Saturday, April 04, 2009

Bread Redemption

Fry Bread

I have been in a bread frenzy lately.

I learned to make fry bread for Navajo Tacos. I'm not sure that's "pc," but I don't know what the correct term would be. I love tacos and have been trying new things, like fried tortillas and taco salad. Last week I made Fry was so delicious. I even had enough left over to make one with cinnamon and sugar for dessert. Man, was it good.

I've tried to use yeast a couple different times in my domestic history and none of the attempts have yielded a successful result, so I tried a "quick bread." I found a recipe for "Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread," as found on It was okay. It was sweet and probably would be good for strawberry shortcake, but it was so crunchy...I didn't love it. Then, on a blog I started reading recently, I found a recipe that sounded easy, for simple French Bread. It called for yeast which initially made me very nervous, because I'm never sure about the temperature of the water. Tony says my hands are made from asbestos because I can withstand very high temperatures of water and they just feel "warm," to me. So, I got out my candy thermometer and actually boiled the water and then waited for the temperature to go down to where I needed it. It was perfect and the bread came out truly divine. I love, love, love this recipe and will be making it again and again. It was so easy and so delicious. The texture of the bread was very smooth. It would also make a great garlic bread.

So there you have it, the domestication of Anna Onofrio, part deux.

A sad little lump of soda bread

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lissyfarnz said...

Wow! Your bread looks fantastic! Will you share the recipe?

GramMO said...

Nothing like a beautiful loaf of homemade bread. Blesses a family five times: hands, nose, eyes, mouth, tummy! Soda bread was the kind dad and I made together on one of our "dates". I have a picture of it and us somewhere.