Vegan MoFo #21–Herb Batter Bread

I’m getting a bit MoFoed out, not gonna lie.  But on the upside, it dropped below freezing last night!  In Georgia!  It is so ridiculously beautiful outside right now–crisp, clean, bright air, filtered sunlight, the leaves finally changing colors, blue sky–I can’t ask for anything better.

Proof that it’s really cold in my apartment–until now, they
all hated touching each other!!!

So to go with my soup, I present the Ellijay Carriage House’s Herb Batter Bread.  Who knew that B&B Online offered so many tasty recipes?  I even spotted a pumpkin pie cake lurking around in there somewhere.  Hmmm.

I don’t have much to say about the bread besides that it was perfect.  Perfect for soup, perfect for Earth Balance, perfect for smelling, perfect for warming the house, perfect.

Herb Batter Bread

1 1/4 cups warm (not hot) water
1 package Active Dry Yeast
2 tablespoons vegan shortening
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon powdered sage
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups white bread flour

Pour warm water into a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle yeast over water, stir until dissolved. Add shortening, salt, sugar, caraway seeds, nutmeg, sage and 1 1/2 cups of flour. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed with an electric mixer. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl frequently. Stir in remaining flour and beat with a spoon until smooth, about 1 1/2 minutes. Scrape batter from sides of bowl. Cover dough with a clean cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size.

When batter has risen, punch down.  Then plop the dough on a baking tray in a round or oblong shape.  Or use a loaf pan (I prefer the free-form thing myself).  Let it rise for another hour or so until it had doubled in size again.

Bake at 375 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes, or until brown. When done, immediately remove from pan.

Comments
13 Responses to “Vegan MoFo #21–Herb Batter Bread”
  1. jessy says:

    this bread looks great! and i took a look around on the website – you’re right – there are TONS of recipes offered! what a great resource! thank you!

    i’m totally going to try this bread – it sounds soooooooo tasty! i love that the recipe is so easy, too! w00t!

  2. VeggieGirl says:

    YUM!!!

    Hang in there with MoFo – just post when you feel like it! :-)

  3. BitterSweet says:

    Oh, I am so craving a slice of this right now. That bowl of soup doesn’t sound so bad either. Damn, I’m just hungry!

  4. Celine says:

    your grey kitty looks so much like my grey kitty, it’s almost spooky!

  5. gail says:

    The bread looks delicious, but you had me at the big pile of kitties.

  6. Kelly says:

    That bread looks delicious and like it has a really nice crust. Your kitties are really adorable by the way. I love that photo. It’s really sweet.

  7. That bread looks so crusty and crunchy! I love your cuddly kitties! <3

  8. mihl says:

    Your cats are adorable.
    I ordered a grain mill. Your bread is on my list of baked goods to make after it has arrived. It looks perfect indeed!

  9. Vegan_Noodle says:

    I know what you mean about being a little mofoed out! I’m loving the cold weather that came to TX as well!! And I’m making bread tonight too :-) I bet all the herbs made it smell wonderful .

  10. Your cats are adorable – they had me mesmerised I almost didn’t read the rest of your blog!!
    But I did – that Bread looks so goood – I can almost smell it.

    Oooh look….kittees…..

  11. allularpunk says:

    i want that bread so bad… i don’t have any caraway seeds though. hmm. and i love that you can’t really figure out where one furbaby ends and the next begins.

  12. Liz² says:

    caraway, nutmeg and sage sounds so interesting, I bet it smells intoxicatingly good! and that cat picture is sooooo priceless.

  13. Bethany says:

    looks just like one of the worm piles I get in my house. 2 of them look a lot like chippy. very cute!

    The bread looks really awesome.

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