Sunday, 18 January 2015

In The Kitchen

I spent this morning in the kitchen, baking French bread to accompany some homemade Leek and Potato Soup.  These days, I am craving warming soups and I much prefer homemade to anything out of a can.

Two loaves of bread can be baked with very little effort: I use the bread-maker to do the mixing and then remove the dough, form into two loaves and leave to prove before baking in the oven.

The finished soup with homemade bread and butter ~ delicious!
I had some blackberries earlier in the week, so I placed them in the freezer planning to try this recipe.  Blackberry and Apple Loaf is a new recipe to me and it has hints of nutmeg and mixed spice, filling the kitchen with a tempting aroma as it baked.

The finished loaf is a tasty treat and I will definitely make it again.  The only change that I made to this recipe was to substitute sunflower oil for light olive oil and it worked very well.


Tracy said...

YUM... more from the kitchen, Marie! Delicious--all your baking and the soup! I've not baked much bread since befor Christmas, so it is on my to-do/to-make list again now. I've been craving bread too. Been making soup a lot these days. I've not baked anything sweet... trying to watch the sugar & calories. ;o) Your Blackberry-Apple Loaf looks very good. I don't like olive oil in cakes, as I feel it impart too much flavor that detracts from a sweet, so I tend to use soya oil instead.

Rosie said...

I wish I lived close enough to drop by and share your wonderful soup and bread - it looks so warming and tasty:)

Candytuft Corner said...

Tracy - I agree with you. I can't imagine a cake made with Olive Oil and would not want to use the more highly processed varieties.

Marie x

Candytuft Corner said...


You would be most welcome, but it is a bit of a distance to travel.

Marie x