Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Breads & Books

I shared Barbara's bread recipe with a coworker who was very impressed after tasting a bite of it. She couldn't believe the taste, texture and, above all else, the softness of it.

When I made my batch this week, I shaped one recipe's worth into rolls and rolled them in sesame seeds. I did this after the first rising. Then, I let them rise along with the regular loaves of bread. I baked them for 20 minutes at 375 degrees. The results were quite good, although I think 20 minutes might have been a bit too long. I'll experiment more and share what I discover.

The main thing is, I finally had whole wheat rolls to put my veggie burgers on without mortgaging the house! Speaking of veggie burgers, my most common veggie burger recipe is leftovers plus a binder to hold them together but if you are ever looking for a truly great veggie burger recipe, check out the one in Vegan with a Vengeance.

Here's what I'm reading after a trip to the library this weekend:
Frozen Assets Lite & Easy by Deborah Taylor-Hough
Healthy at 100 by John Robbins
Enough is Enough, Exploding the Myth of Having It All by Carol Orsborn


Anonymous said...

Katie, I've been reading through some of your older posts and love the recipies. I'm new to the vegan world, and would love to try Russell's TVP Sausage. Would you happen to knw where to find the recipie now that the blog is gone?

Thank you for your recipies, I have tried a couple already. I have to say, you are making this transition much easier.

Barbara said...


I'm glad you're still enjoying my bread recipe. I've used it for rolls too and it works well. My partner loves them for her lunchtime sandwiches.


KareAnderson said...

I loved both Barbara's recipe (tried today between writing tasks at home and the aroma attract my u0phill neighbor

-and Carol Orsborn's book is one of my favorites. She lives a county up from me in Nor Cal... her new blog is als insightful for boomers

Consider offering some of your frugal tips at savvyher.com and perhaps winning gifts when members vote them among their favorites one month
- Kar,e Savvyher.com

Ruthie said...

allisone --

If Katie doesn't mind, I can share with you my husband (Russell)'s recipe. I actually posted it, verbatim from his mouth, here:

If that link doesn't work just go to my blog and search for "sausage"... it's in the Spaghetti Squash post. :)

I have to admit-- I still have to try Barbara's bread! :)

Ruthie said...

Russell's Tofu Sausage Recipe is here

Anonymous said...

Thanks Ruthie!
I can't wait to try it. I'm trying Barbara's bread today too.

Katie said...

Allisone welcome to my blog and veganism.

Thanks Ruthie for linking the recipe.

Barbara, I still can't get over how good the bread recipe is. It may be the only recipe that I don't tinker with for fear of upsetting the delicate balance of perfection.

Thanks Kare, I'll try.