Thank you very much for signing up for the April bread share! Welcome if this is your first time ordering STELLA bread, I hope you enjoy it all. If you are ever unhappy with your bread please let me know so I can make it right.
Looks like spring is back and here for the weekend! Which calls for lunch on the porch and maybe planting my herbs. The only herbs that survived the winter are my chives and half of my thyme plant. I definitely need some flat leaf parsley, rosemary, genovese basil, mint (which varieties to choose?), oregano… Maybe a few others. I am thinking of mostly growing herbs this summer since we have such limited space. What about you? Do you grown your own herbs and vegetables?
Since picking from our own gardens is still months away I am so glad that there are wonderful farmers in the valley that have hoop houses that grown greens for all of us to enjoy!
Thinking about all the herbs I am going to plant makes me crave Kräuterquark on toast. Remember a month or so ago I told you about my favorite “soft cheese” that’s not really cheese called Quark that I found at Town and Country? Recently a farmer I met at the market last year read that I loved Quark and gave me some of his homemade kind in exchange for bread baking advice and a little starter. It was so good and so creamy... Oh do I wish they lived here instead of hours away, so we could have a regular trade! Well, this spring Quark recipe is still good with the store bought version.
Here is an early spring Quark with Herbs recipe for you:
Mix all the ingredients together in a medium size bowl. Toast a few slices of your favorite bread, spread with butter and Kräuterquark. Top with a spoon full of Jody’s Sauerkraut and enjoy for lunch or a later afternoon snack!
This week’s Share
Ingredients: Montana grown organic wheat flour, water, sourdough culture, sea salt.
Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Ingredients: Montana grown organic wheat flour, water, organic raisins, org. sourdough culture, organic fair trade molasses, raw honey, sea salt, org. cinnamon.
Bakers Experiment: Red Quinoa Sandwich Loaf
Ingredients: Montana grown organic wheat flour, water, org. red quinoa, org. sourdough culture, sea salt.