delicious.

Will buy the book. Other recipes look equally inventive and interesting.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Last of 08

Had a query about starter, so decided to grow one of the starters to share. And the coop had Chirstmas Ale on sale. Hence, bread using the Wychwood Bah Humbug! Christmas Ale, and the San Francisco sourdough starter, officially the Last Bread of 2008!

The starter working

loaves formed, ready for rising

here's the ingredient list:

Last of ‘08

Organic whole wheat bread flour
Organic whole wheat flour
Ground flax seed
Hemp seeds
Soy powder
Amish organic cornmeal
Soured soy milk
Wychwood Bah Humbug! Christmas Ale
San Francisco Sourdough Starter
Kosher Salt
Organic canola oil
Agave syrup

the loaves baked

and the crumb

Monday, November 17, 2008

Irish Wholemeal Bread

Made up loaves from a bag of King Arthur "Irish Wholemeal Flour" -- haven't tasted yet, and didn't let them rise enough since my time was limited. Here are the finished loaves:

and the dough, resting

and the San Francisco Sourdough, busily growing -- although after some nine years, it's Central Ohio Sourdough at this point!

Here's the recipe:

Irish Wholemeal Bread

KA Irish Wholemeal Flour
Amish organic cornmeal
Organic whole wheat
Organic soy powder
Al Blyth honey
Hemp seed
San Francisco sourdough starter
Soy milk
Organic canola oil
Kosher salt

Mixed 11/16/08
Baked 11/18/08

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Obama Victory Bread

Baked this on Election Day! Since we had to be at precincts at 5:30 a.m. to be election officials, put the loaves in the oven on a timer, and baked for a shorter time than usual since I knew they'd be sitting in the warm oven all day. The formed loaves rose overnight -- made with a combination of hard and soft winter wheat that I ground coarsely in the VitaMix. Should have let the loaves rise longer, but couldn't because of the election day requirements -- so they're not quite as high as they could have been. But the coarse flour gives a great texture.

Whole Grain Whole Wheat

Coarse ground winter wheat
King Arthur First Clear flour
Organic cornmeal
Organic high gluten flour
Ground flaxseed
Hemp seed
Al Blyth's honey
Columbus Pale Ale
Sour soy milk
Kosher salt
Organic canola oil
New England starter

Mixed 11/2/08
Baked 11/4/08

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wholly Rye

Some soy milk soured, so bread was the result; and since I'd just gotten some First Clear Flour from King Arthur, that suggested a rye. Here's the resulting three loaves:

And one loaf, isolated; it's brighter because it was taken with a flash.

and the recipe:

Wholly Rye

Org. Rye Flour
K.A. First Clear Flour
Soy Powder
Org. Cornmeal
Org. High Gluten Wheat Flour
Agave syrup
Kosher Salt
Hemp Seed
Ground Flax Seed
Black Sesame Seed
Whole Cumin Seed
Whole Coriander Seed
Whole Flax Seed
Sour Soy Milk
Columbus Pale Ale
Giza Sourdough Culture

Mixed 9/16/08
Baked 9/17/08

The high gluten flour was mainly used to feed the starter. Haven't tasted it yet; the aftermath of Hurricane Ike's winds on Sunday meant no power since then to Ann's studio, so we had to empty the refrigerator and freezer there, which has taken up a good part of the day!