Man cannot live on bread alone, but I'd certainly like to try. Bread is by far one of my favorite foods to bake and since I have the one recipe memorized, I decided it's time to branch out and try new flours, densities, and flavors. This focaccia recipe came highly recommended and it looked like a delicious side to have with tonight's spaghetti so I gave it a whirl.
The ingredients seemed rather basic - flour, sugar, salt, oil, water, yeast - so I added a dash of garlic pepper and a shake or two of parmesan cheese to give it a little flavor.
Since we were having it with spaghetti I melted butter, mixed in more garlic salt and parm, and spread it on the top. At Mr. Fitz's request I shredded a little mozzarella on the top in the last five minutes of baking.
I can't wait to try different toppings and since it is only an inch thick it is great for dipping. Now I just need to learn to make Wegman's amazing garlic cheese spread!
My first adventure for the day, and the one that sparked the desire to make bread, was cleaning and organizing our food cupboard. In an attempt to keep the grocery bill down in April, I wanted to take an inventory of our current food supply and try to make meals with what we have... I would say breakfast is covered from now until June.
Mr. Fitz LOVES Pop Tarts and Wal to the Mart was having a mega sale (3 boxes for $1.88) so I stocked up. They will be good on da plane too.
The Christian book store is have a going bankrupt sale in the morning so we will be dragging our butts out of bed at an insane hour hoping to grab a few books at 60%. I'm sure I'll regret this decision when our alarm goes off... here's to hoping it's worth the loss of sleep!