It’s a tradition to celebrate Christmas Eve at my brick and mortar home and have the Bennett family come over. As usual, my sister-in-law and I get wrapped up in heavy conversation about cooking, growing veggies, sewing and so much more. I simply adore her — she is such an inspiration.
Such an inspiration in fact that I could hardly wait to try a bread recipe that she’s been baking now for quite some time in her dutch oven at home. She made it sound so easy (she doesn’t even measure!) but the basic premise is baking bread at a high heat in the dutch oven as to replicate the “steaming” process that takes place in the higher end ovens found in fancy bakeries.
This loaf of bread you see below was my first attempt — I too did not measure and it came out delicious. But tonight as I sit here typing this, my home smells so Heavenly as I made a second loaf so I could measure my ingredients this time around and share the recipe with you.