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SallyBR1's picture

My first bread recipe.... (post #65207)

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Last weekend I mentioned I made a bread recipe for the first time - well, of course it is just an adaptation, but I am happy with the results

this was a levain bread made with a little spelt flour, caramelized onions and goat cheese - very little goat cheese, but enough to counteract slightly the sweetness of the onions

 


 


American Citizen, with a tropical twist...


(May 29th, 2009)

 


 


http://bewitchingkitchen.wordpress.com

Marcia's picture

(post #65207, reply #1 of 13)

Looked earlier on your blog and saw this bread -- it's a thing of beauty, Sally, and your very own recipe, too, which is most impressive.

SallyBR1's picture

(post #65207, reply #2 of 13)

I still think it can be improved by using roasted onions instead of caramelized. Less moisture, maybe even more concentrated flavor. Perhaps a little balsamic vinegar to sweeten it up...

what do you think?

 


 


American Citizen, with a tropical twist...


(May 29th, 2009)

 


 


http://bewitchingkitchen.wordpress.com

Marcia's picture

(post #65207, reply #3 of 13)

I don't know, Sally. Roasted onions can be tricky, but if the caramelized onions are too moist, could it be that you aren't cooking them long enough? I'm no expert on them, but maybe you could reduce them more in a pan on the stove or in the oven. Just a thought.

Would you add the vinegar to the onions? I'm not clear about where you'd use it, but if that's your plan, it's worth a try. Are you able to get the fig balsamic which I see in certain markets? I haven't had it but it might be good unless you happen to have some of the real aged stuff, which is incomparable. Of course, you wouldn't use the very best balsamic in bread -- that would be like heresy, or something akin to it. ;-)

SallyBR1's picture

(post #65207, reply #6 of 13)

I think what I am looking for now is a bread in which the onions would remain as "definite bits", instead of incorporated into the dough so much. Not sure it would be feasible to do anyway... I have a picture in my mind, but from there to reality there's a huge gap :-)

 


 


American Citizen, with a tropical twist...


(May 29th, 2009)

 


 


http://bewitchingkitchen.wordpress.com

Marcia's picture

(post #65207, reply #7 of 13)

There's a Jewish onion roll called a bialy which you might want to check out, and other onion rolls in which the onions remain more distinct. You might want to search around a bit, and see if anything you find corresponds to the vision you have in your mind, but if I understand you correctly, I do believe what you want is feasible.

SallyBR1's picture

(post #65207, reply #8 of 13)

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How could I forget that????? Bialys has been on my list to do for ages, that is EXACTLY what I'm hoping for in this bread

Marcia, you are a very wise angel!

 


 


American Citizen, with a tropical twist...


(May 29th, 2009)

 


 


http://bewitchingkitchen.wordpress.com

Marcia's picture

(post #65207, reply #10 of 13)

Oh, thank you very much for those kind words. I made a guess, and a lucky one, perhaps. Good fortune on your quest. Your breads are very beautiful, and I know what a perfectionist you are. That's a good thing in a baker.

TracyK's picture

(post #65207, reply #12 of 13)

The Smitten Kitchen lady did bialys a while back, they sound divine: http://smittenkitchen.com/2009/03/bialys/


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SallyBR1's picture

(post #65207, reply #13 of 13)

I've got that bookmarked ever since she first posted, can you believe it?

It is amazing the number of things I have as a VERY HIGH priority on my list, but never gets done....

 


 


American Citizen, with a tropical twist...


(May 29th, 2009)

 


 


http://bewitchingkitchen.wordpress.com

Florida2's picture

(post #65207, reply #4 of 13)

That looks mouthwatering. Good job! I am in awe of you.

kateq's picture

(post #65207, reply #5 of 13)

The bread looks fabulous!

MEANCHEF's picture

(post #65207, reply #9 of 13)

That loaf brings French Brown to a new level.  If you can eat Spelt, you can eat anything. LOL


SallyBR1's picture

(post #65207, reply #11 of 13)

just a tiny bit of spelt there... even YOU would like it :-)

Of course, my next bread will have to have quinoa and then I'll make sure to FedEx a huge one for you!!!!

Aren't you thrilled?

 


 


American Citizen, with a tropical twist...


(May 29th, 2009)

 


 


http://bewitchingkitchen.wordpress.com