Pioneer Woman at Heart

One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Signs of Spring ~ Herb Bread

The daffodils and hyacinths are up and about to bloom.  No signs of tulips, except at my little garden alongside a log.  I hope to start bringing in fresh flowers soon. Once again the weather people were wrong.  The high 70's that were forecasted for early this week?  Not happening.  If we are lucky, we'll get up to maybe 60°F today, then drop to the 40's and 50's for a few weeks (or so they say).


I'm back to making tea infusions.  This one was nettle and oat straw.  I may make the next one with ginger.  I like to infuse all day then drink it iced.

I was excited to find one very last jar of home canned pizza sauce lurking in my pantry.  I thought we already used the last one, but lucky for us, we had another.

I dug out another "new" try it recipe.  This one is actually in this book (more like a magazine) from Grit.  It's the cheese and herb bread recipe.

Grit Magazine's recipe:  Herbs and Cheese Bread

It's not a yeast bread and you can mix it by hand in a bowl, so no need to kneed.  No rising required.

Instead of baking it as a loaf, I spread the dough evenly into two 9 inch pie pans.  When the bread was baked, I topped it and it baked again.

Delicious!  I put too much cheese on it, but the family gobbled it down.  I was worried two 9-inch pans would not make enough for our large family, but it was plenty.  You could use the entire dough in a 12 inch greased cast iron skillet and get a thicker crust for a pizza too.   

I cleaned quite a bit yesterday, as I heard today the weather would be nice.  I guess if they are correct, I'll be bringing in more firewood. 



Kim said...

I like the looks of that bread, will you be sharing the recipe?

We are getting a bit of a warm up today and I am so ready.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Kim, the recipe is available online via the Grit Magazine site. I added the link.

Susan said...

I might try to make this GF - I love herb bread! Our forecasters are way off, too. It seems the only way we know it's spring is if it snows in the morning. They were predicting 70 degrees this weekend, but nothing I've read seems to indicate we'll go above the low 50s. I know it's coming - it's just not fast enough!

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Susan, I bet you'd like it. It's packed with herbs! Delicious.

RB said...

The bread looks amazing. Will have to try it.
Our tulips were popping up a week ago. Now we can't find a one thanks to a one night freeze. I don't know if they'll come back up again or not.
God bless.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

RB, it was pretty warm here yesterday, but turned cold quickly. Rain arrived, so I hope it helps my flowers bloom soon.