I used to bake great bread. I have never been a fan of bread machines and I love working with the dough. I have a Julia Child’s Baking Cookbook and I have made most of the bread and they all turned out beautiful. Then we moved to Kansas City and just about every yeast dough I have made has turned into a floppy gluckly mess! I have no idea why. It’s not because of the humidity as I grew up in Memphis. It’s not an elevation problem. I haven’t a clue what has been going on. Have I lost my touch? I was beginning to think so. At least until this loaf of bread. This glorious, beautiful, tasty, wonderful loaf of bread. It was so easy to make that as soon as I finished the first loaf I went ahead and made a second one right away. And it was just as good as the first! I did make one change to the recipe on the second loaf from the original recipe. It was a bit too salty and those were the comments left on the blog. So the recipe I give you here is with less salt. I found this recipe on Just Another Day in Paradise blog and it is a fool proof wonderful recipe. Take a closer look.
This bread was great on it’s own with just a little butter but it was even better when I made Grilled Cheese with and it was out of this world when I made French Toast with it!!! That post will be coming soon. Can you see how dense the bread is and that wonderful perfectly crisp crust? I see no reason that I should ever buy a loaf of artisan bread again. Just imagine all the possibilities with just small adjustments to the recipe. I think the next time I make this I am going to press herbs onto the top of the dough just right before baking. Oh that will be so pretty when it comes out of the oven!
I really really hope that you will make this bread. I am telling you it is SO easy and so wonderful.
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