The weather has been awful. Fall is at peak here, trees in red, yellow, orange and purple; however, the dark gray clouds hang over everything. It does not even rain properly, just a slow melancholy drizzle. Makes you want to put on a black smock and read Sylvia Plath.
So, I've been on a bread-baking spree.
First, a banana-walnut bread for breakfast. There are no walnuts in the original, but hey, tweaking the recipes is half the fun. I also used half regular and half whole wheat flour.
The recipe that took over the world in 2006 finally hit our home.
Yes, I bought a 40-buck Lodge enamel cast iron pan specifically for this bread.
Yes, it looks like an ugly balloon.
But, the crumb! The crust! The taste!
It tastes quite like a sourdough, I thought. And the little mycobacteria like rods are actually dried thyme, which is all I dared add to the famous recipe. Check out the Goddess's page.
Next step, to make the baby loaves and use them as bread bowls for soup.
P.S. I'm not very good at taking pictures, but the camera is the Nikon D40 SLR, which I recently bought for A. Other cameras that we considered were the Nikon D40X and the Canon Digital Rebel Xti/ 400D. They were all good, but this one had the added advantage of being compatible with our Nikon film SLR lenses.