Sunday, March 4, 2012

A little bit of baking...

In all fairness I must state that I started these breads on Friday and Saturday. But this is what I had to work with at this morning -

 And this is what I ended up with -

 Let me introduce you to the line up -
The Rye Bread is from the Jim Lahey book, My Bread: The Revolutionary No Knead Bread Method.

The Pain a l"Ancienne is from Food 52.

The Hot Cross Bun is a recipe I got from my sister who got it from.... my Mom! This dough is wonderful to work with it and just smells so good. And the finished product... well my sister and I make them every year so that has to say something.

And this is my entry for BYOB Bake Your Own Bread!
BYOB Badge 
 Okay where's the butter?

Oh yes and I almost forgot about dinner. Last night I made extra Aborio rice to go with our dinner. I am making a casserole that you will see later this week. After preparing the casserole this morning (I do most my by cooking on Sundays for the upcoming week) I still had a bit of rice. So I made Rice Balls. I remember Julie, I work with her, saying she baked her rice balls instead of frying them. I gave it a try. I had some of the amazing sauce from the Osso Bucco that I did not want to waste so I combined it with the Rice Balls and dinner was served, along with a big salad.


Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine said...

Nice job with this post, bread is my very biggest weakness so I am salivating over here on this whole screen! love that crusty bread omg!

Heather S-G said...

Oh, BEAUTIFUL! The rye bread and the hot cross buns look absolutely fantastic. That's my kind of weekend. Thanks so much for sharing them with BYOB this month :D