I love tomatoes. Every single day I must eat tomatoes. Every morning I eat tomatoes. I ate sauce made with tomatoes. I like it in my salad, I love it with cheese, I eat it with yogurt. And it turns out, that I also love bread that is made with it! When I first saw a tomato bread recipe in a gluten free baking book I have, I said to myself that I HAD TO make it. But how? Because I like making my own changes to recipes I find. So it took me a while to find my own twists. First off, I used a pack of tomato puree with basil instead of the tomato juice in the original recipe. And I added water in the recipe instead. The reason why I did that was, firstly, to adjust the salt amount myself. Commercial tomato juices are really tasty but there is always salt added to them. But tomato puree is, well, just tomato puree. Second, I added sun-dried tomatoes – and at another time …
When covid-19 came, everyone started to bake – cakes, cookies, but especially their own bread. In the first few weeks it was hard to find yeast in the supermarkets. I don’t know if the initial baking frenzy died down or not, but I baked before and I will continue still. So let me present you this easy peasy bread recipe in case you’re still on baking.
I’m not exactly the biggest fan of sweet muffins. Savoury muffins though, are yumm.
I’ve been waiting for Heinon Tukku wholesale market to bring yellow zucchini for weeks, just to be able to make this recipe. Why yellow zucchini? Purely visual reasons. I could have easily done it with another veggie. And so can you, in case you wonder.
Finally! My camera broke for good a few weeks ago in the middle of preparing this recipe. It was fighting for dear life for a long time and finally, it gave in. It took me many weeks to get a new one as I waited for a long time for delivery!
I’m writing this blog post in my apartment which has been also serving as a sauna these days. I made these pastries yesterday evening when it was a 24C summer evening and I could almost bake them without an oven.
For the last few weeks my mood got worse and worse. The anxiety and depression I feel because of the situation in the world got extremely unbearable at times. So I didn’t want to feel like doing anything new – for the blog I mean. I didn’t want to do anything. But today I found some fresh energy again. So.. voila!
It’s been sunny and warm for 2 days in a row now in Helsinki. This requires a recipe that has a lot of sun in it.
In times like this, when we are all feeling weird, uncertain, scared, it’s good to bake and eat comfort food. Salty cake is a good one to try.
First things first: I’ve always been “cheese & tomatoes in the breakfast” gal. Salty. And never porridge, muesli, something flakes or granola. But lately I’ve been trying new things.