Tonight I made “Blitz Bread” from the Baker’s Banter, King Arthur Flour’s blog. It’s a quick-rising bread — focaccia style — thanks to a full tablespoon of yeast. I added about a cup of feta cheese and sprinkled a mixture of Italian herbs (oregano, basil, rosemary, thyme, marjoram, savory and sage) over the top. It was very moist and smelled great. It wasn’t really my taste in breads — I tend to like the more large-crumb rustic crusty types — but it was quick and very popular with the guys (L & P).
We recently purchased a new refrigerator and as anyone whose voluntarily gotten a new fridge and disposed of an old functioning fridge at the same time knows, it’s a nuisance keeping everything cold during the interim while the new fridge is cooling down (Whirlpool says to wait 24 hours before putting food in the new fridge). So we spent weeks prior to taking delivery trying to eat down the food in the old refrigerator and freezer. What I’m getting at is this: no baking and no dessert making. And I’ve missed it.
This morning, I baked a rustic blueberry tart (recipe courtesy of Baking Illustrated) to take advantage of the wealth of fresh New Jersey blueberries that have been appearing in our local supermarkets. We haven’t eaten it yet but I’m really eager to taste it, accompanied by some homemade vanilla ice cream. Happy Independence Day!