So usually I don't make bread —I just buy it.
Lately, though, I've been dreaming about making my own bread, mostly because I see that around the blogosphere everyone is doing it and, as my parents would say, when you see that everyone is jumping off the bridge I suddenly want to do it too. Also, I'm still unemployed, living by myself —although temporarily— for the first time in six years, which means that I have a whole lot of freaking time on my hands. I'm being honest here: if I had a job or if my boyfriend wasn't 5,000 miles away I'd never even think of making bread. I'd go to the store and buy it because I'd have much better things to do than battling with yeast to make my own loaf of crunchy goodness.
But I'm jobless and Tommy, for the time being, isn't here, so I find myself with plenty of free time and nothing to do. Which makes me kinda crazy I guess since, lately, I have found myself doing crazy, out-of-this-world shit such as ironing my clothes, watching tv and, you know it, baking my own bread.
2 2/3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons minced fresh chives
2 zucchini, grated
2 handfuls fresh basil leaves, minced
2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a loaf pan and set aside.
In a large bowl beat the eggs with milk and oil. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, the cheese, the herbs and grated zucchini. Season with salt and pepper, and mix well. Pour dough into prepared loaf pan.
Bake for about one hour.