Friday, March 19, 2010

Avocado Guacamole and Pesto and Pine Nut Breads

Our assignment for the "Healthy Breads in Five Minutes a Day" baking group was to bake a "Avocado Guacamole Bread"and a "Pesto & Pine Nut Bread."  I'm just about to put away my baking supplies for a short break, but just had to try these breads.

I think I added a bit too much water to this batter, while trying out my new dough whisk.  I think that next time I will add the flour mixture slowly to the water.  That way, I can get every corner of the tub mixed in with the dough whisk before it's too thick.  Then, I will use my hand to enjoy the dough while mixing!

This bread became slightly bent out of shape when I put it on the stone.  We thought it tasted like a good whole wheat bread.  With the tomatoes and avocado in it already, it was just a shortcut to adding cheese for a good sandwich!

I heard a lot of good comments about the great smell of the pesto pine nut loaf as it baked in the oven.  It did smell nice!  The picture above shows it before it went into the oven.  The picture below shows it baked, just before we eat it.  I planned the whole menu for tonight around it--salad, spicy salmon fillet, rice pilaf, sesame/soy green beans!  This bread was a definite "10!"

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  1. Your breads look fabulous! I didn't think just to add cheese for a sandwich with the Guacamole Bread!

    Your dinner for the Pine Nut Bread sounds so good...ENJOY!

  2. Those two recipes where real winners in my book. Happy to see you where able to get yours done before taking a break. You might want to do the carrot one though, it sounds lke it will be great too

  3. Your bread looks beautiful. I love the before and after shots. My family really enjoyed this bread and now off to discover the carrot bread!

  4. thats the fun of making artisan bread... the unpredictable shapes that happen. Your breads look great!