With a little forethought you too can have freshly baked bread that tastes like it came from a wonderful “panificio” (shop that sells bread). I’m pretty happy with my first attempt at this popular bread, although I must admit that I wish it had risen a little higher. That being said, the bread is incredibly delicious. The texture is just perfect with a slight chew to it and there’s a wonderful crust. Next time I will bake it in a pan that is not as wide as the one I used and then my loaf will be taller rather than wider.
The big taste test was a warm, crusty piece slathered with butter and it was so good that I had to walk away from the kitchen as to not eat half a loaf by myself. J. pronounced that it will be the perfect bread to use for our summer “bruschetta” and I whole heartedly agreed.
Why did it take me four years to try this bread? Don’t you wait! You can find this recipe easily on the internet and you already have the ingredients in your cupboard-flour, salt, yeast and water-go for it!