These recipes come from the Hollyhock Cookbook. This is the perfect bread for this smooth delicious soup.

Carrot Tahini Soup

  • 2 tbsp Safflower or Canola Oil
  • 2 cups Onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp Ginger, minced
  • 2 tsp Garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds, whole
  • .5- 1 tsp Garlic Chili Paste
  • 6 cups Carrots, roughly chopped
  • 8 cups Water or Stock
  • .5 cup Tahini
  • 1 tbsp Basil, fresh and chopped
  • salt to taste
  1. In soup pot, saute onion, ginger, garlic, cumin seeds and chili paste in oil until onion is translucent. About 15 minutes.
  2. Add carrots and continue to saute for another 10 minutes. 
  3. Add water or stock and then cover and allow to boil for 45 min or until carrots are tender.
  4. Blend with immersion blender.
  5. Stir in tahini, basil and salt to taste. (If you need to reheat, do it slowly so the tahini doesn’t separate.)

Curry Honey Bread

  • .25 cup Warm Water
  • 1.5 tbsp Yeast
  • .5 cup Honey
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Curry Powder
  • 1 cup Buttermilk (I used soy and add lemon juice)
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 3.5 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • Slivered Almonds
  1. In a large bowl, proof yeast with 1 tbsp of honey.
  2. In a small saucepan melt butter with remaining honey, salt and curry powder. Add this and the buttermilk to yeast once it’s proofed. Stir.
  3. With a wooden spoon stir in the whole wheat flour. Add the all purpose flour until too difficult with spoon. Transfer onto lightly floured counter and knead in remaining flour until the dough is firm but remains sticky.
  4. Shape the dough into a ball and place it in a lightly oiled bowl. Cover and allow to rise in warm place until it has doubled in size. About an hour.

  1. See the video in this post at 4:47 into the video about not committing dough violence by “punching down” the dough. Instead follow Elton’s folding and package procedure.

  1. Cut into three pieces.

  1. Roll out and braid dough. 

  1. Place on pizza stone and put in oven while preheating to 375′ where it will rise a second time while the oven is preheating.
  2. Whip egg in bowl and brush onto loaf and sprinkle with almonds.

  1. Bake for 40-45 minutes until golden brown on top. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

11 Responses to Carrot Tahini Soup with Curry Honey Bread

  1. Wow, that is some cool looking bread! I’m thinking about trying another sourdough starter (now that i have jam!) and maybe I can modify it.

    It’s nice and warm here but I was looking for another soup recipe just last week and I think I just found it so thank you. Do you make your own garlic chili paste or could you share the ingredient list of yours? I’ve made a few different ones now but sometimes I put the wrong kind in the thing I’m making. You know how chili paste can be red or green, indian or thai… blah blah blah.

    Thanks for sharing again and I hope you’re feeling like you again now.

  2. Annie says:

    I happen to use the Tuong ot toi Vietnam version. You could use anything really- red chili flakes, sambal oelek…

    My friend just gave me half a 50 year old sourdough started. I’m so excited about what I can make with it.

  3. Justine says:

    How you continue to make such beautiful food while battling a nasty case of hives, I just don’t know. You truly are an inspiration.

  4. Annie says:

    Oh Justine, it’s called drafts. I’m so behind on postings here, some needing pictures, others needing text. I can barely see out my right eye at the moment! Cam’s been an amazing cook, picking up my meal plan and rolling with it.

  5. louise says:

    mmm looks amazingly good…

  6. Sarah says:

    ooooooh that looks nice. I am so green eyed about that delicious looking loaf. My bread making has improved dramatically but I’ve still not produced anything half as beautiful as that baby!

    I’m so sorry to hear about the hives, what an absolute bummer ;(
    Hope you recover completely soon X

  7. Lindsay says:

    Wow that bread looks amazing! I really want to learn to make my own bread, though I’m not sure my mixer has the proper attachment for it right now anyway.

  8. Annie says:

    I made that bread by hand. It really wasn’t hard at all, especially since it was only one loaf! You can do it Lindsay!

  9. Susan says:

    Just wanted to let you know that I made the soup last night for my family and it was delicious!

  10. Annie says:

    Oh great Susan! It feels so good to hear. I’m glad you liked it because I really love this soup too.

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