I know this may seem silly, but I have always wanted to take a cooking class.
Yes, I read a lot of cookbooks. And yes, I watch A LOT of Food Network. But there is a certain energy that comes from a group of people, cooking together in a kitchen, that you just can't get any place else. So when I saw that my local kitchen store, The Cook's Shop , was having an Artisan Bread making class I immediately signed up.
I LOVE bread. I have been known to travel 2 hours to stock up at the most amazing bakery called Omega Artisan Baking located at North Market in Columbus, Ohio. I love the crusty outside and light airy inside. *sigh* Shall we just have a moment for bread? Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed the class and I learned a lot of old world techniques. Something else I learned, Artisan Bread takes a LONG TIME. In a best case scenario 24 hours. And in the words of this housewife "Ain't nobody got time for that!" So I set out to make beautiful, artisan bread in the same amount of time it would take to make a basic white loaf. It took me a couple goes, but I am pleased to say that I got it and I am going to share it with you!
Let's get started!