Mardi’s no-knead french loaf

My blogging friend Mardi Michels recently published a cookbook! in the french kitchen with kids. Its filled with a wide range of recipes that look amazing. And I’m sure they are, since Mardi is both an accomplished cook, and we’ve been reading about her cooking classes with kids and have seen the results. Growing up,… Continue reading Mardi’s no-knead french loaf

Chocolate and dried cherry fougasse

When we made a more traditional savory fougasse a few years ago, really enjoyed it. This version has been at the back of my mind since I opened the cookbook. I enjoy baking bread, so I thought it would be a fun challenge. Like David, I love dried cherries. Chocolate of course, is nice. I… Continue reading Chocolate and dried cherry fougasse

A Bread-baking Experiment

At the end of the year, Bon Appetit published a list of great recipes for using a Dutch Oven. One included in the group was called BA’s Best Bread.  I still had some time off from work and thought it would be fun to try. A classic 3-day bread starting with a poolish. In typical… Continue reading A Bread-baking Experiment

No-Knead Artisan Bread

One of the things I’ve been trying to get back into this year is bread-baking. It’s something I enjoy a lot, but don’t do enough (and of course, don’t really need!). My grandmother Johnson taught me to bake bread when I was pretty little – still living in Michigan. She wasn’t one to be very… Continue reading No-Knead Artisan Bread