I don't make this bread too often, but it is dense, chewy, and perfect!
Its just a basic homemade french bread, allowed to rise long, cool, and slow, for a total of 3 rises. It was just flour (with some vital wheat gluten added to make it a bit chewier), yeast, salt, and water. I also spritzed it with water a few times while it was baking in the oven.
Simply the best.
A picture of the underside. It was pretty too, lol! I baked it on a pizza stone and used polenta to keep it from sticking.
This is warm, out of the oven, with a bit of melting butter on it. I've started eating healthier, so I didn't really eat much of this bread. This was my daughter's piece.
I made it to go with my next post...