My mom taught me how to make her high-rising dinner rolls. They have become my must-make dish for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Her dinner rolls are the best.
My Aunt Marie taught me how to make her cornbread. Her cornbread is the best.
My grandma taught me to make her country breakfast biscuits. Her biscuits are the best.
Ever since I went to France in 2010, I've wanted to be a master bread baker. I've experimented here on my blog with lots of good bread recipes: Pain Français; Fougasse au Romarin (Rosemary Fougasse) from Clotilde's Edible Adventures in Paris; and The Pioneer Woman vs. Grandma.
But I wanted a crusty outside and a soft inside. I was frustrated and nothing seemed to work.
Me, Leslie from Under the Apple Tree, and Emma from Words and Peace at BookExpo in Chicago last year.
Then I met Emma. I met her at BookExpo when it was in Chicago last year. Emma is a blogger at Words and Peace and she runs book tours at France Book Tours. Emma is from France. Emma shared a bread recipe that has changed my life. The recipe is the recipe used by a group of monks in a monastery in France. I can't explain it, but it is almost as if the happy peace and joy of the monastery has somehow soaked into this recipe. The bread comes out perfectly every time.
The old cast iron Dutch oven is perfect for baking crusty bread. Beautiful, isn't it?
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