One of my favorite things about having started this blog is that I’ve managed to “meet” some pretty cool peeps that also have food blogs. My Google Reader is filled daily with the latest posts from a ton of inspiring and fun food bloggers, and even though I haven’t been doing this that long, I am really pleased to say that I’ve made connections with at least a few of them. It’s always exciting for me when someone I haven’t met in real life comments on my blog- and even more exciting when someone says they want to try one of my recipes!
The recipe I tried this weekend actually came from one of these blogger friends- Joanne from Fifteen Spatulas. If you haven’t checked her blog out yet, you really should. Joanne takes great photos and also comes up with some insanely creative ideas that she lays out in a way that makes them accessible for someone who doesn’t know a mandolin from a potato masher. When I saw this recipe for Parmesan Peppercorn Bread, I couldn’t resist. Believe it or not, you do NOT need a stand mixer or any other kind of machinery to make this bread- and even though I do have a stand mixer, I decided to go it analog and make this bread entirely by hand. (Keep in mind though, this does take about 5 hours to make with all the proofing and rising. More of a weekend kinda recipe!) [Read more…]