Yes, tomorrow is World Bread Day. I couldn’t miss out the chance to participate in this event, hosted by Zorra of Kochtopf. Actually I had never participated in blogging events like Sugar High Fridays, but when Rene(thanks a million, Rene!) informed me of this event, I couldn’t miss the chance to talk about my favourite food – bread!
I guess my blogger friends would have known by now that I am a major bread addict(I jokingly call myself MBA), baking bread at least once a week, and that would usually be my breakfast loaf for the week. I do not have actually have a favourite bread, though I have a favourite category, which is rustic style breads, those with a crusty exterior paired with a chewy crumb, best eaten dipped into some balsamic vinegar and olive oil, or served with some nice cheeses. That, to me, is an enjoyment.
I was debating what bread to bake for this event. Since I am from Singapore, should I make some Asian style buns, which are usually very soft breads that encase a sweet(eg custard) or savoury(like sausage) filling? Or stick to my favourite kind of breads, which generally takes more time to prepare due to the long fermentation times? I chose the latter(no surprises here huh?)
Here is what I made for this event - Rosemary Focaccia.
I have made this Italian Bread previously. This time, I chose to shape it into a foccacia – Italian flatbread. To make it more interesting, I chose to ‘plant’ something into this flat ‘dough field’ - like this.
Here's the kind of crumb which fascinates me
It had been fun baking this bread and now, writing about it. There will be a round up of all the entries submitted to Zorra on 17th October. I can’t wait to see an ‘international’ basket of breads from various parts of the world.