Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Onions and poppy seeds

The bread machine has been going great guns in this subzero world and today I made Onion Poppy Seed Bread. We are getting really esoteric!

Onions and poppy seeds are a classic Jewish combination. I am a big fan of Jewish breads. Having poppy in it, perhaps gleaned from the field pictured above, this might prove the opium of loaves. It will be irresistible and we will be sitting there in a comfortable haze, eating slice after slice.

You know my philosophy about leaving the food photography to the pros, however, here goes anyway. It is so beautiful and homemade looking.

And here it was when it was but a bun in the oven.

I know this is a stretch but I have been thinking a lot about Leonard Pennario the last few days. I just put the finishing touches on this important draft, congratulatimi mihi. And just now I thought, I do not think I ever baked bread for him. He ate pasta but he did not eat bread as a rule.

He did take this snapshot of me trying to entice him with a fresh-baked loaf.

Alas, he did not eat it.

It must not have been Onion Poppy Seed Bread, is all I can say.

No one would be able to resist this!

No comments: