Sunday 6 October 2013

Thyme-Rosemary-Galic Bread and Granny Squares

Hello all!

It has been a busy weekend! It's so lovely to actually have the weekends off! I am a fully qualified teacher for German, History and English (High School) but since our move to Dortmund I am working in a different job. I have a 30 hour contract with a scholarship organisation and I love every second of it. 30 hours mean that I have a three day weekend which is brilliant. When I was a teacher I usually worked all weekend but now there is free time! Hurray!

Yesterday I baked a very yummy bread. I wanted to have a recipe which only contains ingredients I always have in the house, so I did a bit of experimenting. The outcome: A Thyme-Rosemary-Garlic bread! So easy, so quick and so yummy!

Thyme-Rosemary-Galic Bread (for one loaf)

300 grams All purpose white flour
1 sachet dried yeast
250ml milk (luke warm)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1-2 tablespoons rosemary
1-2 tablespoons thyme
1/2 clove galic (I love, love, love garlic. If you don't eat as much garlic as I do, you should use 1/4 clove only)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt

Mix all dry ingredients. Add the liquid ingredients and mix well (a good yeast dough needs at least 5 minutes of kneading!).

Put into a bread form/tin, cover with a wet towel and let rise for 40 minutes at a warm place (or until it has doubled in size. Mine only look 25 minutes). Coat with a little bit of olive oil.

Note: It's autuum here but the heatings aren't turned on yet and so it's though to find a warm place. I discovered that my yeast doughs are happy campers when I put them on my warm cherry pit cushion!

Preheat the oven to 175 °C. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!

Granny Square

Recently I bought 7 kg of yarn on ebay (YAY!). I already did a lot of different projects but this week I wanted to do something granny square like. Granny Squares were my first crochet project (learned from Michelle and Janelle) and I love them! Still I wanted to do something different and so I found this variation. Not sure I like it as much as the normal squares but I will finish the baby blanket anyway.

Take care everybody!

P.S. I would love to see some comments!

1 comment :

  1. I do it neartly the same way- ray- pit- cushion :-)
    Hugh u, Anne, regards from Oldenburg! Kathrin