Morning bread

Sometimes, a breakfast can look like this. Home made rye/whole wheat bread, mushroom sautéed in oil, salt and thyme, local scrambled eggs and fresh spinach with a dressing made of olive oil, apple cider vinegar, olive leaf oil, lemon, ginger and sesame seeds. Some carrots there too.

The bread that made it all possible.

Swedish measurements:

3,5 dl grahamsmjöl
3,5 dl rågsikt (eller kör enbart rågsikt om du vill ha ett ljusare bröd)
1 dl solroskärnor
1,5 tsk salt
1/2 tsk torrjäst
3,5 dl vatten

Measurements using cups:

1,5 cups whole wheat flour
1,5 cups rye flour
1/2 cups sunflower seeds
1,5 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon instant or rapid-rise yeast
1 1/2 cups water

Mix together flours, seeds, salt and yeast. Add water and mix well. This is supposed to be a very wet dough so use spatula if you like. Also, this bread does not need proofing so don't worry about it. Cover your bowl with plastic wrap and set aside for at least 12 hours. Overnight for example. Heat oven to 220 C or 450 F. When the oven has reached those degrees, place a cast iron pot with a lid in the oven (or any durable pot with lid) and heat the pot for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, pour dough onto a heavily floured surface and shape into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and let set while the pot is heating. Remove hot pot from the oven and drop in the dough. Cover and return to oven for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes remove the lid and bake an additional 15 minutes. Remove bread from oven and place on a cooling rack to cool. It's tempting to slice right into it, but leave it for at least 30 min to let the bread settle nicely.

Swedes, have you tried the new vegetarian liver paté? Made with a mushroom and pea protein base. I got the real liver version + this one to compare flavours (and because I used to love the original leverpastej when I was younger), and I now realised that the one made with actual liver had such a greasy and unappetizing aftertaste compared to the veggie version. Interesting experimenting with foods now that the mindset is different, compared to how we as children just ate whatever that was served without questioning.

This vegetarian paté contains a tiny bit of sugar, like most processed foods, otherwise it's pretty clean.

Have a beautiful day wherever you are ☀️