I love bread, all bread. It’s delicious, fluffy and just the right kind of chewy. I do think every bread is wonderful but my two favourites, if I could even pick one, might be Challah and French bread.
Challah is so chewy and dense and the olive oil and eggs give it such a rich tasty flavour. French bread is so fluffy and crunchy and that little smidge of whole wheat flour gives it a deeper, subtle flavour. I needed bread that would combine the qualities of the two. Bread++. So I came up with my own version.
This recipe is still a work in progress, the crust isn’t quite as fantastic as I wanted it to be but I think that can be remedied. It was too crunchy; I had to brush it with butter. Instead of brushing with water next time I’ll bake it in the French bread style by misting water on the oven walls to raise the humidity just before putting the loaves in the oven. read more →