Someday I’m going to have to give you guys my go-to french bread recipe. Bread recipes are hard for me because I don’t ever measure when I’m making bread, and writing out a recipe without any measurements is not the easiest thing in the world to do. I’m not much of a guesstimater, so my recipes are often off when I try and do that. Then I’ll try to actually, you know, measure sometime, and I’ll think to myself, “Self, you don’t need to actually WRITE DOWN these measurements! You will totally remember them. Nevermind this morning when you spent 1/2 hour looking for your phone that was IN YOUR HAND. You have a GREAT memory because you are a GREAT person, self.” Then I’ll measure measure measure and forget forget forget, ending up so frustrated in the process that I scrap the idea until “next time”.
Well, its a good thing we live in the age of internet land and there are enough sources out there for amazing french bread recipes…
Like THIS ONE from The Ginger Cook who I JUST came across, but I can tell is going to be one of my new favorite. A Midwest transplant to Seattle? Check. That’s all I know. Her about me page is ‘under construction’, but if her food tastes say anything about her, and they usually do, I think I’m in for a “I got nothing done” afternoon from browsing that blog!
Her french bread uses a slightly different method than mine, but looks amazing and would work perfectly for this recipe.
I have wanted to do this recipe for a long time now. Back in elementary school, there was never a day I dreaded MORE than “Italian Dunker” day at lunch. Nothing like frozen garlic bread and canned spaghetti sauce with mystery meat to get your appetite going, huh? It sounded like such an amazing idea, but the execution just wasn’t there. So I decided that since I had a whole heap of bread needing to be eaten, along with some meat sauce in the fridge yelling to be finished off or frozen, this would be the perfect solution.
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