Saturday, June 7, 2008

Warming winter fare

Tonight I reprised yet another already blogged recipe......Jill Dupleix's Lamb and Barley Broth - a fabulous hearty soup that is an excellent winter meal (and it's inexpensive!). I had 3 lots of bones from lamb roasts that I had frugally squirrelled away in my freezer so hauled them out to make the stock instead of using the neck chops as Jill suggests. They boiled away for a while to make a glorious flavoursome stock to which I added the rest of the ingredients, as well as some left over meat from last nights lamb roast.

I also baked some lovely wholemeal plaited loaves to serve with it, they were a really lovely accompaniment. I did my usual breadmaker recipe, this time though using:

3 1/2 cups of flour
1/2c wheatbran
1 2/3 c warm milk
4 tsp yeast
3 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp salt

This all just gets bunged into the machine and set to dough. When ready I divided the dough into 8 balls, then divided those 8 pieces into 3, rolled each piece out into long strips and plaited them, giving me 8 largish plaited loaves. They were baked at 210C for about 12-15 mins. My daughter wolfed hers down (dipped regularly in the soup) so they are officially a success!


Anna's kitchen table said...

What a beautifully wholesome healthy looking meal!

ostwestwind said...

Your loaves look tasty and awesome.

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

Oh my! Apple pie! said...

That meal sounds hearty and delicious!
Your bread looks great too.

Rosie said...

That bread is really good and what a great looking meal :)

Rosie x

JillyB said...

At last I've got round to the soup! It's absolutely fab especially at this time of the year. I just wish I'd made the bread to go with it!!

Anonymous said...

Wow- this looks incredible. And, I love the idea of giving each diner their own braided roll... gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to drop you a note and let you know that I included you in my list of Top 10 Soup Recipes this morning- here's the link!