Monday, March 21, 2011

Apricot And Raisin Bread


















I am still having bread fever and it is really contagious . Many of my friends are making bread every alternate days and I am also kneading away most nights :p  homemade breads taste so much better. My friends use the bread machine but I use my cake mixer with the dough hook and kneading the dough with the stretch and fold method which I learned from the BBA book :p  I love kneading and feeling the dough with my hands so that when it turns comes out light and nice..the satisfaction is beyond words :p  Each time it turns out great I will want to have lots of shots of the bread LOL!   Actually , I enjoy taking shots of my bakes and put them here for my friends and Piggies to drool and wet their keyboards...I am bad bad Momsie :p





















I really enjoy making this  bread...I used the same Cinnamon Raisin Walnut dough  recipe but add dried apricot and golden raisin instead of cinnamon and walnut.  It turned out great and I love the aroma of dried apricot....sweet smelling and taste good.  I have no regret buying BBA ...learned so much from Peter Reinhart...okay okay I am not  going to rant about it anymore or you will be sick of hearing about this author :p but for this BBA is my bread bible :) Love it to bits and I will be trying out his Rosemary Potato Bread soon...stay tuned I will it post it up as soon as I make it :)  Meanwhile enjoy drooling over my Apricot Bread photos ^^)






























































Please refer to my Cinnamon Raisin Walnut  for the dough recipe 
omit the cinnamon and walnut and use dried apricot and golden raisin instead :)



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6 comments:

  1. at really crazy about bread but at times would like to much lo. Especially if got a cup of Kopi O.

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  2. another rusty looking bread! so this must be the one that you were waiting to bake the other day..i must also try using dried apricots one day.

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  3. i wish to catch the contagious bread making fever! you've baked soooo many nice ones but i havent even get my hands on any of it! anyways, yours look so lovely and yummy! (:

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  4. Hi, saw your post last night 5 mins. after you posted but was too tired to look further. Totally agree with you that homemade bread is still the best!

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  5. That is so soft and yummy, lovely bread.

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  6. I understand bread baking is very addictive, that gives you the satisfaction and healthy goodie to enjoy. I'm with you.

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