Once I found semolina flour, this TWD recipe was easy and lazy one to do.
It took me several days and a look-see in 5 grocery stores to find the flour. At Whole Foods and health food stores they had it but were out of stock. This made me think that there were many TWD baker/ bloggers in my area! When I was about to give up making this recipe on time, I was driving past a large chain grocery store no where near my home when I decided I would pull in and look to see if they had the flour.
I planned to bake the following day. And I did.
The sponge rising went well. It was kind of exciting to watch it rise since I had never worked with yeast this way before. A little wary, I kept checking up on it throughout the rising time. I loved how it turned out – spongy! Once it had doubled in size, I went right for the flour and dough hook. I got through these next steps and left it to rise. Due to circumstances I could not get back to the bread for four hours. No worries. It was in good shape. The next rising was over 4 hours as well.
Then I baked.
It turned out wonderful. I experimented with toppings – trying to find the right combination of foods to put on this bread. I tried many toppings including melted cheddar and Gorgonzola cheese as we as tabbouleh and hummus. My favorite? A classic toast with melted butter and a dollop of homemade cherry jam. It was good. Really good.