World Bread Day (WBD) 2006
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Today is World Bread Day! And Zorra (Kochtopf) invited food bloggers to help celebrate the occasion. How could I refuse? I bake a lot of bread. We LOVE bread!
As you may have guessed from the title, I had some difficulty choosing what bread to make. I make sandwich bread every week. While I do like it very much, it doesn’t quite qualify as a festive bread and World Bread Day seems rather festive, don’t you think?
So I examined our various bread recipes and finally narrowed it down to four:
Because I was starting today, I could eliminate the couronne because I would have had to make the starter yesterday. (But I will be making it again soon. It’s just too good!)
We had decided to have broccoli stirfry, chicken & peanuts and rice tonight. That’s not Indian, so naan could be eliminated too.
I am a huge fan of grainy breads and really wanted to make the multigrain bread. I love the nutty taste and coarse texture. Someday I’d love to try making a Russian style blackbread. But T is not so thrilled with our multigrain bread (too grainy… too healthy… :lalala:).
But truth be told, I was leaning towards the molasses fennel rye ever since I found out about WBD. It is the first kind of bread that I ever made and probably what got me started on this bread making craze that has lasted at least 6 years now. And because of the recent reminder that I really do like fennel, I decided that molasses fennel rye bread was the winner. It’s stellar with pâté or cheese and fantastic toasted.
And then as I was perusing the list one last time, I couldn’t help but notice that it’s quite chilly in the house. It made me crave chili con carne; of course, we have to have corn bread with chili! And so that is how I decided what kind of breads to make….
We’ll just have the yeasted cornbread toasted with honey for breakfast! Yum!