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September 3, 2011

Bon Appetit Cilantro-Scallion Bread

I do a lot of baking every week. Between the two loafs of bread, the sweets and the baked goods I make, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Luckily, baking is one of my favorite activities and I it provides me with a sense of calm. For me, I find the absolute most relaxing thing to bake is bread. The kneading and working of the dough lets my mind wander and if anything is bothering me I can take it out during the punch down. I especially love seeing the fruits of my labor in the finished product. A nice loaf of baked bread, is beautiful to look at. The July issue of Bon Appetit magazine had a recipe for Cilantro-Scallion Bread, which on paper looked like a great new bread recipe.

This recipe has 11 ingredients and takes approximately 2 hours to prep and bake. I had to modify the recipe slightly due to the lack of availability of black sesame seeds. When there was a ethnic market in my area I was easily able to find this ingredient and more, but now that it has closed I am limited to the grocery and super stores. Due to the fact that I was unable to find black sesame seeds I left them out of the recipe completely. I do not believe that the modification of the ingredients effected the final taste. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written.

I was very impressed by how these breads turned out. They were beautiful to look at, and tasted equally delicious. I was most impressed by how easily they heated up the next day and still had a great flavor. My two boys loved this recipe and ate 6 of the 12 breads between the two of them. This is definitely a recipe I will use again.

For the recipe go to Bon Appetit Cilantro-Scallion Bread.



21 comments:

  1. I love cilantro in everything! I find that my sewing like your baking, does the same thing for me. I can think many things through while doing it, and the finished result is so satisfying.

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  2. These look yummy! I totally understand what you are saying about your cooking. Knitting or crochet are that way for me - they free my mind up to think about other things! I'm a new follower from weekend hop. Thanks for following my blog. Your's looks great too! :)

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  3. Looks great! I do not get to bake often but I will be baking a cake for my mom tomorrow. I hope it turns out good. Take care and continue to enjoy baking.

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  4. Beautiful pinwheels... love to spiral things, guarantees the taste in every bite!

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  5. They sound soooooo yummy but I am past the point of prepping and working that long for a finished process. Wish I lived closer, cuz I would buzz by and try to beg you for a taste.

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  6. Love making these for the family. Returning the follow,twitter, facebook, and RSS. Thanks for stopping in at Baba's.

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  7. @Mommy I love cilantro too :)

    @Lisa my mom tried unsuccessfully to teach me to knit and I have two left thumbs :)

    @Judy Good luck with the cake!

    @Inspired Thanks :)

    @Kim If you lived closer I would definitely share, I love having other people try my food :)

    @Baba My family loved these, great family friendly food! Thanks for following back so many ways!

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  8. These swirled breads are a change of pace from the standard slice and it insures a lot of flavor there. thanks for sharing.

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  9. Oh my! what a nice blog. Everything looks so great. Too bad I am doing a cleanse or else i would make the cilantro bread. Thanks for joining my blog, I am following back.
    Nicole Weaver
    http://mybirthdayiseptembereleven.blogspot.com

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  10. This looks yummy! Your blog is great. I'm a new member of the MBC and am doing the blog hop. I really am having fun.

    Since I'm a newbie at blogging I certainly would appreciate any tips you can give me for my blog. Please look me up!!

    Wendy :)

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  11. That looks delicious! I love to bake too, so I totally know where you are coming from. Fresh baked bread is the BEST! So hands-on! And cilantro- YUM! I have to try this one! :-)

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  12. That looks so good, even though I hate Cilantro.

    Oh, following you back ;)

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  13. @Tina They are a nice change of pace from sliced bread, plus everyone gets their own serving :)

    @Little I'm going over to your blog to check it out and comment :)

    @Smart Thanks :) Bread baking is very hands on, I love it!

    @Lori It doesn't have an overly cilantro taste, it's more of an undertone, so even if someone wasn't a big fan of cilantro the taste would still be delicious!

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  14. I remember seeing this recipe in Bob Appetit and I marked it so I would make it later. It's gorgeous and we are such huge cilantro fans.

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  15. @Elsa Thanks, we love cilantro in our house also :)

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  16. Not only do I love cilantro but the appealing and unique look of the pinwheels alone makes me want to give this one a try. Thanks!

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  17. @Sheri I love the look of the pinwheels also, they look different than usual bread.

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  18. @carrie's Thanks, they tasted yummy also :)

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  19. Loving this recipe, it looks so delicious and healthy, thanks for sharing!

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