i love the process of baking bread
the measuring, mixing & kneading
i love that simple ingredients produce such goodness
with so little effort
i love peeking in the oven to watch the rising progress
then punching down the dough & forming into loaves
and ohhhhh, that moment you pull it from the oven....
the aroma alone makes my mouth water
it's hard to allow it to cool before slicing into it!
this recipe is from brown eyed baker
she wasn't exaggerating when she said this recipe produces a "ginormous" loaf
it truly is huge & could easily be made into two loaves
last night we enjoyed slices still warm from the oven with a big pot of goulash
the next few days we'll enjoy toast, both regular & french, toasted croutons for salads
& breadcrumbs to top casseroles
do you have a favorite bread recipe?