Artisan Bread Making »
Category: Food & Cooking
Type of item: Food
What was your inspiration?
Reinhart all the way, he's a great inspiration to me as a new home baker. I appreciate that bread maker for him is as much a philosophy and way of life as it is art.
What are you most proud of?
That it is edible, for me. For my wife, she really liked it and ate half of it this morning.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Don't use too much olive oil initially, I think I used too much. I also put too much dough in the pan, making too thick of a focaccia that took longer to cook. I don't have a scale, so that's unfortunate. Reinhart used a scale and could size it out just right. So I'm going to order one. It would be nice to have a better estimate though.
Furthermore, I think I put too much water in the steam bath which probably made the top of the crust too thick and chewy. I'd rather put less and rely more on the spray bottle.