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.