OK, so I’m not somewhere in Tuscany in my size 6 summer dress and stone oven… However, I have baked my first four loaves of beautiful bread! What a joy to create something with your hands, proverbially from scratch, and then presenting it as a gift! I am yet to taste the ciabatta, which came from the oven about an hour ago. I hope the couple who will be receiving it tonight will be chowing some quality bread. I have to be honest, the sourdough is my favourite to make. It requires time and some elbow grease, but I love that I got to put my hands in the dough, and knead it and see it puff up beautifully into a gorgeous bread. What a delight! If you don’t believe me, here are the pictures!

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