Saturday, April 30, 2011

Dough: Basic Bread

After an almost year long hiatus from bread baking, I pulled out Reinhart's book The Bread Baker's Apprentice. This book usually gets good reviews but I have difficulty with the recipes. This was supposed to be the Ciabbatta (page 136) but it did not work out correctly. This was also the 2nd time I tried this recipe. I'm not sure what I am doing wrong - but does it matter when you still make yummy bread? NO!



  1. I had a huge problem with BBA's Ciabtta as well. It came out really firm, not light and wet when I made mine.

    I wound up proofing it in a metal bowl and making a round loaf. It's just bread, we ate it anyway. :D

    Yours looks really tasty and I love the holes you got in yours.

  2. lol - thanks for letting me know I'm not alone! :)