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January 03, 2007

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Tanna

Shucks, I was hoping not to find another book to lust after. That sandwich looks amazing. So sorry you got the bug.
Great photo, sick or not, it is a great photo

Julie

I can't believe that you were making sandwiches and taking pictures of them in the middle of having the flu. You're a trooper. And that photo looks delicious!

I hope you're feeling better. Ringing in the New Year with the flu seems like the universe playing a cruel practical joke.

Glenna

Oh wow! Really yummy looking. Would be the perfect breakfast, all creamy and toasty. Yum!

Jeff

Man that bread looks TOO good...I've been bakin' a ton of bread lately :)

gattina

Sher,
your white bread really very white, I love it! Can you please tell me which brand of flour you use?
The richness in the bread looks acceptable to me, fat mainly is from that half-n-half, but consider 8 cups of flour, really not bad :)
Your avocado sandwich reminds me another one I used to eat... slice avocado + spring greens + pin nuts + butter... totally sensational in the first bite. Hope you totally recover and able to eat anything you like!

Callipygia

Sher- I can't believe that you had the fortitude to create such creations of beauty while/before being sick! While not much of a "bread person"- these sound so good...so many great ideas out there. Must get eating!

Ivonne

Sher,

For starters your sandwich is AMAZING!

I found your comments about the book interesting. I bought it a few months ago and while I'm intrigued by many of the recipes, I found the one that I tried didn't work out. I tried to make the cinnamon raisin bread and the loaves I ended up with were massive. It seemed to me that the instructions in the book weren't correct.

I'll give it another try, but I agree that these are not breads you would make every day!

sher

Tanna,

Thank you about the photo. I think the sandwich looks burnt!!! I don't think it tasted that way--at least Bob didn't complain!


Julie,


Yes, it's a bit insane that I did that--making a sandwich while I was sick!!! Who does that?? A food blogger!!! I am feeling better--had milk for the first time today!! Alert the press!


Glenna,

Oh yes! Very nice for breakfast!!! Or a grilled cheese sandwich!


Jeff,

Well, this bread book may be the one for you!! They're perfect for someone who wants a challenge!


Gattina,

I used King Arthur all-purpose unbleached flour. It makes very good sandwich bread, I must say. Normally I would use bread flour, but this recipe called for all-purpose. Your sandwich sounds even better. I love eating anything with pine nuts in it! Thank you for your best wishes--I am getting better. I want fish this Friday!


Callipygia,


Thank you--but I think my trusty Mixmaster deserves most of the credit. :):) If it were a person.....I would shower it with kisses! And I don't what I was thinking to make that sandwich while I was sick. (And now my husband is sick too--do you think it was the sandwich?)


Ivonne,

I'm not surprised at your comments. As I was making the basic white dough, I wondered if the bread would turn out properly. The instructions are somewhat vague. I had to look at the pictures in the book to get a better idea of what texture the dough should be, for instance. But, the bread turned out very nice. Like yours, my loaves were HUGE. I was rather astonished. But, I think she devised bread recipes meant for showy sandwiches in a restaurant.

Also, I wondered if I would be able to get the baked loaf out of my pan--but it slid out easily. Despite these concerns, I found the recipes very interesting and I would like to try one of the whole wheat loaves. However, I'm not going to make the full 8 loaf recipe! By the way, thanks for the input, I'm going to edit my post to reflect some of them.


Garrett

uuuhhhh, yum! That sammich looks mighty tasty sher!

aria

sher, i think that sammy is just perfect!! wow, so impressed with your bread baking skills. the dough looks so soft and perfect. i can imagine how yummy cream in the mix would be. sounds like a great book :)

Joy T.

I've never tried an avocado but this sure makes me want to try one. Yummers!

kristi

I love pictures of bread-making. Someday, I'll start to make my own again. In the meantime, I'll just live vicariously though your amazing photos. I hope you're feeling better!

Terry B

The sandwich looks fabulous! And avocado is delicious on just about anything. My wife recently sliced up some leftover pork tenderloin and made sandwiches on a crusty rye bread with lots of avocado. They. Were. Amazing.

ann

wowee keflowee! salsa bread! now i've heard of everything.... now if only i could taste it... cheesey, spicey bread. YUM.

s'kat

What an intriguing sandwich! And how lucky is your husband that you GET UP FROM YOUR DEATHBED to make him such a wonderful sandwich?!

It sounds like you need a New Year's "do-over".

Lisa

I'm going to chime in that I can't believe you could bake those beautiful breads while having the stomach flu! I would be just lying there, groaning.

That last photo of the sandwich is so good -- all that melty cheese, the colors of the avocado, tomato, bread, etc. I just ate leftover blackyed peas, rice, and greens, yet I now crave an avocado sandwich.

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