Oh, how we wander across the interwebs! During yesterdays trip through the 'net I stumbled upon a recipe for Cocoa No Knead Bread posted on Juls' Kitchen. Her descriptive writing was too much for my willpower, so I set out to bake one.
Her recipe is not in my accustomed U.S. measurements, so I used one of my favorite sites, onlineconversion.com. We were warned about the coming metric system in Home Ec class back in the sixties but that knowledge has fallen by the wayside. So, with a little online help I guesstimated the weights, volumes, and oven temperature.
My second setback was not having enough flour. I substituted half with whole wheat flour. It was a gamble, I know, but I really wanted to try this bread after reading about it. I also goofed by not pre-mixing the dry ingredients before adding the wet ones (thus, the swirl effect in the bread.)
End result: Mmmmmm! I don't know whether to dab on some butter or run out for a jar of marshmallow topping. But even plain - it goes good with a cup of tea.
Stretch your culinary limits! It doesn't have to be fois gras.
After this one is gone, I'll be trying one of the Banana breads that Mug suggested the other day. Bananas are on my grocery list.