It was fun to take another kind of test today
A bread taste test! The husband did an experiment with different percentages of whole wheat and white flour in 5 mini loaves of bread. (It’s his last big day as a baker before the big job on Monday, but I’m sure he’ll do his share of baking on the weekends 😉 )
We both agreed that the ends of the spectrum were a bit too something. But the 50% and 75% were both great. He preferred the 50%; I preferred the 75%, which had a wheaty taste but the fluff of white bread. And honestly, my least favorite was the 100% white – it tasted “processed” even though it was made from scratch fresh out of the oven! I guess it’s that refined flour peeking through.
Note how the get darker from L to R as the wheat % increases:
What else to serve with bread other than soup!!??
I whipped up a quick soup using the stick blender method combined with a Pacific Soup and veggies on hand.
First I chopped and microwaved a 12 oz sweet potato. Then I sauteed a chopped green pepper and some frozen okra (which is perfect for thickening soups with its viscous gel consistency) in the bottom of a pot. I added the potato and soup box along with some cinnamon and chili powder. I let it simmer for about 5 minutes and then used our stick blender to puree it. I cannot express enough how stick blenders turns soups from a watery bowl of vegetables to a thick, pureed bowl of flavor. You MUST invest in one!!! SO much more convenient than a blender.
All together –
This lunch was right at 500 kcal with 12 grams of fiber and 13 grams protein.
The husband snuck behind my back and bought a bunch of bulk spices for very cheap at Atlantic Spice Company. They just arrived today! Now we have plenty of:
- Caraway seeds
- Black peppercorns
- White peppercorns
- Red pepper flakes
- Whole flax
- Sesame seeds
- Cayenne pepper
- Pumpkin seeds
I’m off to do school work, answer> questions, then figure out something to eat for dinner!
Almost time to start the weekend!!!!!!!!!!