Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A Peasant's Lunch

Sometimes I love to just have something very simple, yet hearty for lunch.


Today we all shared a loaf of homemade bread, accompanied by some humus.




Simple Bread

(This is a recipe I've adapted from Laine's French Bread.)

1 1/4 cup warm water

2 heaping teaspoons brown sugar

1 T. olive oil

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

2 cups unbleached white flour

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

3 teaspoons yeast

Place all ingredients in the bread machine and set to the dough cycle. When cycle finishes remove dough from machine. Shape. Let rise for 20-30 minutes. Bake at 425F for 20 minutes. While still hot from the oven brush the top with butter.

Variations:

Place in standard loaf pan, place on baking sheet for french bread shape, make rolls, bread sticks, etc.

Add Italian herbs to ingredients. Sprinkle top with garlic salt after brushing with butter.

Use your imagination!

3 comments:

Lady Dorothy said...

Your peasants eat pretty well! It looks delicious!

Tiffiney said...

I am sooo glad you left a comment on my blog, I might not have found you if not!...your blog is awesome...I am starving just looking at all of this food...I can't wait to try out some of these recipes!! I am a vegetarian and I see a ton I want to try....specially this one...I love bread!! :0)

Gombojav Tribe said...

Tiffiney:

I was a wannabe vegetarian for quite a while. I still love making yummy meatless meals and dishes. So, keep checking back. I'm sure there will be lots more veggie-friendly foods for you to try!

Thanks for visiting!