Not feeling well for the last couple of months I was unable to take any breads ordering from friends. It was hard enough just looking after myself as well as my family but finally I am now starting to feel better.
When I started to bake, I always wanted to bake beautiful traditional breads like French bread, unfortunately this often ended in failure. While the ingredients are simple, containing only flour, yeast and salt. It has taken nearly five years of trial and error to understand importance in the quality of the flour used indeed the flour is what provides the taste to the bread. It is easy to bake loafs and sweet bread which contains butter, sugar and eggs as these ingredients add nice flavour as well as softness to bread.
Now my sickness has passed I have focused my efforts on traditional bread again and I believe my skills of baking have finally been proven in the simple but very difficult loaf below.
This is my first "Pain de Campagne".
This is french bread. I don't remember how many times I tried.