Okay, I'm sure that after you have read the title of my post you're now thinking that I'm going to be bragging about my wonderful bread making abilities.
Well, you couldn't be further from the truth.....
I think I gave up on making my own homemade bread over twenty years ago.
After multiple (maybe thousands) of attempts at getting the dough to raise, I finally had to admit this bread making was just not my thing.
But guess what.....
It turns out it is my husbands thing!
Tim has been making his own special whole wheat bread for years now.
He started out working it the old fashioned way.
You know all that hand kneading. Then he progressed on to a Kitchen Aid with the special bread making mixer attachment. Next to a bread making machine which he literally wore out pretty quickly since he makes a loaf of bread every week. Then five years ago (I'm guessing, I have a short memory), he purchased a commercial bread making machine.
And believe me, it was well worth the investment.
Occasionally Tim decides to try a new recipe.
Last week it was two new recipes!
Both of the breads he chose were Italian.
The Focaccia is considered a flat bread and the Ciabatta (slipper in Italian) is a wonderfully chewy bread that is good, we think, as Bruchetta or even just garlic toast to go along with your spaghetti.
You do see now why I had to brag, don't you ladies?
The breads were just too beautiful not to share with someone.
Now that I've discovered that Tim's bread making talents go beyond just the regular weekly whole wheat loaf of bread, I'm thinking, dreaming really, of a batch of gooey, giant sized cinnamon rolls for his next out of the box experiment.
I don't know though, since Tim doesn't like sweets at all I may have to do a little
arm twisting sweet talking to get him to make them for m e.
How about you, what is your favourite out of the ordinary bread to eat?
Do you make it yourself or buy it from the bakery?
If you would like the recipe for either the Focaccia of the Ciabatta breads let me know and I'll e-mail it to you.
Until next time-Kimberly