Thursday, November 27, 2008

BBB: Rosendal Crispbread

Happy Thanksgiving!


Is anyone else feeling Christmas-y already? Yeah yeah yeah, I know it's just Thanksgiving, but I've been avoiding Christmas music for the past month and tomorrow is the first day I will let myself listen to it. You have to have standards, right?

Okay so that's not entirely why my crispbreads are snowmen. When I read the recipe and saw that you were supposed to cut out the center with a cookie cutter, I realized I had a problem. I only have one cookie cutter, an addition to my stocking last Christmas. It's a snowman. A really big snowman. Cute, yes, but sort of limiting. It means I can only make cutout cookies in December, and that's sort of sad. More sad though is that I haven't gotten around to buying any more cookie cutters.


And that's how I ended up with my little rye crackers in the shape of snowmen. They're absolutely adorable, and amazingly tasty. I just converted tossoff from my sourdough starter George into a rye starter, and tweaked the recipe until I had the right consistency of dough. They came together incredibly easily and were wonderfully crispy. I've had them with goat cheese, hummus, soup, and by themselves. The rye flavor is amazing, and my starter is old enough that I think it's becoming a bit more complex and interestingly sour. All in all, another Bread Baking Buddies challenge success, and one that could even make me a convert to yeasted crackers.


Thanks go to Gorel of Grain Doe for picking such an interesting (yet relatively easy!) bread for this month. Make sure to check out all of the other Bread Baking Babes' and Buddies' crisp breads, which may be a bit less seasonally themed than mine! And if you want to make it, see the recipe on Gorel's site here.

15 comments:

natalia said...

Well they really look great with the snowman !!! And they where very good too !!

Shaheen (Coco) said...

Oh they are snowmen! I thought they were light bulbs. You couldn't blame me,given the title of your blog. ;)

Baking Soda said...

Lightbulbs...amazing! No, I can see they are snowman and they look great! The starter is really useful and lends a nice flavour to any kind of bread. Great job!

Liz said...

Oh man, we have had Christmas music around our house since November 1st. (My husband is a Christmas music fanatic, and would start listening to it in Sept if I let him.) So Nov 1 is our compromise. So I would have to say YES, it feels like Christmas! Your snowmen flatbread are darling, and just in time for the holiday season. :)

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

In some way or another this is what is so fun about blog reading. Same recipe, same ingredients and wow a whole new take on it. The snowmen are terrific! I just poked a hole in mine with my finger. I am doing these again and I want a snow man now too.
So glad you've baked with us again!

görel said...

I think you have taken this bread to a new level! Snowmen shaped holes (and crackers) is a great idea. I'm so glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for baking with us!

Di said...

The snowmen look great. Most of my cookie cutters are Christmas ones, too. And yay for Christmas music--I wait until the day after Thanksgiving as well. Time to swap out the CDs in my car. =)

Lien said...

Great looking snowmen!! What a nice idea. Not christmass-y here yet, we have to wait till after 5 dec when Sinterklaas is gone in Holland. Thanks for baking with us!

Susan said...

I have to admit my first thought was lightbulbs too :) Very cute. Happy Thanksgiving!

jesse said...

Awww, they look soooo cute!! And they look pretty darn delicious too... happy Thanksgiving!

Natashya said...

I predict more cookie cutters in your stocking this year, providing that Santa reads your blog.
Love the snowmen crackers, very creative!

Jaime said...

those snowmen are so cute!

TeaLady said...

A new take on Gingerbread Men???? Cute.

n.o.e said...

I love anything rye, so these look delicious to me, snowmen and all. My word, I could give you a boxful of extra cookie cutters - I have a whole drawer full.
Nancy

Katy said...

Omg yum! They look amazing!