Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Crust of Bread

If thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the stars and all the heavens.
Robert Browning

Growing up, the end slices of bread loaves were usually relegated to the birds, but at some point--I suspect when I was introduced to a French baguette--I became a crust lover, reaching covetously for the end piece when the bread basket is passed around. I made Nonna's Crusty Bread again, mixing the ingredients together last night, letting it rise overnight, and baking it early this morning so I was able to enjoy my favourite part for breakfast. It provided a fine start to the day. And now, if you'll excuse me, I think I'm going to go raid the bread bin to savour the other end as a bedtime snack.

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