I’d like to start today’s post by saying Thank You to everyone that buzzed, shared and left a comment on my Life as a blogger post and not only.
I’m not a very talkative person, although my husband and a couple of very close friends might argue that.
A couple of weeks ago I was talking with one of my dearest friends about my blog and one of the advice was “start to share things at a more personal level, try not to be shy, I know how hard it can be, but write as if no one but you were reading it” and I did.
To be honest, when I start writing that post I had no idea it’s going to have such an impact and that many of you had the same story. I thought I was the only one left on Earth living under a rock. I’m so blessed I got to meet all of you. It’s been such a wonderful journey and I’m still enjoying the ride.
Some of you were too sweet and called me a successful blogger. Those comments made me do some dancing but when I looked outside the window I was still in rainy Virginia not in a beach house in Bora Bora (Com’on, a girl can dream)
I’m faaaaaaar from being a successful blogger, but I’m not a newbie anymore. I learned how most of the things work.
I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have come so far without your guidance and especially for all the “Ask Chef Dennis” weekly posts.
If you are new to blogging and still have questions how this world works, please find some time and read the posts Chef Dennis kindly shares with us every week. You’ll find info about almost everything and in case you still don’t understand something, don’t hesitate and email him. I always do and he always has the right answer.
I’d also want to thank to Dionne (Try Anything Once) and Kita (Pass the Sushi) for helping me with my FaceBook Page. Thank you Ladies for taking the time to help this blond chick. I did not know how much fun facebook can be.
Finally, the recipe of the weekend!
For the first time I made artisan bread. Woo-hoo.
If you love making yeast bread and especially playing with the dough, this bread is a challenge.
First, the dough is so soft and the baker in me was tempted to add more flour. Don’t do that!
Second, you have to mix the water and flour just until incorporated, don’t knead!
Then, is the waiting time. Couple of hours for the first rise and some more for the second rise.Oh, man, takes all day!
Oh, but the result was better than I thought. A light bread with a crispy crust. This time I made just half of the recipe and shape the dough into 1 big and 2 small round breads.
One of the breads was gone before it had a chance to cool down.
But, follow the recipe and let it cool for about an hour before slicing it. While still warm, the crust was not so crispy and I found it a little elastic.
For dinner we sliced the second small one and the crust was crispy, perfect for dipping it into the oil and juices from the roasted veggies I had in the oven.
Today we had the last big bread. Tomorrow I have to make some bread again. Ahh, a baker’s job never ends
To get the recipe for these lovely artisan breads you have to visit Chef Dennis’ blog
Thank you Chef for this wonderful recipe.
That’s about it for today, wish you all a wonderful weekend.