Yes, I DID bake all the Mellow Bakers June breads – I’m a good girl ;-). I didn’t get around to post about them, though. Until now… And it’s going to be a very mellow post again – life is still a bit hectic (Soccer World Cup – Germany is playing England right NOW, lots of thinking about my career….).
For the beer bread I ordered some special dehusked roasted malted barley (Carafa II Special). I’ve learned it is used for making dark beer, like Bockbier or Schwarzbier. So I got some Schwarzbier to make the bread. I really had trouble mixing the dough because I hate beer and the smell was kind of (well, a lot) disgusting. But I’m a good wife to my husband ;-), and he loves beer, so I figured he’d love beer bread. And yes, he did. Tastewise, it was ok for me, a little bitter, but definitely not as beery as I had expected. Even the kids would eat it. Go figure!!!
This recipe is AMAZING!!!! My new favorite pizza dough recipe! I made the BBA Pizza Napoletana and liked it, and after Abby’s rave review I made the neo-Neopolitan Pizza from Reinhart’s “Artisan Breads Every Day” and liked it even more. But this pizza recipe is even better! And the best, it’s sooo easy-peasy! This is definitely a keeper!