Anni Daulter shares with us a favorite spring time recipe, and one that can be found in her new book Naturally Fun Parties for Kids. You can read more about Anni in her interview in this edition of Rhythm of the Home.
Flowerpot Cheese Breads
3 cups warm water
2 teaspoons yeast
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 cup feta cheese
handful of thyme
4 cups baking flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon honey
6 small terra cotta pots
Olive oil to rub the inside of the pot
Fresh herbs for decoration
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
In a large bowl combine the warm water and yeast and let sit for 5 minutes.
While yeast is sitting, mix together all three cheeses and thyme in a separate bowl.
To the bowl with the yeast, stir in the first two cups of flour, salt, and butter. Stir in the next two cups of flour, add honey, and mix into a dough.
Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 10 minutes. Put dough in an olive oiled bowl, covered with a damp towel, and let sit until it has doubled in size, about an hour.
Remove the dough from the bowl, press out the excess gas in the dough, and knead for another 5 minutes on a floured surface.
Cut the dough into 6 pieces, each piece the size needed to fill about half a small pot. Test dough pieces for size, but don’t yet put each into pots.
Roll out the dough pieces and place cheese and herb mixture in the center of each. Press together the seams with a little water to make a small package.
Coat each pot with a little olive oil, then line with parchment paper. Place each dough ball in a pot, put pots on a cookie sheet and drizzle dough tops with olive oil. Squirt each bread ball with water from a spray bottle, and lay herbs on top.
Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve with your favorite jam!
Makes 6 breads
Anni is a Conscious Family Living Lifestyle Expert, professional cook, eco food stylist, advocate of sustainable living and author. She has written such books as Organically Raised: Conscious Cooking for Babies & Toddlers, Ice Pop Joy, Naturally Fun Parties for Kids, and The Organic Family Cookbook; Growing, Greening & Cooking Together. She is also the author of the book + magazine, Sacred Pregnancy. Anni lives in Philadelphia with her family. She has one son, Zoë (14) and Tim & Anni have one daughter together Lotus Sunshine (7) a little boy, Bodhi (4), and baby, River (1).