weekend baking.

Mar 13, 2014

Last weekend was one for the books, the first with perfectly warm and sunny spring weather. Just gorgeous. In the morning we decided to clean up our little garden a bit and get it ready for the upcoming outdoor season. You know,  raking leafs, trying to rein in the moss epidemic that has spread during the wet winter and some overall organisation.

After that I tackled the giant task that was the 20 pound bag of apples my Mom somehow managed to sneak into the trunk of the car last time I was back home in Germany. Which was in December. Now, these weren't your picture-perfect Fuji apples, mind you, but wrinkly, bruised and browned ones my mother had foraged. And having them overwinter in our little shed in the garden didn't help their appearance either. So for almost two hours I cleaned, peeled and cut, with little breaks of reading and practicing the ukulele. Very domestic. What was left of the apples got turned into apple compote and apple-chestnut cream bread, recipe adapted slightly from Sara. It doesn't look like much, but fresh from the oven with some salted butter on top, it made for a great breakfast.

Turned out I was on a roll that day; after making a big batch of granola I decided to bake bread from scratch. You know with letting the dough rise overnight and all that scary stuff. Well, turns out it's not that hard actually, just some planning ahead and kneading and waiting, is all. I had a real moment of pride when I pulled that bread from the oven. Naturally, we demolished it in an embarrassingly short amount of time. I blame it on the salted butter, it makes everything taste like heaven. 

7 comments:

Nancy :

Sounds and looks like a wonderful weekend!

Anna :

Cheers for a wonderful weekend! Your bread looks amazing and I am longing for a little garden patch of my own after hearing about your weekend. I can't wait to see your spring shots of what you will grow over there.

PS.Loved talking to you again yday!

Angela :

We´re total homemade granola fans because of you! Making a batch right now :)

Priscilla :

Seriously impressed. I also feel strangely hungry now... All three things look amazing!

she. :

The bread looks amazing, there's nothing better than fresh baked bread.

Fernandetfirmin :

That pretty much looks like heaven ! Cheers to more sunny weekends in Amsterdam. Cause when it happens, you remember that it definitely IS the best city in the world ;)

Camila Faria :

My favorite kind of weekend: with a lot of baking (and, consequently, lots of yummy treats)!
Your bread looks amazing. I like to make my own bread too, but sometimes I'm too lazy and try the not so long versions (I have a few bread recipes that doesn't take too long to make from scratch).

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