Happy Monday lovely people. I trust that you all had a wonderful weekend. Truthfully, ours was not quite as expected. For the little Miss was unwell for most of it, so a lot of time was spent dozing on the couch – hopefully fighting off whatever bug has been present.
We did, however, have a pretty busy week last week. We had guests for dinner not once, but twice, and even went out for dinner another night. And while my pants are perhaps a little tighter for it, we certainly enjoyed quite a few tasty meals.
One such evening – it was roast lamb. With all the trimmings – roasted vegetables, a cauliflower bake, greens, gravy…..
But besides all that - I couldn’t resist creating a little bread dish to start.
Olive and sundried tomato focaccia to be precise.
I followed this recipe, basically, but added some sundried tomato as well as the olives.
And while the end result was rather tasty – it perhaps lacked a little ‘rise’ but I’m blaming that on a shortness of proving time on what was a cold Canberra day.
We sliced and served the focaccia as a starter – still warm as it was fresh from the oven.
And it was just as yummy the following day – when I used it to make a toasted sandwich for lunch.
This was definitely an apt reminder at how lovely home-baked bread is – and a nudge to get my ‘bread-bake’ on more often! For it really is very simple – even if it does take a bit of prep work…
What about you? Do you like making your own bread?