The Hungry Reader: Peter Rabbit’s Brown Bread

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

It’s the first day of spring, and we’re thinking rabbits, eggs, and chicks. Except, here at The Kitchn, we try to avoid all that twee stuff. For us, the trappings of spring mean gold painted eggs and real chickens in the city. On the bunny side, we couldn’t let Hungry Reader month go by without a mention of our favorite greedy gourmand – Peter Rabbit.

We saw this post from Gretchen at Canela y Comino, where she usually blogs about Peruvian food. This post, though, was on this bit from Beatrix Potter’s 1902 classic, Peter Rabbit:

Peter’s mother, Mrs. Rabbit, “took a basket and her umbrella, and went through the wood to the baker’s. She bought a loaf of brown bread and five currant buns.”

Gretchen recreated this retro recipe with an old-fashioned recipe for a no-knead brown bread baked in a small pot! (Sound familar?)

We love the nutty brown bread she makes here, and we wonder if Peter had known how good it would be he maybe would have stuck around and not got into so much trouble? (He literally loses his trousers, if we remember correctly. Poor Mr. MacGregor – chasing these pesky rabbits out of his garden! Being gardeners now we have much more sympathy for him.)

Go read the rest of the post and find the recipe at Canela y Comino!

Have you made anything lately that reminds you of a favorite book?

(Images: From Canela y Comino)