Monday, February 9, 2009
Limited Counter Space, Revisted; Pt.2 : A Solid Purchase
Waaaay back in the fall, I found myself back at The Brooklyn Kitchen to browse.
With little in the way of cash, it seemed unlikely that I'd make a purchase.
But, there it sat on the bookshelf. Beard on Bread. And, after much consideration, and finally, an approving nod from addROC, who was still sifting through the cocktail toys, I decided that, even when extremely poor, a good book is always a good idea.
And, the ladies at The Brooklyn Kitchen seemed to agree, stating "A solid purchase," as I paid at the checkout line.
So, I splurged. I got the book by the infamous James Beard, which contains his 100 favorite bread recipes, both hearty and sweet.
So, I took my maiden voyage into the abyss of Beard Loafdom and made his recipe for Lemon Bread.
Here's the loaf, pre-bake:
Now, this bread did not turn out quite as lovely as I'd hoped. It was a little dry, perhaps because I over-baked it a bit. And, the lemon flavor was off. addROC and I decided that this was probably due to some pith getting mixed in with my lemon zest.
So, I must try this again...maybe soon. The oven in our new apt. is almost exactly to temperature! Huzzah!