Monday, February 23, 2009

Bread Baking Buddies Pane ai Cinque Cereali con Noci

This month is the Bread Baking Babes' anniversary and what would be nicer than a walnut loaf to celebrate ?

Tanna of My Kitchen in Half Cups chose as BBB Anniversary Bread Carol Field’s Pane ai Cinque Cereali con Noci (Five-Grain Bread with Walnuts). Adapted from The Italian Baker by Carol Field. I love this book: it's the second one I got on bread baking when I was living in Santa Barbara (CA) almost.......25 years ago (sob !) and I've never seen an Italian baking book so complete !!

I really enjoied this bread, the dough seemed so much that I divided it in three loaf pans so they didn't raise too much but the crunchiness it's not a problem with it !!


Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure it's today! Have a very wonderful birthday...hope you get lots of wonderful surprises!

Lien said...

Mah è il tuo compleanno oggi??? Tantissimi congratulazioni per te!!

Anche gratulazioni con il tuo pane! Che bello e deliciozo! Mi piace il cuore!
Grazie per essere la nostra BBBuddy! ;-)

Engineer Baker said...

I love the heart :) This really was a wonderful bread - I liked the crunchiness as well.

Miette said...

This bread looks like crispy and thick all at once ! What a good idea !



Elra said...

I have to look for that book. The bread sounds so delicious. You lived in SB before? I really like SB, in fact really want to live there one day.

Natashya said...

Great job on the bread, buddy! I love the hearts.
I have heard such wonderful things about this book, I have ordered it and should have it soon... sigh.. I have always wanted to be Italian!

BICE said...

Di nuovo auguroni,
carissimia amica dal cuore grande.
Un abbraccio.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Ahhh shucks Natalia! LOVE the heart! This is beautiful nutty tasting for sure.
So glad you enjoyed it.
You are so right this is just an incredible book all the way around!

The Blonde Duck said...

That bread is so cute! I can't believe it took three pans.

Anonymous said...

Your walnut bread sounds delicious. Is it your birthday too? Happy birthday!

n.o.e said...

I halved the recipe and made one loaf (will post it on Wednesday or Thursday) - we loved this bread. So hearty and nutty. Love your heart!
Happy Birthday, Natalia.