Garden and Almond Bread



I just love my tomatoes!

I am growing lots of heirlooms this year.

The peaches will be ready any day now. Time to get out the squirrel bat and bird swatter!!!

The first nasturtium bloom.

I baked almond bread this morning. I started with the flour....

Then added the yeast...







Mix to a soft dough consistency

And place in a bowl to rise.

While the dough is rising I put almonds and sugar in a food processor and processed to a fine consistency.

I then add water and almond extract to this mixture.

I like Penzey's almond extract the best.

Spread flour on counter top

Place the dough on the counter top

And roll out to a 14 x 20 inch rectangle.

Spread with the almond mixture.

Then roll into a log.

Form into a circle and place in the oven to proof. After it proofs bake in a 375 degree oven for 40-45 minutes.


Frost with a simple confectioners sugar icing.

Pour some coffee!
(for photography reasons I cut this sooner than I should have. It should sit for a half hour before you cut into it.)


clairedulalune said…
Oh this looks wonderful! Mmm, Mmmm!
Autumnforest said…
Pour me a cup of chai, I'm ready!
Touchatou said…
It looks devilish !! I can almost smell it !
wow - that is exactly what I need right now! Looks absolutely delicious!

... aren't zinnia buds gorgeous!?!
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