I’ll need to do another post with the recipe for this bread later, because I don’t have the original version, found in the February issue of Martha Stewart Living, in front of me to reference, but I couldn’t resist sharing this photo now (we got the camera back and I think JiT and I were both a little overzealous to put it to work!).
While I’ve made french-style loaves before this was my first attempt at a country-style sandwich bread that baked in a loaf pan. It turned out wonderful! Dense and chewing inside with a crunchy crust.
The bread was delicious straight from the oven, smeared with butter and jam, it made great toast for me yesterday morning, and JiT used some to make an open-faced sandwich last night that got a rave revew. That makes me especially happy. Since I have class on Monday and Tuesday nights, I’ve been trying to make things over the weekend that he can use for easy suppers while I’m out. I’ve figured out that homemade bread and roast chicken are great on Sunday…and also great for him to recycle into sandwiches and salads on Monday & Tuesday. While my night school situation is probably uncommon, I’m sure the same idea can be applied for anyone else who is too busy to cook much on weeknights. Even quickie leftovers feel more gourmet when made from gourmet dinner remnants!
I’ll be sure to share the recipe as soon as I can. Meanwhile…if you have any quickie meal tips, I’d be happy to hear them. Please share!
Hope everyone is enjoying the week so far (despite the snow for you in the Midwest).