Thursday, 17 September 2009

Peter Reinhart's Italian Bread

This week I baked Peter Reinhart's Italian bread from The Bread Baker's Apprentice. The bread was gorgeously light and fluffy in the center, and crusty on the outside. The recipe can be found on pages 172-174 of his book. If you haven't picked it up already - it is a staple book for anyone interested in bread baking.
Like most of his recipes, this takes two days to make, but the time is largely unattended.

I find the two day recipes actually easier than the one day, as time is doing much of the work for you.
We are about one third of our way into the BBA Challenge, lots of great breads to go!

I love a fluffy white bread like this as a comfort food. What is your favourite kind of bread?