Hello! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend so far. I know we are... and today I'm so thankful for all those who have served for our freedom and my heart goes out to any that have lost a loved one.
Saturday we had a day packed from beginning to end, but first thing on the agenda was preparing a meal for company that evening. Jillian and I were out in the garden at 6:30 (in our pajamas, of course!) picking squash and herbs for the cooking and baking to be done. There really is something wonderful about starting your day outside...
Jillian has become so familiar with the herbs I can actually be cooking in the kitchen and ask her to run out to the garden for something specific. She loves that.
Everything on the menu but the dessert called for a fresh herb. (smile) I thought this would be a wonderful opportunity to try a new recipe for fresh herb french bread. Two times in one week... I guess I was on a roll! ;-)
Rising bread never fails to make me happy. It took me an embarrassing long time to conquer homemade bread... I had many failures before a success. I think it is truly a labor of love... it's more than just following a recipe... so much of it is learning the way it should feel and look.
This bread was absolutely wonderful and so flavorful. There just wasn't any way I could wait until the evening meal before sampling it.
Do you enjoy making bread? Try it some day... it's worth the effort, I promise!
Note: This herb french bread recipe came from the The Romantic Prairie Cookbook