Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Day 2 – 100 mile diet: Making bread without yeast!

So, day 2 was a bit better. Caffeine headaches are slowly going away and we had a bit more to eat today than yesterday so that always makes us happier. The day was filled with fresh eggs, cheese, milk, fruit, soup, fresh cut veggies. Dessert tonight was the best: Strawberries with granulated maple sugar.

But we were in the mood for a bit more tomorrow so we made bread! Okay, maybe they look more like a cross between a tortilla and a pita, but they smell so good. (We are planning our starting a sourdough strain this coming week-end. More on that later!)

My husband’s recipe was easy:

2 parts flour to 1 part water and a few table spoons of oil.
Make a ball and let sit for about 1 hour.

Roll them out into thin tortilla looking disks.

Then pop them in the oven at 400 degrees for 6-7 minutes.


We used local organic whole wheat flour (about 100 kilometres / 60 miles). We made them plain today but are planning on trying to mix some flavours in the next few times: Maybe basil and garlic, green onions, rosemary or even leeks.

Tomorrow means bread with 100-mile jam I made a few weeks ago for breakfast and lunch will be salad and bread with local goat milk brie. Not sure what dinner will be yet.

Off to bed!


Daisy Soap Girl said...

I think the herbs will make it taste really good. I may even try it for myself. Much success with your diet.

Yanic said...

They are pretty good (had them for the first time this morning) but were a bit dry. I'm thinking not rolling them so thin may help. They were really good with jam though. :-)