This recipe is delicious. As with all copycat recipes, it’s not perfect, but it’s pretty close. I think that it would be interesting to try to use real tomatoes instead of tomato paste (all I seem to ever have is tomato paste) and see if it gets closer. Until then, this bread is will definitely satisfy your cravings for Panera or Paradise Bakery.
This week has been rough. I got summoned for jury duty and then selected, I had a midterm exam for one of my classes, I got behind on blogging, and I had a few things happen in my personal life that added some stress. Sometimes life is rough. But on this Saturday morning, I’m feeling better.
Wow, things have been busy here. I’ve been working full time, I had two tests since I last posted, and I visited my sister in Atlanta. Whew. Luckily, it’s the weekend and I’ve FINALLY had time to make something worthy of posting. Pretzels! Since I’ve been so bad about posting, I also included a recipe for beer cheese dip to use with these delicious honey wheat bagels.
I’ve been having a bad cooking streak. I forgot sugar in my past 2 recipes! I was feeling down, and I didn’t really want to cook again. I knew that if I didn’t make something I loved that I’d be feeling rejected all week. So when I was thinking of something new to make, I went for an old favorite. This recipe is delicious and so comforting.
One night, I was talking on the phone with my sister and I was describing the best guacamole I had made to date. It was awesome and I was talking on the phone with my sister (who is super awesome). My night was going well. As I was describing to her how incredible it tasted, she asked, “Did you add cream cheese to it?”