I woke up and knew that I wanted to change horses half-way through, I wanted to bake it using the Jim Lahey method, baking it in a cast iron pot in a very hot oven. I've only done that once before and the result was a crusty and wonderful loaf.
I dithered and dathered, but in the end I decided that I was being ridiculous, if it didn't work it wouldn't be the end of the world, I would just have to get a loaf out of the freezer instead.
I baked it covered, for 30 minutes, then uncovered for another 15 minutes. The result was a very pleasing loaf with a very crisp crust and full of flavour.
We had a slice as soon as it was cool enough, but I had plans for the rest. Toast! Nothing beats toast made from real bread. The better the bread, the better the toast.
Our six hens have been laying well, so that was teatime sorted.
Boiled eggs and soldiers. Simple and delicious.
Nursery food perhaps, but sometimes that is all that you need.