Thursday, March 11, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday & HBinFive Braid

H is for Healthy Bread
I recently joined the HBinFive bread group hosted by Michelle at Big Black Dog.  I love to bake and cook but I have not had good results in the bread category.  Michelle's group is baking their way through a new cookbook by Jeff Herlzberg M.D. & Zoe Francis called Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day.  The breads we are suppose to bake and link up on the 15th are Pesto Pine Nut Bread and Avocado-Guacamole Bread.  I mixed up the Pesto Pine Nut Bread and a Soft Whole Wheat Sandwich bread this past Sunday.  You let it go through the first rise on your counter top and then place in the fridge until baking day.









As you can see my container was not quite large enough for the whole wheat bread.
















My week started out busy and I did not get to bake until Tuesday evening.  I baked the loaf of Pesto Pine Nut Bread and I believe it came out as it was suppose to.  We tried it with a slice of mozzarella and a little olive oil drizzled over it.

























I also baked a loaf of the Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread.  It came out fine except I read the recipe wrong and I needed to use more dough than I did.  The next loaf I used the remainder of the dough but I think I should have adjusted the time more than the five minutes I added.  This is what the two loaves  looked like.










Hubs made some grilled sandwiches the next evening that were really yummy.  Sorry,  I did not get pictures of the sandwiches to share.  The next evening I used the rest of the Pesto Pine Nut Bread to make a pizza.  Hubs and I both liked it best this way.












There is only the two of us so I will not be mixing up more than one batch at a time from now on.  As my husband said we have had a lot of healthy bread this week.  Please go over the Jenny Matlocks to check out the rest of the participants in the Alphabe-Thursday game here.
Jenny Matlock
Of course I am also linking this post up to the HBinFive Braid on the 15th here:

http://www.bigblackdogs.net/
I promise HBinFive group the next Braid post will not be as long!  Hoping to still try the Avocado-Guacamole Bread.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

26 comments:

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Your breads look delish!! And I'm a bread baker so I know good bread when I see it.

Pass the butter,
Lynn

mrs. c said...

I have seen the HBin Five bread but since my huddy is gluten-free and I would be the only one to eat it and I adore bread and try not to eat too much of it,I have not done it. I think making bread is so much fun especially my cinnamon rolls with the XXX sugar icing drizzled over the top! Yum!! CAn I use this recipe to make those rolls? I might have to do it!

Riet said...

That bread looks yummy. I can smell it here

Short and Sweet said...

Great healthy bread ideas. Make sure you use soft butter instead of hard butter as stated in my "H" post! Thanks for your comment.

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness! Look at how much your bread rose, clean out of the container! But that's a good thing even though it might have made a mess to clean up!

Gorgeous loaf of bread too and your pizza looks delicious!

jeff campbell said...

Really love bread, but as Mrs C said, I am GF. I do manage ok with some of the GF breads. I have yet to try making my own...I should. Great post, and wonderful Haiku:-) Peace

Pondside said...

That makes me want to get out the yeast and start up a batch!

Melinda Cornish said...

oh that healthy bread looks so good......it is healthy till I put all the butter on it...hee hee....great h post! melinda

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

There is nothing better than the smell of bread baking, except maybe a piece warm from the oven with a pat of butter..

Amanda said...

Oh, yum! Your bread looks amazing!

Rose said...

That bread looks so good. Mmmmm, how exactly do we get to your house....*wink*.

Michelle said...

Wanted to let you know that I grew up in Detroit and Flint areas in Michigan.

Steph said...

Mmm... looks so yummy. I am a bread addict and this looks wonderful (hearty and flavorful) even from the pictures. Wish I could have smelled it coming out of the oven.

Jo said...

oh my ... that looks so yummy!

Cristie said...

I love both of the breads you made. And your pictures are worth a thousand words! The pizza looks so delicious.

Mama Peck said...

Wow! Such beautiful breads!! Someday I'm going to figure out how to get mine to raise like that. sigh. In the meantime, I love seeing great examples, like yours, of what they're SUPPOSED to look like. Thanks for sharing. :)

Jenny said...

This looks like a book I would enjoy!

Thanks for a great H post!

A+

Bonnie said...

I am loving the over-risen dough. You made a lot of beautiful bread this week. Maybe you could make smaller batches in the future so you don't have so much to eat. I do that sometimes. So much bread so few people to eat it here.

Petra said...

Now that is a Pizza!

Femalechef said...

Love your pizza!!!

mub said...

Using the pesto pine nut bread for pizza is brilliant! I bet it was delicious.

Erin said...

That pizza looks SO mouthwatering! I loved the basil flavor of the dough, and would imagine that it made a great pizza!

Joy said...

Ha! I love the pic of the ww dough! Your pizza is beautiful! And pairing it with mozzarella sounds like a great idea.

Elwood said...

Your loaves looked great. The dough rising up out of the container was great, just proves that it's a living thing. Great pizza too.

Cathy (breadexperience) said...

I've had that happen with the dough a time or two myself.

That pizza looks delicious! I loved this dough!

Old Pop said...

Love the picture of the dough escaping--been there, done that. Great breads.