Winter Warm-Up

February 5, 2010

The only way to get through February is a nice hot bowl of soup and some homemade bread!

  • 2 quarts vegetable stock
  • 3/4 cup uncooked barley
  • 3 large carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice or fresh if you have them!
  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 leeks
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 handful chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Put everything into a large soup pot and bring to a boil, put the lid on and turn down to simmer for 90 minutes.  Add a splash of red wine or apple cider vinegar at the end.  You can definitley mix this up, put in some greens, some mushrooms, a zuchinni. I like it because I almost always have all these ingredients in my kitchen and its quick to make! 

    Onion Garlic Cheese Bread – Bread Maker 2lb loaf
    1 1/8 cups warm water
    3 cups bread flour
    2 tablespoons dry milk powder
    2 tablespoons sugar
    1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    2 tablespoons butter
    2 teaspoons active dry yeast
    2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
    3 tablespoons minced fresh onion
    1 cup cubed cheese ( i used swiss-mozzarella-cheddar)
    1 handful grated cheddar

    Add water, flour, powdered milk, sugar, salt, butter and yeast into bread machine in the order suggested by your manufacturer. Set for basic cycle with the light crust.

    When alert sound or when indicated by your manufacturer add the garlic, 2 tablespoons of the onion and all of the cubed cheese. After the last knead sprinkle the handful of cheddar over dough.
    Enjoy hot and fresh bread.
    And yes, I tore off the edge of the crust in this picture.. couldnt help myself.  This loaf dissapeared in less than 5 minutes between the six of us!

    Keep warm everyone!


    One Response to “Winter Warm-Up”

    1. jonah Says:

      YUMMMMMY!!! I am SO making that bread. thanks tanja!

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