Bread Baking Babes: Carrot Bread (October 2013)

Carrot Bread

October 2013

This yeasted bread is made with rye, all-purpose & whole wheat flours, carrot juice, grated carrots, toasted sunflower & sesame seeds, toasted pepitas and topped with a "crackle" glaze made with rice flour.

BBB carrot bread (October 2013)

The starter is made with rye flour mixed with water "until it is the consistency of a thick batter". Using the amount of water in the recipe, my starter resembled a brick of clay. With a little difficulty, I squooshed in more water.

BBB carrot bread (October 2013)BBB carrot bread (October 2013)
BBB carrot bread (October 2013)

The bread called for chopped parsley. Even though there really wasn't enough parsley that need chopping, I couldn't stop myself from using our beautiful new (to us) walnut handled double bladed mezzaluna. (After chopping, I took a little break to I to drink tea out of my new (to me) china cup.) Life is wonderful, isn't it?

mezzaluna (October 2013)
mezzaluna (October 2013)

Here is the bread just before going into the oven.

BBB carrot bread (October 2013)

Here are the loaves just out of the oven.

BBB carrot bread (October 2013)

The "crackle glaze" didn't quite crackle as much as I expected it would.

BBB carrot bread (October 2013)

Even though the recipe didn't call for it, I love the look of this loaf with the extra sesame seeds on top.

BBB carrot bread (October 2013)

The bread went well with chili con carne. The next day, it was very good lightly toasted and served with a ham/rainbow-chard/onion/cheese omelette. Carrot bread is also delicious with goulash.

BBB carrot bread (October 2013)

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Carrot Bread - 16 October 2013

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Bread Baking Babes: Carrot Bread (October 2013)Carrot Bread (BBB October 2013)

16 October is also World Food Day and World Bread Day

For more information, please see fao.org/getinvolved/worldfoodday/ and kochtopf.me/stories/world-bread-day-2006-2012/

World Food Day: 16 October 2013 World Bread Day: 16 October 2013

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