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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Homemade Artisan French Boule

Its October the weather is getting cooler here in Florida but even more up north, it seems to be this time a year where the smell of a fresh loaf of bread straight out of the oven is what warms me up! It’s so easy anyone can make this French bread. It's super crusty on the outside and so moist in the inside. You are going to love it!! My friend Karen shared this fabulous recipe with me! Thanks Karen W. 3 c. white unbleached flour 1-3/4 tsp. salt ½ tsp. yeast 1-1/2 c. water (if you want to add cheeses, spices, etc. do it now) Mix everything together in a large bowl and cover with plastic wrap and let out on the counter (do not refrigerate) 12-18 hrs. The dough will look messy and be sticky…it’s supposed to be this way. Preheat pot with lid @ 450 degrees for 30 minutes. While the pot is preheating, flour hands well and take dough out of bowl and put on floured surface and shape it into a round ball. Cover the dough with the plastic wrap while waiting for the pot to preheat. When the pot is done preheating, put the dough in the pot and cover with the lid and bake @ 450 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove the lid and then bake @ 450 degrees for 15 minutes. The outside of the bread will be hard and crusty and the inside very moist. Enjoy!

Friday, October 5, 2012

You know my friends sometime it just has to be simply quesadillas for dinner and the best thing is you can use what ever you have on hand I had onions, mushrooms, yellow peppers and shrimp this time! Make it simple use what you have on hand and create an easy simple but delicious dinner!