There is something about making bread that makes my heart skip a beat.
The aroma of the yeast as it forms the starter,
the rising of the dough,
the kneading and forming of the loaves or rolls,
the smell of the bread baking in the oven.
It's the whole process of making the bread that I love.
Of course, I have to admit that the bonus of baking bread is its taste, appearance and texture.
Mmmm...hot fresh bread with Happy Cow butter and homemade jam!
Ciabatta Rolls (adapted from King Arthur Flour)
1 1/2 cups flour plus 3 cups flour
1 cup cool water
a pinch of yeast plus 2 teaspoons yeast
2 1/4 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk
2/3 cup lukewarm water3 tablespoons olive oil