Although my focus is clearly dedicated to creating wall art, felting, and beading....there are actually other activities I enjoy. Years....like eons ago, I operated my own small cooking school in the suburbs of Chicago. In fact, the very first published book of mine was a children's cookbook. Everyday meal preparation is not as interesting as it was once to me, but I do enjoy baking.I've been playing around with different flavored breads....a change from the crusty sour dough bread I normally make. This is a Kalamata/paramesan cheese loaf after 3 risings.
A pizza stone has been heating at 425 for 30 mins.With the aid of parchment paper, the loaf is slid onto the hot stone and baked for about 45 mins.
I wish you could smell the aroma and hear the crunch as the bread was cut. Of course I'll be paying for those calories by extending my exercise for the next couple of days!