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Multigrain Rolls and Improvised Vegetable Soup

Yesterday I made multigrain rolls. As with the semolina bread, I followed a recipe from the Bread book. The rolls turned out really well but were a mess to make because the recipe calls for cooked multigrain cereal in addition to uncooked. It wasn’t as messy as the gnocchi, though. Sister, who doesn’t even like multigrain bread, liked them!

And then I made some vegetable soup, because I had some root veggies that needed to be used up. I didn’t follow a recipe, but here’s what I used:

Olive oil
Onion, diced
Garlic, chopped
2 turnips
2 small potatoes
1 large carrot
1 small yellow squash
3 crimini mushrooms
4 beet green leaves
1/4 cup barley
1 vegetable bouillon cube
1 imitation beef bouillon cube
6 cups of water

It was quite delish. Mother, who does like vegetable soup, liked it.


Semolina Bread

Today I made semolina bread for the first time, following a recipe from the book Bread by Eric Treuille and Ursula Ferrigno. I haven’t made any bread in a long time. A year or two ago I got into breadmaking for a while (I made a loaf of multigrain bread, and a loaf of chili bread, and a couple batches of pitas) but then I drifted away from the breadmaking. This bread was a lot of work (making a starter, 10 minutes of kneading, 5 minutes of chafing, etc.) but it turned out really well. Mother and sister offered up a chorus of approval and are now insisting that I make bread more often. I just might do that.

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