This week, I have had fun with holiday potlucks! Do you have any idea how cool it is to show up with bread you baked yourself? Well.. maybe you do if you are a baker of desserts... but I am the lady who brings the salad (since every potluck needs one :-) So now - I bring salad and bread - what fun!
anyway - the loaves below were a blast!
Spinach Feta... most people say YUM..... sounds dubious to me... I DO like feta cheese - and I do like fresh spinach.. but cooked? Even steamed spinach is not something I care for... but in the interest of experimentation, here I go!
I did substitute frozen chopped spinach... and then another dilemma... each batch of dough is supposed to make 4 loaves though I seem to only get 3.... but still... who wants 3 loaves of something no one will eat? The directions say that it is easy to double or halve.... double, I agree... but to HALVE it, I need to figure out half of 1.5 tablespoons of yeast.... and this is too much work for me! But it's okay - I am finding that bread is a very forgiving thing to make :-)
Next fun bread is Sun-Dried Tomato and Parmesan Bread
|before I roll it up!|
I baked extra loaves for my church group and do have some willing victims to try it out so we will see what happens! AND I need to figure out what to do with the leftover spinach.... chop it up and hide it somewhere...
Both breads were demolished when I shared them..... I thought the spinach bread was okay - but others raved about it! I was really surprised.... I might be able to use that extra spinach in more bread for gifts or potlucks :-) The sun-dried tomato - parmesan was exquisite! It was reminiscent of pizza so even the tomato haters loved it. I will definitely make that one again!