Nicole the arthur and creator of the site http://pinchmysalt.com/ had thoughts of baking every single recipe "in order" in Peter Reinhart’s outstanding book, The Bread Baker’s Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread.
She thought she would ask the simple question if anyone cared to join her.
I was the 27th one to join her in her one year endeavor. :)
Last I knew we were over 150 strong and growing. :) The deadline to join is today. I am still waiting for my book to get here but I got the 1st recipe from a friend and created it today.
I put my own special creative touch to the first challenge loaf named ANADAMA by adding my initial to the loaf and instead of the second loaf I did rolls.
I used Polenta in the soak but used fine corn meal for the topping. I like the bread but I don't care for the crunch of the topping at all. I would make the bread again for sure but
not add anything to the top. I haven't been so excited over baking bread in a long long time.
I may do some recipes ahead of time as we are going to be vacationing in August. We are traveling from here in northern NY to California and back on the Harley. :o)
My special thanks to Nicole for getting us all excited about being in our kitchens.