I consider myself quite a balanced person…when it comes to eating bread. With last week’s bread on the sweet side, this week I decided to have something savoury. I saw the Onion and Bay Loaf in Dan Lepard’s The Handmade Loaf as just the perfect answer. The recipe is for a hybrid (mix of natural leaven and yeast). Since I always like to see if a certain yeasted or hybrid bread can be converted to pure natural leavened, I omitted the yeast in the recipe and increased the starter by 100g. Worked. Very Well. Not usually crazy about crusts, however, this time, everyone fought for it; the taste of caramelised onions was so gooooood.
Enjoyed as a triple-decker ham and cheese sandwich by 12-yo. Wiped out in 10 minutes flat. Yum!
(originally authored circa 2006)