Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Grapefruit-Rosemary Bread

I saw this recipe last night and wanted to make it ASAP. So here it is! This bread was great as is for breakfast this morning, but it would also be a fun recipe to experiment with, subbing in other types of citrus and herbs (but I love rosemary!!), maybe trying to strengthen the rosemary flavor with a simple syrup poured on before or instead of the glaze. It would also be fine without the rosemary if you don't have any - it's a pretty subtle flavor anyway. I, however, will use a lot more next time! My rosemary plant is getting a bit skimpy though.

This time I just added some lemon zest in the glaze since the grapefruit I used wasn't very strong. Next time I would add some lemon zest in the batter instead of the glaze - which is how I have it the recipe below.

I got this recipe from Garden Betty, which looks like a cute blog with nice gardening things, too. She also has a grapefruit-rosemary jelly.

Slightly adapted from The Garden Betty

1 3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sugar

2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
zest from 1 large grapefruit
(if you want stronger citrusy flavor) 1 tbsp lemon zest
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary

1/8 to 1/4 cup grapefruit juice 
* use the rest to make fresh juice with the juice of an orange!
** strain the grapefruit juice if you don't want the pulp in your glaze
a lot of powdered sugar

1. Preheat to 350. Mix together the dry ingredients and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and then add the buttermilk. (I did regular milk and 1/2 tbsp vinegar, let sit for a few minutes before using.) Then add the olive oil and honey and whisk well. 

3. Add in the dry ingredients and mix well. Once it's pretty smooth, add the grapefruit zest, rosemary and, if you want, the lemon zest.

4. Pour it into a loaf pan lined with parchment paper and bake for 45 minutes at 350. While it's baking mix the glaze, using enough powdered sugar to make a smooth, thick glaze. 

5. Let it cool for a few minutes before adding the glaze.

the glaze
Make juice with the leftover grapefruit juice
Baby dog having a relaxing morning

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