Thursday, April 7, 2011

A Healthy Loaf

I did it, yes I did. Am I pleased with myself? Yes I am! In the past there have been attempts at bread making with only mediocre results, and then there was the time of the experimental, super duper, whole wheat health bread (brick comes to mind).
But now, that is all in the past, as I have conquered the whole wheat flour. Out came the best reading glasses and a pile of baking books from the good old days, back when they put all sorts of things in the bread that was really good for you....So, guess what I found. Dr. Cowen will be so pleased, he will think I am the best wife in the whole world. He said "more vegetables and more fruits". And that is what I did.


Whole wheat bread with carrots and raisins (veg and fruit, ha!) and it turned out so moist and good and not at all like a doorstop. My sweety loved it!
Blackstrap molasses and Mr. B's honey from his very own bees.


Here is where I found the recipe, ah yes, the good old '70's.


I feel like a entire new world has been opened up to me. I am no longer in fear of trying new, healthy and unusual recipes...I guess the sky is the limit now! I am a happy woman.

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Have a wonderful weekend whatever your plans may be.

xo

16 comments:

Lola Nova said...

Hooray, I new you could do it! Bread, wonderful home baked bread! You know what? I have that same bread book! My grandmother gave it to me when I was around 13 and getting into baking. It's falling apart now :)
Happy bread making!

Michelle said...

That bread looks yummy! Great job! I am going to try my hand at bread in the near future. Maybe I will try your recipe. Love the healthful ingredients. And your own home grown honey....wow, now that is way cool.

Heidi said...

You did it, This is something I still can't do I'm at the brick stage myself still!!

Red Gate Farm said...

Yum... that sounds fantastic. And I think my mom has that cookbook from the 70's! I may need to borrow it for a bit... or a bite :)

~Chris

Life in Rehab said...

Well done, Sherri! It looks just fantastic!

flwrjane said...

Oh yummy, I am so hungry after an insane day at work I would kill for a slice of that toasted with some peanut butter.

xo Jane

mamas collection said...

Sherri! I still use that book as well! My favorite Irish Soda Bread and Banana bread recipe came from that book...! Sadly, my cover was gone many years ago....

Kami said...

The bread looks amazing! And I am on the waitlist for Mr. B's honey...you know where I live.

Lindsay Jewell said...

Wow. I'm drooling! That bread looks amazing. I love finding old cookbooks with timeless recipes. Good stuff, and well done!

Edward said...

Wow that bread looks real good, I love home made bread never made any of it myself, probably for the best.
Regards
Edward

Clara said...

How lovely!

Vintage Barn 27 said...

Looks delicious and healthy too! Yummm

My Spotty Pony said...

Sorry it has taken so long to stop by your blog. I am not so good with bread making but your lovely whole wheat loaf with carrots and raisins looks fantastic... well done!
Have a great week, Abby x

pilgrimscottage said...

Your bread looks sooo good! If only I could eat gluten, I'd sure try the recipe. Am glad you got it to come out great and enjoy!

Princess and the Pea said...

Pooh yum! I love making bread but don't do it very often. My mr B won't eat fruit and veg so that be a really good way to get it into him!

Bet the home made honey is delicious too! My favourite thing to eat in Morocco was thick Moroccan pancakes drizzles in runny honey that tasted of lavender.... Mmm my mouth is watering!

Princess and the Pea said...

Just noticed spell check corrected my oooh to pooh! Sorry about that, it was not intentional!