Friday, July 06, 2007

Bread from Svinklov


First of all, Per and I would like to say thank you for all your very kind comments about Edith. It really helps us, and we are very thankful for all of you who have commented, e-mailed, called us or just thought of us - thank you.

We're doing ok. Not great, but ok. And I'll keep the blog going as planned - although I'm leaving for our cabin in Dalarna on Sunday, so I'll have some posts magically appear here, but I won't be around to answer e-mails for about a week. And translations to Swedish recipes will have to wait, as well.

Today, I'll share a bread recipe that I found at Zarah Maria's great blog, Food and Thoughts. For those of you who don't know her, she'a a Danish girl with a great food blog, and often very yummy recipes. This one caught my attention, and I've tried it out with great success. I've used 300 g regular white flour and 300 g half extra-strong - but you can use 600 g of regular white, and it'll be fine.

Bread from Svinklov
makes 2 loaves

25 g fresh yeast
300 ml cold water
25 g salt
10 g sugar
2 tbsp olive oil (or melted butter)
400 ml buttermilk (or filmjolk)
300 g regular wheat flour
300 g extra-strong wheat flour (or regular wheat flour)
300 g durum wheat flour
100-150 g wholewheat flour

Crumble the yeast into a bowl, and add the water. Stir unti dissolved, then add salt, sugar and olive oil. Add the buttermilk and gradually, the flour. Knead for a while, preferrably with a Kitchen-Aid, until the dough is very well kneaded and elastic.

Leave to prove for six hours in the fridge, covered in plastic or in a tight-lidded jar, or for two hours at room temperature. Punch down the dough and shape two loaves. Cover with a damp tea towel or plastic, and leave to rise for two hours.

Carefully score the bread with a sharp knife if you'd like, and brush with a bit of water. Bake at 200°C for 25-30 minutes. Leave to cool on a rack.

Recipe in Swedish:


Emma said...

Yummy, this looks so fresh and delicious. I'll have to get it a whirl!

Joseph Stevens said...

It looks mouth watering! I'm making it tonight!

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SueCooksWild said...

So sorry to hear bout Edith. Glad that you are able to get away for a few days. A change of scenery might be just the thing about now. I'm baking chocolate chip cookies and wish we could swap -- cookies for some of that wonderful bread.

Debinhawaii said...

I always enjoy reading your blog--both the recipes and the wonderful pictures of your cats. I am so sorry to hear about Edith. She was such a beautiful member of your family. I have one cat Max--a 3 year old gray stray of undetermined orgin with a crooked tail-apparently common here in Hawaii. I would be so sad if something happened to him. Edith had a wonderful life with you and will always be in your hearts.
Take care and Aloha!

Amy said...

Just stumbled onto your blog and it looks so lovely and yummy. All my love and purrs to you for your loss of Edith. I just lost my dear Moz a few weeks ago and me and his little "brother" Rupert are still coping. Just think that maybe in the great comfy bed in the sky they are snuggling together and napping peacefully.

Anna Banana said...

Hi Anne,
I am also Anne, and I write a food blog in California.
I just came across your blog, will visit often.
-aka Anna Banana

CrisOli said...

Your blog is really good, very organized and is helpful. Good luck!!!

Zarah Maria said...

Happy you liked it Anne!:)