Oh, Brother; it's Bread!.
I've always been a little...well, tense...when it comes to yeast. In this house, Matt makes the most of the bread. But I've been working on my 'fear'. Trying more yeast recipes.
Last week, I caught an episode of Sara's Secrets on Food TV: her guest was Brother Rick Curry, who had written the cookbook "The Secrets of Jesuit Breadmaking". The first thing they made was ' Brother's Bread'. And boy, did it look good!
So, just because, I gave it a try.
It was almost deliriously easy to make. Since I started the dough the night before Easter, I went with the slow, in-the-refrigerator, method of rising.
The next morning, after breakfast, I punched down the dough and formed it into loaves.
The interesting part was putting loaves into a cold oven, as well as spritzing them with, not water, but vinegar!
I gotta say, I liked the way they came out, though. Nice, crusty bread, with a very good taste.
This one's a keeper.