lørdag 14. april 2012

Best bread in the world

I got the recipe for this bread from a friend and she found it on Internet. It's a recipe from the book "Elsker deig" (love dough), written by Marit Røttingsnes Westlie.

It's a moist bread with a fantastic crust and is one of the best breads you can make at home.
It contains just a little yeast and a lot of water. You don't need to knead it, just wait and see. Because we use spelt flour, it needs a lot of water.

I made it in a clay pot (Römertopf) but it's also possible to make it in an oven pan with lock.


600 g wheat flour
250 g spelt flour
7 dl water
4 ts salt
1 ts yeast (dry)
Blend quick together the flour, salt, yeast and add the handwarm (37degr. C) water. Just use a spatula to mix it.

Cover it with plastic or a lock and let it rest in room
temperature for at least 12 hours but best 24 hours 

After 24 hours it looks like this (it bubbles and looks alive):

Now if using a römertopf, soak it in water for 10 minutes, take some oil on the sides so the bread don't stick and put it in the oven. Oven on 240 degrees C. (464 F). In the meanwhile, put a lot of flour on the bench put the dough on it and flip the sides. When the oven is warm, pour the dough in the römertopf.

And there it goes in the oven for 30 minutes, covered with lock. After 30 minutes, remove the lock

Now give it 10 to 15 min extra untill crust is golden:

Now take it out of the form and cool it down on a rist.

Tastes magnificent

Hugs, Jelrik

mandag 2. april 2012

Fly me to the moon...

This evening, there was a wonderfull moon outside. So why not try making a picture of our best neighbour? I took a normal quite cheap telescope with a 8x objective, took my iPhone and aimed the objective at the little hole in the telescope and here is the result.

The big white crater on top of the image is named Copernicus. It is about 30 km diameter and is surrounded by rays of about 800 km made by the spreading of hot material after the impact. Under Copernicus you can see the craters Reinhold and Lansberg. Just to the right side of Lansberg, Apollo 14 and 12 landed. The big crater at the bottom is tycho, named after the Danish Tycho Brahe. It is a big and prominent crater with good visible sides and a high mountain (an albedo) in the middle.

Nice clear nights are perfect for viewing stars and the moon. So go out and look up :-)

Another image of Copernicus with the rays good visible