Thank you so much for signing up for the first bread-share of 2016!!! I hope your year started off well and you are ready for everything it will bring!
A few weeks ago I found something very exciting at Town and Country, it is one of my very favorite ingredients that I have only found twice outside of Europe. It is called “Quark” and it is an all purpose ingredient that you can make so many things with, that when you don’t have it you feel like half your recipes that you love don’t work anymore and you don’t know what to eat. So now, that I found it so unexpectedly I can’t stop using it and I just have to tell you all about it! I won’t attempt to describe it except that it is referred to as a soft cheese on the packaging and you can find it with the ricotta cheese in the refrigerated section of the store. You will have to try one of the “recipes” below and see what you think.
Dessert Quark: Mix the Quark with a little whipped cream and your favorite jam or if you still have some preserved cherries or peaches that’s even better, add a little sugar if you like it sweeter and enjoy for a fabulous dessert!
Quark with Herbs: For herbed quark add fresh thyme, sage, chives or any other herbs you like, salt and pepper, a little olive oil, mix all together in a small bowl and put on toast or serve with potatoes.
You can also use Quark instead of ricotta in your lasagne, or you can make cheesecakes with it or you can eat it for breakfast instead of yogurt with your fruit the list goes on… Let me know what you think and all the things you use it for!
This week’s Share
Ingredients: Montana grown org. wheat flour, sourdough culture, sea salt.
Sesame Seed Sandwich Loaf
Ingredients: Montana grown org. wheat flour, water, org. sesame seeds, org. sourdough culture, sea salt.
Bakers Choice: KAMUT whole-grain Sandwich Loaf Another experiment with fresh milled KAMUT flour, trying to get the acidity and texture to where I like it. What do you think? Good or bad this time?
Ingredients: org. fresh milled KAMUT wheat flour, water, sourdough culture, Montana grown org. wheat flour, sea salt.