and I especially love crusty bread! Imagine how happy I was when a friend of mine pointed me to a recipe for a very easy-to-make crusty loaf. Yes, I do have a bread machine, and I use it a lot for our regular sandwich bread and a few variations. However, it doesn't do "crusty". I can do — and have done — dough in the machine and then baked it, and the results are good. However, this recipe sounded so easy that I decided to give it a try. Wow! "Easy" hardly begins to describe this. There's no kneading, and it can be started a day or so ahead of time, then baked for dinner. The crumb isn't as fine as a kneaded bread, but it's good, and I really enjoyed having it with some homemade turkey soup just now. :)
I'm a retired high school French teacher from Arizona, now living in the Las Vegas area. I loved teaching French, but I love retirement even more! I'm a quilter, and most of what you see here will be about quilting.
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