Jun 22, 2012
Savory Herb Bread
I'm a bread and butter kinda girl... like I could live off of it. I've been this way ever since I was a little kid. But I won't just settle for any bread...it has to be the good stuff. Give me a soft, fresh loaf of Italin bread or a crispy baguette and we'll be best friends.
When I was young my grandpa would come visit us and he would bring a loaf or two of Italian bread from this little bakery in NJ. To this day I still think it was some of the best bread I've ever had. Of course he'd yell at me when I ate too much and say I was spoiling my dinner (in a loving way of course). My family and I get a good laugh now looking back on those days and my grandpa and his bread are dearly missed.
I love making bread, I find working with the dough so much fun. I remember, very vividly, the first time I ever made bread. I was 9 years old and I spent the whole day at this farm with my fourth grade class; It was one of our field trips. We learned all about different vegetables, plants and animals and we even helped make our own dinner.
My group was in charge of making the bread and I remember how good it smelled baking in the oven and how delicious it tasted when it was all done. As you can imagine, I scarfed that down pretty quickly.
All these fond memories were brought back to me when I was making this savory herb bread.
I love the flavor fresh herbs add to any meal and with this bread it's no different. It goes along perfectly with dinner, especially pasta. Or if you're like me it makes for a good lunch/afternoon snack! It tastes best right out of the oven when it's warm and since I had some left over I've been toasting it very lightly in my toaster before adding butter. It's so delicious, I just can't get enough (obviously nothing has changed here and I bet my grandpa would have been very proud to see me making my own bread).
Recipe from, Gooseberry Patch: Patchwork Potluck