I had just purchased the cookbook, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes A Day by Hertzberg and Francois. Never having actually made my own bread before, this intrigued me. My mom always made bread and sticky buns. I love the smell of the baking bread and was anxious to try this new approach to bread making.It was simple and I needed simple on my first attempt. It was also a great success!
The crust was crunchy and the crumb was soft and delicious. The best part is that one batch makes four loaves of bread. You can have fresh delicious bread quickly and easily! I must admit that a good oven is helpful. A and K are now the proud owners of an awesome new range and oven.
Our dinner guests surprised us with Fiddlehead Fern! I have to admit, I was a skeptic but I really enjoyed the crunchy and delicious flavor! They were sauteed in a little olive oil with garlic and Pancetta then sprinkled with bok choy flowers.
It was a great trip. I am ready to go again!