Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hobbit Bread

Did you know that I have a hobbit themed food board on Pinterest? Well I do.

Tonight I made this amazing peasant bread from Alexandra Cooks that I've had pinned on that hobbit themed food board on Pinterest for over a year. Why did I wait so long? Fear. That's right: fear, my friends.

This was my first ever attempt at baking a yeast bread.  I've always been scared to try because it seems like bread is the sort of thing that would be really easy to mess up. Like, not only do you have to make sure that you have all the ingredients and have enough of them, you have to make sure that one of those ingredients is alive. That has always just seemed like too much responsibility for me. It's enough of a commitment for me to gather my ingredients together while maintaining the will to actually do something creative with them--I can't imagine emotionally committing and willingly dedicating the time to the project only to find out that the yeast I bought is somehow defective and has given up the will to live. Or even worse? The possibility that I would kill it somehow on accident halfway through due to my clumsy incompetence and rudimentary direction-following skills. Just think of the trauma for a second. I might never bake again.


But with this recipe? Honestly, the hardest part was waiting around for the second proofing. (I dusted and rearranged our living room bookcase while I waited!)

Golden, buttery, and delicious, this peasant bread was served tonight with lentil soup and beet green salad. Consider this an official recipe recommendation. Go! Go now! Make delicious bread!


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