Thursday, March 18, 2010

I'm Late!

Oh well, what can I say? I'm so very late posting this week's HBin5 assignment, but for good reason. My mom has been having some health issues, so I drove out to Massachusetts to spend a few days with her. I brought along some of my Lazy Loaf, and this stuffed bread for the visit. The weather was atrocious in Carver, as it was pretty much everywhere in NE. Pouring rain for three days, winds that blew trees and power lines down, and cold, cold, cold. It sucked. It was good for cooking, shopping, eating, and an hour of deep tissue massage, though! Thanks, Mom! Now on to the bread!

I used one half of my Pesto Pine Nut dough for a large loaf. I didn't get a great rise on it, so it was used for a Brick Pressed Sandwich. I used capicola, pepperoni, and prosciutto with artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, arugala, and provolone. Love. The rest of the dough was rolled out to a half inch thickness and turned into Caprese Stuffed Pesto Pine Nut Bread. I placed strips of roasted red peppers, fresh mozzarella, and basil over the dough, sprinkled it with minced garlic, salt and pepper and rolled it up, pinching the edges to seal. I put this loaf into a loaf pan lined with parchment, brushed it with olive oil and sprinkled it with dried basil and sea salt. I'm not winning any beauty prizes for my breads lately. Despite the fact that this bread ended up looking a bit like some kind of yeasty tunnel system, it was delicious. 



And as always, stop by Michelle's Blog to see how everyone else used their pesto dough (and the Avocado bread I neglected to make this week) on the bread braid!

7 comments:

Michelle said...

Sorry to hear about your Mom and hope she's feeling much better now!

One thing about the HB5 breads they do travel very well! Love the idea of a brick-pressed sandwich. Might be on the menu for this weekends basketball touraments!

Danielle said...

Hope your mom is ok! Glad you survived the awful weather. And your bread? Love the dough rolled with the peppers and mozz cheese...YUM!!!

Elwood said...

Your sandwich looked yummy. Hope your Mom is doing well.

Bonnie said...

What a great idea to stuff this bread. And the flavors you used to stuff it sound like they married well with this dough. Who cares how it looks if it tastes good?

Petra said...

Wishing your Mom quick recovery. Sure would have loved to come with you to NE. One of my favorite states (all my inlaws are there).
I think your bread looks very interesting. Love how the cheese melted, leaving behind those "tunnels". This was by favorite dough. They just keep getting better. Before baking this one I thought it was the avocado one (that too is a winner).

Femalechef said...

Hope your Mom will be fine........love your bread!!!

Mama Peck said...

Hope your mom is feeling better! The sandwich sounds wonderful. Great idea that I'm going to borrow for my loaf that didn't raise very well either. But, like Bonnie said, who cares what they look like when they taste so good?!