Dienstag, 20. März 2012

TWD: Irish Soda Bread

On the one hand, I really like the new TWD-rules: Baking every other week sounds much more do-able than every week. On the other hand, I get a bit out of the routine and forget - is it baking week, or not?

Well, this week it is baking week and I am glad  I did remember, because I love bread baking.

As with so many american recipes I never heard of "soda bread" before, and have no idea if what I made is near anything it should be. But I followed the recipe as written so I hope I made it right.

However, I liked the bread I got out of the oven. I am especially a fan because it is easy, easy, easy in the making, doesn't involve any waiting time for rising, and I like the taste because I like "sour" breads. When I made some google-search what a soda bread might be, I saw that many are made with more ingredients to fold in and I can imagine doing some of these variatons very soon.

Dienstag, 6. März 2012

TWD: Rugelachs

This is Rugelachs, part II. I made the Rugelachs from Dorie Greenspan's "Baking" not too long ago as one of the rewinds end of 2011.

Rugelachs are not all that common where I live. But ever since I held "Baking" in my hands for the first time, I was very muched appealled by their looks. I really like them but had always been  a bit timid. They are not really hard in the making and even if you are no heroine in food presentation, they always look good anyways - but: it involves many steps and a lot of waiting time in between. Nevertehless, it is for sure worth the fuzz and if you have the time you should try them!

I made mine with orange marmelade and cranberries and loved them! If you are interested in the recipe, head over to Margarets page "The Urban Hiker" or Jessicas page "My baking heart" - or have a look at pp. 325-327 Dorie Greenspan's/Julia Childs Baking with Julia.