I had some bad news over the weekend.
And what’s the best thing to do when you get bad news? Well, make bread of course!
I saw this technique while I was “stumbling” on the internet recently and thought “Hmm…that looks interesting” and believe me, it IS!!
The original recipe Click Here
I followed the instructions exactly as they are written, no adding my own little this or that! Except for the additional flavours, instead of any of her choices I used fresh chopped cilantro, lemon zest and dried garlic, cause that’s why I happened to have around.
I was also THRILLED to finally find a use for this cast iron dutch oven I have. I had bought it a couple of years ago because I thought I was going camping……but as it turned out……I didn’t…..and actually have never been camping! But I had this pot, which I like, but I don’t know if you know this but you can’t really cook things with tomato in plain cast iron. Something to do with a reaction of the two that causes some unpleasant taste, and seeing as I envisioned it as my “chili pot”…..well…..it didn’t work out and it has been sitting on the shelf waiting to be used.
Well this was the pot’s chance to shine!!
So, like I said, I followed everything exactly. Prepared the dough late in the afternoon, and let it sit over night and then baked it in the morning.
I swear, I really DID try to let it cool!!
But the smell was too overwhelming. It took all our strength to not gobble down the whole loaf! Warm and soft on the inside and golden crispy on the outside. Few pats of delicious butter………it was heavenly!
And just what you need when you are feeling a bit sad!
And then it made great toast the next day and even better croutons for the Caesar Salad!