Monday, November 28, 2005

Kneading the night away...

We used up the last of the bread I made a few weeks ago on Sunday. I've been looking for another type to try as we generally toast some on weekend mornings. We both love cinnamon so I went browsing for a sweet bread and looked to the Bread Baker's Apprentice for something I could modify.

Cinnamon Swirl Bread originally had raisins and walnuts but I wanted a plain cinnamon swirl type bread. You could certainly knead in fruit and nuts if you wish about 2 minutes before the dough is ready to proof. After the dough went through its rising proccess, it was ready to be rolled out into 2 rectangles. I put a generous amount of cinnamon sugar over the top and carefully, but tightly, rolled them into loaf shapes trying to keep the swirl going. I could hardly wait the hour for them to cool before I started slicing as the sweet cinnamon smell had me checking the timer every couple minutes.

Dinner tonight made for a few dishes, but we both really enjoyed the results. Shrimp, Broccoli, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes with Farfalle Pasta has a smooth and silky sauce that comes close to tasting like an Alfredo sauce. Crisp-tender broccoli and the tomatoes add great color and a contrast of flavors against the large shrimp. The shrimp came frozen from Trader Joe's and was already deveined which allowed for fast prep of only having to remove the shells. I did sprinkle the fresh parmesan over the top instead of mixing in with the sauce. This should reheat well and at 4 servings the portions were pretty large!

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10 comments:

  1. The shrimp pasta looks great.

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  2. I am not fan of pasta but the shrimp dish does look yummy!!
    Ana

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  3. Oh, you are killing me. I love
    cinnamon bead and I love ravioli too. Droooool.

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  4. Yesssss - cinnamon bread WITHOUT raisins!

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  5. Wow your bread looks awesome!!!

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  6. That bread looks so good. My stomach is now growling!

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  7. Yum. That bread looks so good! On Thursday or Friday, when I have a little more time, I'm going to have to make some bread! My favorite bread recipe is here:

    http://www.lakebreeze.org/kitchen.htm

    Since this recipe makes 3 loaves, sometimes I make one loaf into a raisin bread and I love being able to put in as many raisins as I want, too! Now, I'm hungry for it!

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  8. Thanks Kalyn!

    Ana - It was really tasty! The leftovers held up well too.

    EJP - The bread is so good toaster with a touch of butter...

    Mebeth - Yeah! Although sometimes I do like raisins in the bread!

    Ruth - Thanks!

    Amateur - Thank you!

    Dawn - Thanks for the link to that - thats a great idea making 3 loaves so you can do each one as you like!

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  9. Gorgeous bread! The swirl is so delicate and perfect. Nice work!

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  10. OH my gosh that pasta is making me salivate! It looks so good! Thanks for stopping by Messy Cucina!

    I'll be back!

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