Thursday, January 10, 2008

grumpy old men, a loaf of bread, and ziti

This was a corner of our lake last weekend. We've been enjoying some nice temps - and everyone is out taking advantage of it. We regularly see ice fishermen, snowmobilers, and cross-country skiers. The great lazy dogs love having all of this activity to bark at - I think they're saying, "Come open the gate - we'll play with you!"

This was my third loaf of bread. I used parchment paper on the peel and stone, and I think it came out perfect. No burnt cornmeal, nice crust, and the taste is out of this world. My dough has been sitting in the fridge now for a week - and this loaf I definitely noticed a slight sourdough taste. Very nice.

Tonight I made baked ziti with roasted tomatoes from my garden (via the freezer!) and mozzarella. It was divine. For whatever reason, I've been in a cooking and baking mood lately - it can't last, but nice for right now!

8 comments:

Trailhead said...

**stomach grumbles**

That's it. I'm trying that bread. It looks gorgeous AND delicious.

Lynne said...

That looks so yummy! I'm definitely going to make that bread. Would you post your recipe for the baked ziti?

Giddy said...

That ziti looks like I could just reach out and stick a fork in it! Your boule turned out beautifully, as well.
I'm on my second batch of dough and am going to try the Peasant Loaf next. Oh my aching hips, they are going to get a lot wider with all this wonderful bread, so I guess the exercise bike will be getting more workouts. Did you watch the YouTube interview with Jeff and Zoe?

Toni said...

Hi,

Your lake is a lot busier then ours...we saw a few snowmobilers so far and thats it...your bread looks so good and your baked zity even better....Hope your winter is going well...toni

Becky said...

My mouth is watering! Oh that looks so good!

Zoey said...

That looks like a meal fit for a queen. Gorgeous loaf of bread!

kate said...

Both the bread and the ziti look delicious. I hope your cooking lasts so we get to see more yummy photographs!

Nan - said...

Oh, yum! Coincidently, a while before I came to your blog, I was reading the article in Martha's mag about the artisan bread.