You know Ginny is stressed when…

February 20th, 2009

She finds herself pounding out her stress on bread! This semester has reached that point. I have so much work to do that I am not quite sure when exactly it is going to be done… but I keep working…

I have some good news. I have a summer job! I am very excited about it.  I love history and art. I also love law especially the legal research, the analytical reasoning and the daily interaction with clients. When I went to law school, I was hoping to find the intersection between these interests. This summer I will be interning at one of the museums here in Chicago learning the ins and outs of museum law. I can’t wait!

In the blogging world, you develop friendships with other bloggers. One particular blogger has really made an impression on my life. She is so sweet and thoughtful. She always unnecessarily apologizes when it has been awhile since I have heard from her. Lately, she has also been under a ton of stress. Although I know she couldn’t eat this bread, I would like to dedicate it to her. This is for Veggie Girl!  (when I get my friend’s excellent vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe, I will really dedicate something to you…if I could just track down that recipe)

I made this bread with some leftover pesto and goat cheese.  I would like to send it over to Bayleaf’s Bread Mania Event.  It was quick and delicious!

Pesto-Goat Cheese Swirl Bread
(adapted from Betty Crocker)

3 cups flour
1 1/2 tablespoon sugar
1/2 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 package quick active dry yeast
1 1/8 warm water
2-3 tablespoons of pesto
3 ounces of goat cheese, crumbled

1. Dissolve the yeast in the water with the sugar and salt. Make sure the mixture is bubbling so as to assure that you did not kill the yeast.
2. Mix in the flour and olive oil.
3. Mix in enough flour to make dough easy to handle.
4. Knead dough for about 10 min.
5. Place in a greased bowl. Cover and let rise for 40-60 minutes or until double.
6. Grease a loaf pan.
7. Punch down the dough and roll it into a square. Spread with the pesto and sprinkle with the goat cheese. Starting at one end, roll up the dough and place into the loaf pan.
8. Cover and let rise for 35-50 minutes.
9. Heat oven to 425. Bake 25-30 minutes.


4 Responses to “You know Ginny is stressed when…”

  1. VeggieGirl on February 21, 2009 6:19 am

    I hear ya on the school stress :-( Hang in there!!

    Congratulations on the job!!!

  2. gattina on February 23, 2009 8:42 pm

    I hope you feel much better after tasting this delious loaf.
    and many congrats on your summer job, sound very demanding, but such an intellegent girl like you must be able to handle it easily :)

  3. Allison on February 24, 2009 8:44 am

    Who doesn’t like pesto and goat cheese? I’ll be adding this one to my recipe library. Thanks! And best of luck on the museum law gig. It is a rare opportunity to find a true intersection of one’s varied interests.

  4. zenchef on February 25, 2009 9:48 pm

    Congratulations on the summer job and yum! on the bread.
    Can i have a slice please? :-)

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