“IF THOU TASTEST A CRUST OF BREAD, THOU TASTEST ALL THE STARS AND ALL THE HEAVENS.” Robert Browning
I am so happy to be a member of Twelve Loaves. This wonderful group of bakers is founded by Lora of Cake Duchess. And for novice bread bakers like me, it’s a great place to feel supported as I delve into the scary world of YEAST! Actually, not all breads include yeast. And not all of our offerings need to be bread. But for now, I’m taking advantage of the opportunity to do a little more savory baking.
Each month, Lora will give us a theme or ingredient and we will all place our creative spins on it. This month’s theme was a tribute to The Farmer’s Market. And while there are so many great choices, I wanted to bid a fond farewell to summer’s beautiful tomatoes! This light and fluffy foccacia is my Italian riff on a BLT. Though I could call it a PAT. Salty Pancetta, peppery Arugula and sweet balsamic roasted roma Tomatoes top one of the lightest, chewiest crusts of bread I have ever tasted. All the stars and the heavens indeed! [Read more...]