Welcome to our blog! We wanted a place to share reviews of Mark Bittman recipes from "How to Cook Everything" and "How to Cook Everything Vegetarian" cookbooks. This blog's purpose is not to re-post recipes, but instead we will leave feedback for HTCE and HTCEV users on recipes we have tried, what we have loved and what we haven't loved.
Quote from Intro:
"Anyone can cook, and most everyone should. It's a sorry sign that many people consider cooking 'from scratch' an unusual and even rare talent. In fact, it is a simple and rewarding craft, one that anyone can learn and even succeed at from the get-go." -Bittman, HTCE
Monday, February 1, 2010
Fruit-and-nut or Vegetable-and-Nut Bread Variation: Pumpkin Ginger Bread with Hazelnuts
For Thanksgiving I made the Pumpkin Ginger Bread with Hazelnuts variation of this recipe. It should really be called a "cake" and not a "bread" but it was so incredible! I am not a giant fan of nuts inside breads and desserts, but the hazelnuts were flavorful and a good addition to the bread.
I used orange juice as the juice in the recipe and it worked well. For this one, you also use the pumpkin raw, which was a little challenging to grate but not too difficult.
The only critique I had of this variation was I wished for more ginger but I'll just remember to do that next time. Overall this was a nice bread to accent a wintery meal.