Monday, July 28, 2008

Basic Hearth Bread

This week's bread from The Bread Bible is the Basic Hearth Bread. It involves a short fermentation on the sponge, then a quick 3 hour rise with a little folding and shaping in between.

I like this bread, it has a nice crust, and a chewy but light interior. I think another 2 minutes in the oven would have been better for the crust, but it was a perfect golden brown so I took it out. It is a mild flavored bread, good for just about anything. My husband said it was European in texture...

Oh yeah, I got to hear the crackling again when it came out of the oven :) I think I'm getting better at this bread thing.

3 comments:

Susan/Wild Yeast said...

Don't you love it when your crust sings to you? Beautiful loaf.

Chelle said...

Beautiful bread! I have this book on my wish list!

Barbara said...

Oh, lovely! Did you know Rose has a blog and forums? I bet the folks over there would love to here about your baking project. You can post about it here:

http://www.realbakingwithrose.com/forums/