Tuesday, January 14, 2014

TWD Country Bread


Although I always love dessert (I'm so confused by people who don't), I was happy to make bread this week.  It's always nice to have fresh baked bread lying around the house.  It doesn't beat my typical no knead bread for convenience, but I liked this bread a lot.  It was extremely forgiving, and baked up into a large loaf with a thick crust and chewy interior.  I did the overnight rise in the fridge, and also let it rise for much of the next day on the counter. (I kept forgetting to mix the bread while Charlotte was awake--she's becoming very mobile and requires constant attention--and didn't want to mix it while she was a sleep because running the stand mixer always wakes her up, as does whispering her name from the other side of the house!)  Luckily, the bread was very forgiving and I noticed no ill affects of all of the extra rise time.  I served it with the party soups (more on these on Friday) and olive oil, but this bread is so versatile I think it could be served with almost anything.  It's definitely a recipe I would make again.

10 comments:

  1. I also found the bread was really forgiving and delicious!

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  2. Funny how little ones can hear the slightly whisper from the other side of the house sometimes, and other times fall asleep in the car and be moved, undressed, have pajamas put on, and placed in bed without rousing. ;)

    Your loaf is beautiful!

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  3. What a perfect looking loaf. Yes we do tend to tiptoe when the kids are sleeping :-).

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  4. I'm glad your bread turned out perfectly even if you had to work around Charlotte's schedule :)

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  5. I am glad this bread forgave you - it didn't love me quite the same way :-)

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  6. Your loaf came out perfect! Glad you could fit it in on Charlotte’s schedule!

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  7. Beautiful looking loaf. I really did enjoy this recipe too. Glad to hear it is forgiving. I think I might try leaving it to ferment longer as well next time I make it.

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  8. Lovely loaf. Yes, definitely a keeper. Loved the crunchy crust.

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  9. Your loaf looks like mine - huge!

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  10. You've baked a great loaf.
    We loved the taste and the crispy crust.
    Hugs to little Charlotte.

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