We love homemade bread around here. Not only does the hot oven warm up the house on a frigid day, but it’s tastier, healthier and less expensive than any purchased at the grocery.
We’ve struggled for years to make this a habit without too much success until we were gifted this book for Christmas (in 2011). I highly recommend you try Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. So easy.
This is just the simple Boule, one of the “Peasant Loaves” that they recommend you try before moving on to flatbreads, pizza dough, enriched breads and pastries. There’s a sandwich bread, but we just keep using this one and it makes fantastic sandwiches, especially grilled.
If you’re ready to get started right away, just go to the Bread in Five website. It looks like there are plenty of tempting recipes to get you started.
I think I might try those chocolate espresso doughnuts they recommend ringing in the new year with.
See, warm and not-too-dense in the middle and slightly crusty on the outside. You’ll never love a grilled cheese and tomato soup more.