Monday, May 9, 2011

Herb(ie) Fully Loaded

Basil, Cilantro, and Dill loaded into 2 little loaves.

#38 Herb Bread

My hands smell all herb-y.  My new obsession is fresh herbs.  Holy cow, these things are amazing!  I have always loved cooking with dried herbs, but using fresh herbs has opened up a whole new world of flavor.  Ok, enough gushing...

This bread was super-easy.  And DAIRY-FREE!

As with any recipe with mix-ins. I had a little fight with the dough and herbs to get them to be friends.  The most time-consuming part of this bread was de-stemming and ripping up the herbs.

I used about half the amount of herbs that were called for.  I added them a little bit at a time so that when the inevitable happened and the full amount would stay with the dough I wouldn't have wasted organic fresh herbs.  Note:  This was the first time I have used dill in anything.  Unsurprisingly, it kind of smells like pickles.

As you can see, I got close to burning these cuties even though I took them out 3 or 4 minutes early.

It tastes so good that I did a little dance while I was chewing.  Of course that may have had a little to do with the fact that the "I Dream of Jeannie" theme was playing on the TV.  Then I had hiccups for a few minutes.

Herbie cake!

I couldn't find any cool videos from Herbie movies.  I found clips from Herbie Fully Loaded, but I really didn't like that movie and I didn't want to torture you.

Now I'm gonna go work off some of these tasty, tasty carbs!

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