Artisan Cheese and Onion Loaf
Try this - put your nose right up close to your computer screen and inhale. Draw in a deep, DEEP breath and imagine (because until technology advances to where we have 'smell-ology capability) that you can smell the bite of fresh green onion and the velvet creamyness of melty and hot cheddar cheese. Yes, that would have put you at my house today at lunch.
I've not blogged about it for a while but I am an "Artisan Breader" for the past few years, ever since I found out about Jeff and Zoe's Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day recipe. It's DEAD SIMPLE! Now if you have not ever heard of it before (I can't imagine!) then you can view the basic boule recipe here:
Jeff and Zoe also have a blog site dedicated to their bread, and they do have several cookbooks out now. Now, my own little variation I am stuck on at the moment is to add the following ingredients into the bread dough to make a great onion cheese loaf I add in 1 tbsp of red wine (I use non-alcoholic), 1 cup 1/2 inch cubes of cheddar cheese, 1 cup green onion, a teaspoon yellow mustard and a dash of worchestershire sauce. I usually grind some fresh pepper in as well - I use pepper in everything. After its risen, I cut the bucket of dough into 4 equal pieces, shaping each into a loaf. I then bake it at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Thats it!
I have a NEW KIT in the Scrapbook-Elements store today - it's called Vintage Love, just in time for Valentines but suitable for love all year long. I have broken it up into two parts - the Elements Set which contains 36 beautiful digitally hand-painted (using a wacom tablet and software) elements.
Each element is on the large side so you can scale each item to fit any project you like.
Pair it up with the matching papers set too - and remember, if you shop early you will take advantage of the New Products discounted price so hurry over! Just click HERE to shop for the Elements and HERE for the papers.
My friend Victoria made this pretty ATC using my kit:
Comments very welcome and much appreciated!