I think I have a new addiction and it's going to cost me a few pounds. Every where I go and with every bite I take, I think of bread. Every winter, I put on what we call the "Winter Spread". It's generally about 10 pounds! Yikes!
At this rate, it'll be 20! But I have a wierd way of justifying things in my mind. Such as:
It's not loaded with ingredients I can't pronounce.
It's always fresh.
It makes my house smell sooooo good.
It makes for great croutons in the dehydrator (got some going now!) I cut up my left over French bread, and sprinkled it with garlic and thyme. Thought it would be super yummy at Thanksgiving time. Or snack time.
It tastes divine.
And I am pretty sure it's a real crowd-pleaser.
I've already tried several different recipes and haven't found one yet that I did not love! Is that bad?
Then yesterday, I went to B&N, where I always gravitate to the DIY and Cookbook sections. I need another cookbook like I need a hole in my head. Did I mention I am addicted to those too? Not only do I keep my cherished ones in the house...
So naturally, I want another one!
Side note, have you ever checked out this website? The Fresh Loaf. I thought it was pretty cool.
Today I tried a recipe from TastyKitchen submitted by Krista Maurer. Click the link if you are curious. I was a little scared at the part that says to add 'up to' 9 C of flour so that the dough is not sticky. Mine was pretty sticky and I did have to go the distance with it. But it turned out pretty darn good! I also had to turn my oven down a bit, it must run hot and I didn't want to over-brown the top.