20578283OK. Can I just say this? Bacon, Tomato, and Cheddar Loaf. Pile on the thick sliced pepper bacon, heirloom tomato and crispy romaine lettuce. Now THAT is what I am talking about! French toast with the Rich Egg and Butter Loaf, served hot and steaming with real maple syrup and hand churned butter makes a wonderful breakfast or brunch. Of course, there are the Chocolate Croissants!!!! Made with single-origin deeply dark chocolate, hot and buttery, with a rich Earl Grey tea . . .  Ohhhh. Yum!

Each of these bread recipes are not only simple to make, you can make up the doughs and refrigerate, the on a Sunday morning slip the dough into a preheated oven to bake. Brew a pot of tea, pull out your favorite book and quilt, slice up your bread and serve with one of the simple handmade butters and jams in the book. What could be better?! Well, a little Satie or Bach on the stereo . . .

I used to love making bread – especially when my insomnia was really bad, or I needed to think. I don’t know how I got away from that habit – but this book is encouraging me to start the habit again.

Make Ahead Bread was a gift from the publisher in return for a realistic review. All thoughts are my own. Enjoy!