22 October 2012

VMF 6-22: True loaf

Silly wordplay aside, I do really have a "thing" for homemade bread (obviously). Since creating a new barm, I've baked a few loaves of bread each week. The most recent batch was courtesy a recipe from Peter Reinhart's The Bread Baker's Apprentice (2001). I adapted the Basic Sourdough recipe--using a portion of whole wheat flour and adding toasted walnuts--to produce two beautiful loaves of sourdough walnut bread
The original inspiration for the bread was one the beau and I devoured over the course of a single day: a delectably sour, nutty vin santo walnut loaf we picked up from a local farmers market a few weekends ago. Although my homemade bread isn't nearly as perfect as the aforementioned inspiration loaf, it's certainly more than edible. We've gone through one of the 1.5-pound loaves already (in two days, not one), with the second loaf soon to follow.

1 comment:

  1. Love that close-up shot! Mmmm....bread.... :)

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