Another three breads adapted from "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day" by Dr. Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois.
It's such a versatile dough, and I've barely scratched the surface of the seemingly endless variations. Here are three examples:
From left Ciabatta, front; Kalamata Olive-Walnut with Herbes de Provence, right; Plain Boule.
I've been baking bread for a long time, and this is one of the most FUN concepts to work with. If you don't have the book, I highly recommend it.
The good news is that no special skills are needed to produce artisan breads, the book walks you through each step. Even if you've had bread baking nightmares in the past, I urge you to try this technique ~ I think you'll be surprised at your triumphs!
Also, please visit the authors blogs ~ they are excellent resources:
Zoe François: "Zoe Bakes"
Dr. Jeffery Hertzberg: "Artisan Bread in Five"