I like this photo so much, I think I might just hang a copy of it in my kitchen. But anyway…
I’m looking for a recipe and really hope you can help me out. You see, very little makes me happier than French bread. I’m a carb junkie, it’s true.
Unfortunately I still haven’t found the perfect recipe. You know, the one where you end up with a crisp, crunchy crust and a slightly chewy center and a scent that is to die for? Yeah, that one.
I’ve tried several recipes over the past few years: some were inedible, others were tasty but not spectacular and somehow they all missed that little something that makes you want to sigh when you set your teeth into it.. like the bread in the photo.
How on earth do they do it? Like the Moroccan bakery where I buy my bread. Their bread is so amazing they have people coming from all corners of Gouda and beyond just to shop there.
Slowly I’m finding out that making French bread really is an art. Unfortunately not one I’ve mastered yet.
Have you ever made French bread yourself? And if you did, would you mind sharing the recipe/method?
Not having much of a sweet tooth, I usually resort to a cheese plate for dessert. Or tiramisu, on special occasions. But you sure make me happy with a good ole Irish coffee after dinner. Or a Spanish coffee for that matter (just replace whiskey with Tia Maria). Yum. I’ve seen a lot of recipes that use a mere 1 or 2 tbsp whiskey in either the batter or the…