(Alan, this one's for you)
We finally did it!
This Sunday, we made bread in our bread oven. We have made pizza and flatbread, but now we have baked honest-to-goodness bread in it.
We had intended to bake fococcia for our music brunch that morning,
but only a few people were able to come and each one brought so much food, we couldn't imagine making any more. So that afternoon, I made more dough and then we called some friends.
"We've got bread. What can you bring?"
"We'll bring the biggest zucchini ever and fry it up."
"Sounds like dinner to me!"
We set up the backyard baking extravaganza, baking the fococcia breads first with caramelized onions, heirloom tomatoes, and fresh chevre.
Then Bryan scraped out the coals, we let the oven rest (to redistribute the heat evenly), and in went ciabatta!
When we couldn't resist the terrible urge to peek any longer, we declared it done.
Happy Bread Eaters!