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Friday, February 12, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Red beets anyone? (3 HBin5 –Red Beet dough-)

February is flying by and Valentines day is right around the corner.
When I think of Valentines day I think red and Michelle from big black dogs who is hosting the HBin5 challenge seems to think red too. 
Our assignment for this part of the challenge has us using red beets and onions in some bread. When I read through the ingredients I knew right away that I would
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be using this  package of red beets and some roasted onions.
The fiasco with the wet apple filling from earlier this month was still fresh on my mind and the beets where nearing the expiration date and needed to be used.
I love the taste of roasted onions in bread and knew this would make a great compliment.
I was still wondering though how this bread would fare taste wise with the beets in it.
The dough came together nice and was just right in it’s consistency.
The question of “what now” came up the next day and with lunch time right there I thought some pan fried “Naan” style bread would be nice with that bowl of chili I was going to have.
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No sooner than this thought had finished some of that dough was frying away.
                     I liked the taste a lot. It was pretty dense though.

The rest of the dough was formed into a loaf and turned into some sandwich style bread.
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We had some of that  sandwich loaf for breakfast the next day. Topped with some butter, cheese, ham and eggs it was a perfect start into a new day.
I am very happy with the results of this bread. Nice crumb, moist and not dense at all.
The loaf is still as moist and fresh almost a week later. That is a winner in my book any day of the week.
If you want to make this bread (I am urging you to make it) open page 180 in the HBin5 book.
You will find this recipe and all the other breads we are yet to bake there. Now off to see how my dough is coming along for the next part of this challenge.

Next up is some bread using chocolate and espresso.
Yum, I am so looking forward to this one. I already have some things in mind of what to do with this dough. I have a heart shaped small springform and I will be using that for this part of the challenge.
Until tomorrow, happy baking!

12 comments:

Michelle said...

I love the Red Beet Bread and so far it's my favorite. Like the idea of the open-faced scrambled egg sandwich, perfect a breakfast treat!

Ezzie said...

I gather the roasted onions are bought there in Germany? They sound delicious! Would love to hear more about your life there!

Elwood said...

Roasted onions sound really good. I bet they made a great addition to the bread.

petra said...

Ezzie: yes you can purchase them here. I bet the french onions in a can like what americans put in a green bean casserole are close to them just not as small and maybe more ingredients in them.

Elwood: perfect fit!

Joanne said...

Yeah the beets did a really nice job of keeping the bread super moist! That was perhaps one of my favorite things about it. Beautiful loaves!

Bonnie said...

I tend to stick with the recipe as written. I am inspired by your creativity. What part of Germany do you live in?

Cristie said...

Oh, we will be making your egg sandwich this morning. What a great idea!

Judy's Bakery & Test Kitchen said...

Glad you found a recipe that you like! Baking it up as a bread was a great idea.

Danielle said...

wow...naan? great idea!!! And roasted onions probably had a heck of a lot more flavor than raw onions. Great job!

Cathy (breadexperience) said...

Red Beet Bread with roasted onions! What a great idea! I like that combo! And, your egg sandwich looks delicious!

Megan said...

Now that is some breakfast!

Carlyn said...

Roasted onions sound wonderful! Your breakfast with this bread is a great idea! It looks delicious!

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