Sunday, February 27, 2011
My E-friend Angel introduced me to Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a Day via her blog. All I can say is WHOA!
I baked the heart shaped twisted loaf you see above for another tea I hosted. Oh.wow. It was so delicious. I know it could have been better, considering this was my first go at it, but it was still so good. I mixed up the basic batch recipe & it produced the loaf you see above, a baking dish full (a dozen?) of cranberry-white chocolate cinnamon rolls and enough to make a rectangle pizza!
And it really was *that* easy.
The tea went well. Everything was delicious. Sometimes I overwhelm myself with the idea that I need to make, bake & have on hand, so much...for tea. Really though, I'm finding simple is best. The to-nearly-die-for cinnamon rolls and chocolate-chocolate chip loaf were more than enough. I also had assorted valentine chocolates set up, a bowl of cranberries and voila'!
I've realized, one of my goals this year is to host tea at least once a month...
Everything was absolutely lovely.
There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea. ~Bernard-Paul Heroux