February 12, 2013
I made bread for the first time ever this weekend, and it was awesome! I kind of can't believe it turned out. I thought making bread was complicated and the dough was temperamental and you had to keep kneading it and what not, so I never tried. Then I saw this recipe on Pinterest, and the thousands of comments, and I decided to attempt it.
I used white spelt flour and it was really, really good. My loaf did not get quite as tall as the one pictured in the original recipe, but it was very good, with a nice crust. It reminded me of the bread you get at an Italian restaurant for dipping in oil and herbs.
I have the Martha Stewart Dutch Oven from Macy's, similar to this one. (I think mine is an earlier model), and it worked very well.
If you've never made bread before, I highly recommend this recipe. Give it a try! It is so easy and so worth it.
Do you guys bake your own bread? I'd love to hear if you do! And if you have a recipe that is tried and true, share it in the comments!