During the last week my oven has seen two batches of freshly baked bread, and they were really delicious so I wanted to share them with you guys.
The first batch of bread I baked was rustic rosemary and garlic bread from Amanda’s cookin’ using rosemary from my garden. I wish I had taken photographs but it was so yummy that it was eaten before I got chance to get my camera out.
I followed the recipe almost exactly, I used bread machine yeast rather than SAF and I mixed and kneaded it lightly by hand rather than using a food processor. For the first rise I left the dough under my radiator for about two and a half hours, by which time it had more than doubled in size and smelled fantastic. I shaped the loaves as described and left them for a second rise, which I rushed. I wish I had left them long enough to double again, but we were hungry and I baked them a little too soon. The bread tasted amazing but it was a little dense.