Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Easy French Bread

from "La Dolce Vegan!" pg. 269, with half white & half whole wheat flour, and topped with poppy seeds. The recipe name is accurate, and the hardest part was waiting 1.5 hours for the dough to rise. We occupied ourselves with a hike, which really activated our appetites. So we popped the bread in the oven upon return, and waited 20 (long) minutes. Not an easy task given the hunger level and the smell of fresh baked bread in the air, but well worth the wait!



I wanted to try this recipe after reading about Laura's French bread at Eden in the Kitchen. In her post, she includes a cute photo of herself in Paris holding French baguettes. What a fun idea! So here are a couple old photos of myself holding baguettes in Paris.

They take me back to 1999 when Art and I stayed in Oriane's family apartment in the St-Germain-Des-Pres area. The photos flood my mind's eye with memories of the museums, art galleries, churches, architecture, parks, wine, outdoor cafes, and adventure....


Ahhhhhh, Paris.
I can't wait to go back.







and here, you see, I couldn't wait for lunch!




12 comments:

Taylor said...

The bread is gorgeous with the slits and poppy seeds. I'm sure it tasted good, too.

Melody said...

Your bread looks so good! There's really not much better than homemade bread.. and I love the Paris photos! Someday, maybe I'll get to Paris..

I also loved your seitan stew.. it looks so meat like.. I've never had beef stew, but yours looks very good.

laura jesser said...

Vicki, those photos are so lovely, and they make me "homesick" for Paris! I love the idea of poppy seeds on the bread; I would have done the same but I was fresh out of poppy seeds at the time!

Urban Vegan said...

Ah, Paris....

Ah, le bon pain....

Ah, back to my own reality--and sprouted barley bread from Whole Foods.

KleoPatra said...

Ooh la la!

Bread is a love of mine... my whole family's actually. I think it's a Jewish thing... Mattie is a totall bread-ie too. She goes wacky when i have some.

Yours looks SO good! Way to pass the time by hiking, by the way, a great thing to do. Do you have trails near where you live or do you hike yer 'hood?

Love that photo of you at the bottom of the stairs. Made me smile!!

Ruthie said...

Too cute! I love your outdoor bread picture. :) I've been meaning to ask you where in ID you live, I think you may be the closest vegan blogger to me here in Bozeman. :)

Cherie said...

I so want some of that bread now! I LOVE any Italian-style breads. :) Will check out La Dolce later!

Tanya Kristine said...

i would love to go to paris. i would love to LIVE in paris...becuase all they do is eat & drink & be merry.

french bread looks delectable.

Melissa West said...

LOL! love the last photo vicki!

springsandwells said...

That picture of you with the bread in your mouth is hilarious! What's wrong with all us vegans that we take pictures of ourselves with bread!? ha ha. I'm sure I have tons of pictures like that myself!

Emmy said...

The bread looks great :) And that pic of you with the baguettes is hilarious :) LOL

Johanna3 said...

Your bread looks so good! i love bread, when i was pregnant i just have a toasted slice everyday!
that pic of you with the baguettes is so funny Lol!