Bread # 32 & 33 Italian Bread and Hearty Wheat

For the birthday bash I (of course) wanted to have some fresh bread for our meal.  I chose an Italian Bread for the grown up tomato, mozzarella and pesto sandwiches, and a wheat so hearty (any parent would be proud to give their child) for the classic pb&j’s for the children.

Both have long drawn out directions.  I can be sure that no one will follow these directions on my blog.  Right?  If I am wrong, please leave a comment that you want them and I would be delighted to re-do this post.  I just know the time spent doing it would be only worth while if someone felt a little like baking for the next three days.  It is one hundred percent worth it, if that convinces anyone to comment.

Both breads can be found in Amy’s Bread.  A fantastic book from start to finish.

Lots of rising.  Lots of excitement though too.  It is amazing how much this sponge starter bubbles and froths after you take it out of the fridge.

And oh my, look at those air pockets.  Mmmm…done right. (pat, pat)

And when I say hearty, I mean it. Wheat berries and toasted walnuts.

Bread.  Every good party needs some.

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