Do you remember way back when I said I wanted to make more bread instead of buying it? Well, today’s the day!
Bread attempt number one: so far so good. I just took it out of the oven to see if it was done yet and snapped this photo. It’s not quite so it’s baking a bit longer while I tell you about it.
I used this recipe for a basic white loaf, but cut it in half because I only have this pan*. I decided I wanted to try one just the way the recipe had written it** (the left loaf) and the other with some Pecorino Truffle cheese rolled into it with rosemary and salt on top***.
Well, so far it looks perfect. I hope it tastes as good as it smells. It is putting me into a dreamy state as the fog has rolled into my neighbourhood and there are clouds blowing past the window.
As soon as it comes out of the oven, I’m putting on my jacket and a scarf and heading down to the grocery store to get the ingredients for supper: Enchiladas with Mole sauce (from my all time favourite cook book “Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone” by Deborah Maddison) and chocolate tahini cakes for dessert. Peter’s not home until 8, so I should have enough time to get it mostly done. As long as I don’t sit around eating freshly baked bread and drinking tea. Okay. Dinner might be late.
*note to self: buy a bread pan or two.
** So, not entirely as written. I basted it with butter on the top ’cause I like it that way and oiled the counter I rolled the bread on because that’s how my Mom always did it.
*** You know me. I can’t leave well enough alone.