Monday, October 31, 2011

Easy peasy bread recipe, and another quick product review

So I want to share with you the bread recipe that I've been falling in love with lately.  It's not quite whole grain, but it is at least 2/3, so that's a good start!  One of the amazing things about learning to love to cook is realizing how easy some things are.  For a while earlier this year I was baking my own bread every week, because it's just that easy, and so much tastier, and definitely more economical.  I fell out of the habit this summer, but this bread is getting me back into it.  Which makes me really happy.  :)

Picture is way too dark, but the others were sadly all blurry!

The recipe is here, at 101cookbooks, one of my absolute favorite blogs.  She is vegetarian rather than vegan, but has some wonderful wonderful recipes, and I have gotten some wonderful vegan ideas by veganizing even her non vegan recipes.

This recipe takes no more than 15 minutes to mix up, and you have beautiful bread within hours.  To make it vegan I just sub agave nectar for the honey, which works perfectly.  I have also taken to frequently adding about 1/2-2/3 cup of sunflower seeds to up the healthy factor even more.  And it adds a fun little crunch.  :)

I also wanted to take this moment to share with you the amazing discovery this bread has caused me to make and do another quick product recommendation.

Earth Balance coconut spread is amazing.  Without a doubt no question the most "buttery" spread I have found.  Slathering it on a toasted piece of this bread is absolutely delicious.  There is definitely a hint of coconut in the background, but I like coconut.  :)  Nothing else even comes close to having the buttery flavor this spread gives, and man... I have to say I've missed that.  Nice to have it again.  :)


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