"And, pray, what can be pleasanter to behold? Talk, indeed, of your pantomimes and gaudy shows; your processions and installations and coronations! Give me, for a beautiful sight, a neat and smart woman, heating her oven and setting in her bread! And, if the bustle does make the sign of labour glisten on her brow, … Continue reading Pleasant to Behold
Someone asked for the recipe I used to make the artisan-style Dutch oven bread I posted a few days ago. This loaf is a crusty, chewy, large air-hole artisan-style bread that is great with soups or for hearty sandwiches. There are many recipes out there and I'm not sure I'm the qualified baker to speak … Continue reading Bread Recipe
A morning loaf I am very happy with returning to Dutch oven bread. It's easy and fairly controllable to cook in and holds the moisture well. The only down side is that, with it sealed, it is difficult to sneak a peek inside. This is inside a 12 inch Dutch oven. I have no idea … Continue reading Bread
Every woman, high or low, ought to know how to make bread. If she do not, she is unworthy of trust and confidence; and, indeed, a mere burden upon the community. -William Cobbett Today this should probably read "Every homemaker" instead of "Every woman" but, as Cobbett composed this treatise in 1821, he assumed that the … Continue reading Bread – Some Thoughts from Cobbett
Form the Breadhunter's Blog: An excellent idea for those of us on the move or not settled in a permanent place. I can't wait to build one! There is a video available to watch the process in full. More on bread available throughout his blog and links. Now, off to find bricks and angle iron.