Sunday, November 23, 2008

Someone's in the kitchen with Diiinaaaahhh!

Dinner tonight was a pot of sausage and lentil soup (courtesy of Suzette again), and a pan of fresh-baked foccacia bread (courtesy of Mike).

Of the soup, what can I say? Two containers are in the freezer, another was dinner for my son and I, and the last of it is in the fridge for my lunch tomorrow. Wonderful stuff.

The focaccia was the first non-machine bread I've baked in a long long time. It's dead simple, but here's my notes from this first try:
1. The dough was very wet. I wound up adding almost another 1/4 cup of flour.
2. I went light on the salt in the dough (about half of what was called for). Next time, I'll go to 3/4 and see if that works.
3. Use 1/3 cup olive oil instead of 1/2 cup. The family said it was "a little greasy", but they're heathens and can't be trusted, especially since they were busy stuffing their faces with it.

Believe me, you want this stuff baking when you're trying to sell your house. Freakin' amazing aroma. And it tastes just as good. Thanks Suzette and Mike!


Mad William Flint said...


Of course, the fact that it took me more than 4 years to notice this is somewhat disconcerting.

But I'm glad it worked.

I'm making a bunch of this for thanksgiving, will post my notes.