Our daily bread
Adam: Today was my day to make bread for the family.
It's an easy job because we use the no-knead method of Jeff Hertzberg and keep the dough stored in the refrigerator until we want to bake some bread or rolls. I just took this out of the oven and Angelo came to check it out. He loves bread; it must be his Italian heritage.
|"Take the lid off, Adam, so we can see it. I can already smell it and my mouth is watering!"|
I was delighted to see how well it had raised ('oven spring') and how nicely brown and crispy the crust is. It's a 2 pound loaf.
|"Oooo - that looks yummy!"|
Now, we need to cool the loaf for several hours before cutting it. Angelo gets impatient and wants to eat it now. I have to always explain to him that the bread isn't done baking until it's cool. Patience, Angelo!
|"I've got the knife and I'll run and get the butter!"|