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Bread of Love

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Bart

Bread of Love

Wanting to make a special breat for this Valentine day and I stumbled upon Susan's blog.

I read her Bread of Love posting and thought that today was excellent to bake this bread. It was the first time I used a soaker containing read wine. Also never put pine nuts into a loaf, nor figs. But the result was excellent. Great sweet, crunchy texture, dense and moist too. I love it! Susan, if you read this, thank you for the inspiration. I really love the loaf. Thanks!

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buns of steel

Susan's blog is one of the most beautiful places on the internet!!

 

Bart, how lovely to bake bread for your Valentine! 

 

 

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AnnieT

Bart, are you sure you didn't bake real pearls in that lovely loaf? I assume what look like pearls are really pine nuts? Whatever, it looks delicious, A.

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Annie, wish they were pearls, but those are the pine nuts indeed :-)

Bart

 

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susanfnp

Bart, it looks terrific. It is really Dan Lepard who deserves a shout for inspiring here; the bread is from his book The Handmade Loaf, recently reprinted as The Art of Handmade Bread.

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Thanks Susan, I just ordered the book from Amazon.  I did want to thank you for sharing the recipe, great for people who don't own the book yet (like me.)

 

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