“All sorrows are less with bread. ”
― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Bread is my first love when it comes to breakfast. As far as I am concerned there can’t be a better breakfast than bread.
“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods;
and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.”
I also love and adore baking my own bread (read here and here and here for tips on bread baking at home). A few months ago, I bought a Prestige Dutch Oven while they were closing the product at a throw away price. I do own a Le Creuset but given the fact that it is so expensive I am always using it with care, thinking before using it, yes I am slightly strange that way. But after the Prestige, I have been baking bread in it so often and variations of this no knead slow raised bread is currently the most loved at home.
It is no knead, means it takes exactly 5 minutes to make the dough and then let it rise slowly over 18 hours or so. I typically mix it in the evening and then put it in the oven first thing in the morning and within an hour you have a perfectly baked bread for breakfast and as an added bonus the house smells divine.
The slow rise imparts this bread with a beautiful flavour, the addition of muesli adds to that crunch and gives a slight sweetness to the otherwise salty bread making it perfect. I have eaten this bread with jam and sweet preserves and with eggs, used it in sandwiches, it lends itself beautifully to everything. And everytime I have put this bread on the table it is has been met with oohs and aahs. Did I tell you that apart from breakfast it works for dinners with soups and pastas and at parties with dips and olive oil as well.