I tried baking my first loaf of homemade bread this weekend. While it was a fun experience, the jury is still out on whether it was a success or not.
My 14 year old said, “Hmmm…this is different Mom.” From my carb-loving teenaged boy, that’s not exactly a rousing endorsement.
I used this recipe for country style French bread. It’s not the worst bread I’ve ever eaten. The inside was all right, but the outside could break a tooth. It was semi-good toasted.
Here’s a photo of my misshapen Franken-loaf.
I really liked the process and can see myself baking regularly IF I could find some good recipes. I put this promising book on hold at the library: The Bread Baker's Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread.
Anyone out there have a good resource for a beginner who wants to make good bread?