Baking along in the book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois
Thinking about this bread makes me smile for several reasons. First of all, I am writing this blog MUCH later than when I baked it..... and am noticing things I didn't notice before.... like the word FLATBREAD :-) I have made this bread since and made it as a loaf! Still pretty yummy, I must say.
Exactly why I like this book so much! A kitchen-challenged individual can still create great bread! Stripping away the magic so I can accomplish this regularly doesn't strip away the awe in other people's eyes at my achievements :-)
I remember when I made this bread the first time ... all I focused on
was that it has ANISE in it and I was fairly certain that my family
wouldn't even try it. Looking at the photo below, I must have picked
up on the flatbread
part. It's a little puffy for flatbread but not as big as a loaf. I
baked it when my brother and his family came to visit, hoping that maybe
THEY would help us eat it!
And they did - I really liked it. The flavor is reminiscent of rye with all that nutty-flavored barley in it. It's hearty and filling.... the dough makes 3-4 loaves so be prepared to find people to help you eat it!