Ninth Day of Christmas

Cooks illustrated, my bff

I wish for new challenges.
For example, baking bread. One cheap Dutch oven + one pretty awesome recipe + one January/February 2008 issue of Cooks Illustrated for a bit of cajoling = my first edible loaf of bread.
I paired it with pumpkin apple chestnut soup and salad. The Ya Yas brought fudge, lemon bars and wine. Spending time eating good food with my girlfriends has never been a challenge. Eating in moderation, on the other hand…

gooey dough
no knead, kneaded
the dutch pot bread recipe works
Can you believe I baked that bread?
Christmas dinner for the Ya Yas