“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.”–James Beard

Amen to that!  Everything tastes better with butter–especially fresh bread!

Baking bread is probably my favorite thing to do in the kitchen. There is something so satisfying about kneading bread by hand, feeling the dough between your fingers, working it to the perfect consistency, and then letting your artistic side come out in the shaping and design of the bread.