Thursday, August 30, 2007

Chipotle Basil Corn Chowder and Outrageously Easy Big Bread

This Chipotle Basil Corn Chowder is another test recipe for lolo at VeganYumYum. I can't believe that I grew up not liking corn. When I finally did start liking it a little tiny bit, I only liked it on the cob. My, how times have changed. This soup was wonderful. It had just the right amount of spice in it. I thought it was a great summer soup, but it would be great in cold weather, too.

To go along with the corn chowder, I made the outrageously easy big bread from VegWeb. Sometimes I'm a little leary of the recipes on VegWeb (particularly because so many of them are hardly recipes at all), but this one got such good reviews that I figured it was worth a try. I didn't follow the directions for how to shape the bread, as I thought it would turn out nicer the way I did it. I found this recipe to be a little odd, mainly because of the instructions to sprinkle the yeast over water first, and then add that into a partial dough. I like recipes that call for proofing the yeast first, as I like to know early on whether my dough is going to rise or not. This recipe worked out just fine, though, so I guess I shouldn't be too picky. We have so much bread to eat up before we leave for a week-long beach trip.

6 comments:

Vivacious Vegan said...

I've always had good success with that bread, although I recently tried it with whole wheat flour and gluten and it didn't work out so well. Next time I'm going to try white wheat flour.

bazu said...

That bread looks so good- hard to believe it's home-made! (Well, maybe that just means I need more bread-baking experience...)

Menachem said...

bread sounds and looks good, however, i'm not so sure about all the sugar and salt and oil.

Mikaela said...

Oh, that looks just great :) I used yeast for the first time *ever* over the weekend (for pizza dough), and I agree with you - I liked knowing up front that things were alive and well :)

urban vegan said...

I'm so into the smoky flavor of chipotle. And the words "outrageously easy" sure caught my attention with the bread. I thought it was an oxymoron ;)

Deisy said...

Hello Jewish Vegan! I really like how you do your food and the pictures look great. Keep the good work up!