Monday, January 4, 2010
Our First Loaf of Bread
Good Food is one of my favorite radio shows on KCRW. Host Evan Kleiman covers the spectrum of culinary interests, from sustainable agriculture to Jonathan Gold's latest discovery in some strip mall in San Gabriel. On Saturday, I couldn't pull myself away from the radio while Evan interviewed Dr. Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois, the authors of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes and Healthy Bread in Five Minutes. I couldn't stop myself from buying all the ingredients yesterday and preparing a bucket full of dough for a week's worth of bread. Tonight, Heather and I made our first loaf. It had a thick crisp crust and the sweet potato was perfectly seasoned with cracked pepper. I think it's the best bread I've ever had, and we made it ourselves!