The new year is about to begin and I’m determined to get back on track with The Bread Baker’s Apprentice Challenge! I’ve fallen way behind many of my fellow BBA bakers, but the great thing about this challenge is that we each set our own pace, and even though I’ve fallen behind, I can pick right back up where I left off and continue working toward the goal of finishing all the breads in the book. And since I am behind several of the others, there are plenty of people I can turn to for help or advice!
Today, I’m writing about the 15th bread in the challenge: Italian Bread. I actually baked and photographed this bread months ago, so bear with me as I try to remember the details of the process – luckily I took lots of photos. One thing I do remember is the wonderful flavor of this bread. I gave a loaf to my friend Caron for her birthday, and she shared a buttered slice of the still-warm bread with me in her kitchen. There’s nothing like sharing bread and butter with a friend! Continue reading →