We’re moving right along… to the 38th bread in the BBA Challenge, Tuscan Bread .
Several of the other bakers in the BBA Challenge mentioned they didn’t like this bread because it is salt less. The book also states that the lack of salt makes Tuscan Bread rather dull and flat tasting. To me, it was neither dull nor flat tasting. It had a wonderful, slightly sweet flavor. I really liked it and so did my taste tester!
You do have to “think outside the box” with this bread or should I say, taste outside the “bread” box. Don’t get hung up by the fact that it has no salt. It is definitely a different experience on your palate, but it’s a good one! I don’t know about you, but I probably eat too much salt as it is so it’s refreshing to know that I can make and actually enjoy a salt-free bread. Of course, I spread it with stuff that had salt in it so there you go…
- 1 3/4 cups boiling water
- 2 cups unbleached bread flour