Thursday, June 3, 2010

Now for something completely different...challenge time!

Pam at Pam's English Cottage Garden has included me in an 8x8 photo challenge--post the 8th picture in your 8th album.

Turns out it's one of my other loves (besides growing plants)...growing bread!

This particular loaf was my first attempt (and so far only) at a Pan de Campaign from the Baking with Julia cookbook.  Love that book and most everything I've made out of it, but I can't say I was all that impressed with this attempt. With practice, I hope I could work out the shapes a bit better, but the taste and texture of this attempt were, frankly, kind of disappointing.

It's a wild yeast risen sourdough that takes a few days, not continuous ;-) to make.   I enjoyed the challenge and will probably try it again, sometime, but I really prefer a nice loaf of French bread....

Thanks, Pam--I enjoyed looking back at this!