I made French Bread. I have avoided this pleasant task for quite a while, because the Trout and I usually cannot eat a small amount. We love crusty bread and this bread was no exception.
For years I have made baguettes from a recipe I got a long time ago from Williams-Sonoma. This recipe always pleased and the wine group we belonged to in Wisconsin always had French bread when we were tasting wine at our house.
Today I tried a new recipe and technique and I really like it. Thibeault's Table is a blog by Ann. She has the best recipes, many which we have tried, but she is one fantastic bread baker. So today, I made her French bread using her recipe from Julia Child.
The bread has a thick, crust and crackles when you cut into it. This is the way bread should be. You know the kind. The kind of bread that scratches the roof of your mouth because the crust is so crackly. Just love it.
Ann has perfect directions. I had never used my food processor for making the dough, but was pleased at how well it worked.
Check out Ann's blog and try to make this yourself.
Wine of the Day, No. 181
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