After the pasta challenge, I was really looking forward to a different dough adventure — freshly baked bread. I started with the basic dough recipe from Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day and added some dried cranberries and dark chocolate chips to make a tasty breakfast treat.
The bread pilot went a lot better than the pasta, but I did learn a few things that will make next month’s artisan loaf better:
- When adding things to bread (like chocolate, olives, etc.), don’t go overboard in the quantity. A little can go a long way.
- Place dough in a MUCH larger bowl than you initially think it needs when waiting for the dough to rise. Yeast is a crazy thing 😉
- Make smaller loaves. They will bake better and be easier to share with others.