Hey folks. I’m here with a quick bread maker recipe. Did not turn out quite as light and airy as the one the day before but hey, who cares, it’s fresh bread. I experimented as I often do. So the result was quite lovely.It’s funny that I don’t eat bread very often but I sure make and buy a ton of it. The rest of the crew like it so I have to keep them happy. Otherwise it`s anarchy.
I am doing a weekly post entitled “farm fresh friday”. This week was a bit of a bust. I have been swamped with other stuff so not overly organized. I think the key is for me and Kiana to go to the market on thursday then make something inspired by our finds with it on friday. So that will be the new routine. Trying to shop on a friday is nuts and Kiana works so we’re limited on time. From here on out I declare all fridays to be farm fresh friday. Feel free to join me in this if you`d like. The more the merrier.
So here`s the bounty from yesterday. Or at least what I could fit in the bowl. Didn`t have time to be fancy with it. Here you go, be jealous people, be very jealous!
I was so excited to get to Remark Farms yesterday only to realize they closed at 8 pm not 9 pm as we thought. We had 10 minutes to run through. I think we did well to be honest. I set a budget of $30 per week but we went over by $10 this week. But it`s okay as I really wanted an oil and a vinegar with the groceries. They carry stuff I cannot get in town. Our grocery stores quite honestly suck really bad here. It`s a small town so if you want something different it ain`t gonna happen. Next on my list is cardamom and vanilla beans. I cannot get them at our local stores. So hopefully this place will have them. The goal is going in once a week for better quality fruits and veggies than I can get here, also to get cooking items I really want. So I think I may have to increase the budget to $40 a week so I can get maybe one oil and one vinegar per week in addition to my fruit and veggies. I love this store. Used to go in constantly when I worked out nearby. It is so fun to poke around and look at all the fun stuff. I wish I would have remembered the cardamom though. I cannot find it here and it`s driving me nuts. I have never tried it and would love to yet finding it is next to impossible. Anyhow hope you enjoyed the pics and the rambling.
Pesto Bread (bread maker):
*disclaimer*- I did not have fresh parsley handy so I used dried. I beg of you people, use fresh as it will look and taste better.
1-1/4 cups water
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/3 cup finely chopped FRESH parsley
1 tablespoon dried basil leaves, crushed
2 tablespoons sugar (you can reduce to 1 if you like)
1 tablespoon garlic salt or powder
1-1/4 teaspoon salt
3-3/4 cups white flour
1-1/2 teaspoon bread machine yeast
In your baking pan of your machine, add all ingredients in order.
I find it helps to make a little well for the yeast.
Put pan in bread machine and lock in.
Select basic bread setting.
Select your crust, I always go dark.
Hit start and wait for the magic to happen.
Mine takes 3 hours and 50 minutes.
Remove carefully, it`s hot folks.
Cool on a wire rack.
So I will definitely try this one again with fresh ingredients. It does not look like pesto bread at all. My own fault for not buying the fresh stuff. I swore I would always share my misses as well as my successes so here you go. I am honest to a fault. This bread could have been better. But again, it`s fresh bread so who`s going to complain.
So I will be back with today`s post later since this is yesterday`s post. It is after all Steak Saturday!!! So I shall return later with a couple of fun recipes if all goes well. And some fun stuff I want to show you guys. I went shopping! And I am so excited cuz I never go shopping! I got some free stuff! Are you dying to know what I got…are ya….are ya….check back later and see what this lunatic turned her gift card into. Magic, everyone likes magic.
Toodles and smoochies friends! xx
Photos missing due to a G+ incident. They will be replace soon.