Saturday, March 15, 2008

English Muffins

Ace and I made English muffins from scratch today. The recipe is from the book: "The Bread Baker's Apprentice" by Peter Reinhart. They were surprisingly fun to make, and quite easy. The book is full of interesting information and different "formulas" that you can put together to make different types of bread.

I've been interested in stepping beyond the basic whole wheat family bread into some more artisan hearth types, and I think that this book has nice clear instructions on how to bake that kind in our little regular home oven.

I've got a bowl of starter dough for making French bread tomorrow. We'll see how that turns out. My French bread is usually pretty boring. I hope to make it super yummy, like what you would get at Panera or Breadsmith. I can dream, right?