Mama D's Italian Bread
We loved this bread! It's very much like a ciabatta bread, or other "artisan" types, without the mucking around with a sponge or starter mess. I served this this evening (it's about 18 below zero here in Minnesota) with a pot of homemade chicken soup, and it was a huge hit.
The dough was sticky, and hard to handle, but I added another 1 1/2 cups of flour, which helped a lot and didn't seem to adversely affect the texture. Like another reviewer, I do not have a mister, and I kind of flung water at the loaves with a basting brush. It's chewy and delightful. Not heavy on flavor on it's own, obviously, because it's a nice simple dough, but lovely with whipped butter. We will be having it tomorrow toasted with jam as well.
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Dec. 15, 2008