I was brainstorming some ideas for upcoming blog posts and wasn't coming up with anything particularly creative. Then I decided to put creativity aside for the moment and take it all the way back to the basics, such as baking a delicious loaf of homemade bread.
I wanted my bread to have a nice crunchy crust on the outside, perfect to eat warm sliced directly from the loaf, or also ideal for further toasting under the broiler. I tried a new technique of baking no-knead dough in a preheated Dutch oven, with the lid on, to create that perfect crust. This is the best dutch oven for bread in my opinion.
Few things taste or smell better than fresh homemade yeast bread. Unless, of course, it's homemade bread topped with creamy homemade butter.
If you have a stand mixer, the process for creating homemade butter couldn't be more simple. Add heavy cream to the bowl and mix on a high speed until it becomes butter. Done. You can also try this method in a food processor. I've even heard of adding a bit of cream to empty baby food jars and letting your kiddos shake them until butter forms as a fun kitchen project!
Now we're talkin'.
The outside of the bread is crunchy, the inside perfectly chewy, and that butter is creamy heaven. Enjoy!Print
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Have a great week!