Tuesday, 1 December 2009

The last supper

of Jerry's holidays, that is! A simple pasta with green salad followed by berries and cream with a pastry biscuit.

Ingredients: (all home grown) - tomatoes, parsley, oregano, garlic, darwin's lettuce, purslane, giant red mustard, plus some home cured bacon and home made cheddar. Pastry biscuits were home made (even the pastry!- thanks Nigella!!), and the brambleberries and raspberries were from our first pick of the season.

I also made a loaf of  "Jonna bread" - so named because the recipe came from my friend's Danish mother - for sandwiches.

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 packets (7g each) of dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 200g wholemeal flour
  • 300g plain flour
Make the dough in a mixer or by hand by simply combining all the ingredients. If you want to be really fancy you can add the sugar to the water (luke warm) then add the yeast and leave a minute or two before adding to the flour. 

Pour the mix into a full size bread loaf tin - or 2 smaller tins if using cake loaf pans. Let it stand for at least 10 mins - or until the dough has risen well (ie to the top of the tin). While this is happening you can preheat the oven to 200c.

Bake for 30-35 minutes. Note that this bread won't necessarily sound hollow like more 'traditional' breads when it's cooked, so it's better to go by colour (nice golden brown).

1 comment:

Aussiemade said...

Margo your crops are making me envious not a good thing, lol. I picked a small handful of red currants, raspberries and white strawberries, Fraises Des Bois, so understand completely how delightful Gerry last supper must have been. Totally home grown/made.

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