Mostly I think of bread as an accessory to food. Sort of like jewelry to the body; you don't ~need~ it, but it pulls things together. But I believe in blue moons and came across these few recipes on just such evenings.
A wonderfully light loaf of whole-grain bread in less than one hour! Uses freshly-milled spelt and the ultra rapid bake cycle on the bread machine for time-challenged cooks who want to make bread from freshly milled whole-grain flour, but don't have three hours to wait.
Amazingly quick, simple and delicious seedy spelt bread - I'm hoping that some friends of mine who can't tolerate wheat will be able to eat this, it does contain gluten so isn't any good for those have problems with gluten.
Recipe originally comes from the Telegraph Magazine, I found it on the True Food Coop website.
Seems a bit wrong that this bread is not kneaded and doesn't get left to rise yet still works so well.
As I write I have a loaf cooling on the counter top calling to me!
I've since read that allowing the dough to rise overnight in a cool place makes it even better - I'll be trying that when I'm not in a rush.
I enjoy going to the grocery store, buying a product that I enjoy and finding a way to make it homemade and less expensive. Sometimes being on a tight budget does not mean you have to sacrifice the quality of the food you cook. I don't cook gourmet or better all the time but sometimes simple things can really turn a simple meal into something better. You can use fresh herbs if you prefer but I just use the Herbs I have handy in my herb rack. This garlic herb recipe is something I just tried one day for kicks and now I love it. I'm never buying it in a store again and hopefully you will love it too. This garlic herb butter goes wonderfully with ANYTHING. Use it with rice, meats, potatoes, and vegetables. Enjoy!
Make this with Roasted Garlic recipe #54099 and herbs of your choice. You can freeze for future use. Or top your favorite bread, roast beef, cooked seafood, baked potatoes add to cooked rice, noodles mashed potatoes,fresh cooked corn on the cob, grilled asparagus... You know what I mean I can go on and on.