The only confusing portion of the directions was the part about watching the yeast. I've never baked bread before so I had no idea what I was looking for. You're looking for "foam". I made mistakes left and right (this is my first time though), didn't have anything to add to it but olive oil, didn't grease the pan enough and it still turned out AMAZING. I wonder how black olives and mushrooms would taste in this...
What a great bread recipe. I made a few changes that you might like.I took 4 chopped garlic cloves and lightly browned them in the olive oil. I added the olive oil and garlic into the mixture prior to the bread raising.I also put 1/2 Tbs. of basil leaves into the mixture before raising.In one corner of the oven I placed an extra bread pan with about 15 ice cubes, the same time I placed the bread into the oven and the crust was nice and tough and crunchy. Great taste and great texture.
Easy and tasty bread. I used fresh rosemary and thyme and it worked out well. Awesome fresh from the oven. I'd recommend heating it in the microwave or oven before serving leftovers. I halved this recipe with success. Thanks for posting.
There's good, and there's OMG good. This recipe is the latter. I will NEVER buy artisan bread because this is soooooo easy (and cheap). And two 2hours after pulling it out of the oven my kitchen still smells yummy. I used Olive oil and rosemary from my yard.
Very good bread. I almost forgot the herbs..tossed in about a teaspoon of dried oregano just before setting to rise. The whole process was just as described in the recipe....my bread turned out just like the photos....and it tastes so good!
Wonderful bread. I've made it twice in as many days and can't wait to experiment with add-ins.
I've made this bread twice now and it's wonderful. I totally missed the addition of olive oil as I didn't want to add any cheese. It turned out great. The temp/time was right on for my oven. This bread has a texture like english muffin bread and begs for jam or honey if toasted! Great recipe. Thanks Rinjii.
This didn't work for me. I also baked it for a long time but it stayed damp and doughy in the middle. I finally got it fully baked but then couldn't eat it because it was too hard. I ended up using it for french toast the next morning and tossing the rest.
I made this bread with double gloucestershire cheese. The taste is good, but I baked it for 45 minutes and it is still doughy and damp in the middle. Perhaps if it was baked even longer, it would be better, but I like my bread light and airy, which this was not.
First timer in bread making, but I am very bad at following instructions. I added dried thyme when kneading and sprinkle some muesli on top of the bread. It turn out fragrant and good looking (photo 3).