Saturday, September 11, 2010

Algerian Flatbread

For this HBn5 assignment I chose to do a loaf of WW bread, which was gone before I could get a picture, and the Msemmen. The spices smelled so good when I was mixing them up. My thought was that 3 tablespoons of olive oil was too much. When I rolled up the dough a lot of the spice mixture leak out; it was so runny. I was afraid that I had lost all of the flavor, but I was wrong. Great tasting bread with a kick from the cayenne that grew in the back of the mouth. MJOL liked it but did think it was a little too spicy.





Check out what the other bakers did over at Michelle’s Big Black Dogs.

I had an influx of tomatoes the last couple of weeks and have been scrambling to find things to do with them. I made and canned some salsa. I made and froze some stewed tomatoes and then I thought hmmm.. I think I'll try roasting. I cored, quartered and seeded them, added some olive oil, balsamic, and garlic. I roasted them at 275 for about 2 1/2 hours. The house smelled so heavenly I could barely stand it, and the product....like sweet candy jewels. I froze them for use in those cold dreary winter months when tomatoes would taste so good.



Until our next baking adventure.

13 comments:

Guff (né Old Pop) said...

Your Msemmen looks great. I am jealous of your extra tomatoes, mine suffer from finger blight--we usually eat them right off the vine and they never even get into the house.

Michelle said...

Elwood! Your Msemmen looks wonderful, best one I've seen yet.

Love tomatoes roasted with Balsamic Vinegar. I've made savory rolls with roasted tomatoes before, about time I tried it again!

Femalechef said...

WOW looks wonderful!!!

Carolyn™ said...

Sure looks pretty.

Bonnie said...

I love roasted tomatoes! And your flatbread looks wonderful. I 've been gone and not able to bake for awhile but I think the flatbread is one I need to make up.

Carlyn said...

Your bread looks wonderful!! What a great idea to freeze roasted tomatoes. I'm going to do that too. Thanks for the suggestion!

Cristie said...

Your bread looks wonderful, and I have tomatoes that really need a home- roasted tomatoes is a great idea.

Danielle said...

love the bread!! it looks incredible. My family loves spicy.
I hope next year I'll be able to plant my garden and enjoy an over abundance of tomatoes

Judy's Bakery & Test Kitchen said...

Everything looks great! I'll have to try roasting the tomatoes!

LISA said...

Okay, I live in Florida and can't get tomatoes that good. I'm drooling all over the keyboard here. You have a virtual roll of paper towels handy?! Delish!!

Petra said...

I used that filling for another flatbread and it was oh so good. I am looking forward to making that one again

Tweety's kitchen said...

Roasting tomatoes was a good idea! I have done that before and remember the wonderful smell that permeated the house. Yes, the Msemmen was a bit spicy. Definitely needed some water in between each bite. Nice looking Msemmen!

Cathy (breadexperience) said...

Your Algerian Flatbread looks fabulous! It was a bit spicy but we loved it.

I just roasted some tomatoes as well. I plan to use them in a sourdough strata.

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