White Pizza Goes Green: Susan's Swiss Chard Artichoke Pizza
The other day my foodie friend Mark Overbay, who works at the awesome Counter Culture Coffee
in Durham, North Carolina, shared one of his New Year's resolutions with me. "I’ve vowed to myself to learn how to bake good bread from scratch in 2009," he confided in an e-mail. "My goal is to be able to provide my friends with loaves of delicious bread by next Thanksgiving. I will be referencing A Year in Bread often, I’m sure!"
Of course we think this is a wonderful New Year's goal. And Mark isn't the only one with bread baking plans on the brain. I've been hearing from people all over who really want to start baking their own bread in the coming months.
Is 2009 the year you've decided to get back into a regular bread baking routine? Maybe you're planning to retire the bread machine and try kneading some dough by hand? Or perhaps you've decided you're ready to invite a sourdough starter to live in your fridge? Small steps can be exciting (and good for you), too—using more whole grains, seeking out local and organic ingredients, vowing to figure out what a sponge actually is (besides the thing you clean with) are all worthwhile ambitions.
You can even multi-task your resolutions. Do you aim to eat more healthy greens this year? Just cook them up and spread them on some homemade pizza dough! My easy Swiss Chard and Artichoke Pizza
is so good you'll forget how good it is for you.Here at A Year in Bread our goals for the year are simple:
1. Bake more bread.
2. Expand and share our bread baking experiences and knowledge.
3. Post a lot
4. Finally get around to tackling sourdough starters with you!So what about you?
We'd love to hear your own personal bread baking goals for the year. And hopefully we can help you achieve them. Requests for what you'd like to see us cover on A Year In Bread are always welcome.
Related posts:Links to All the Sandwich Loaf Recipes on A Year in BreadSusan: Farmhouse White Sandwich Bread (a great beginner loaf)Susan: Pizza DoughBeth: Pizza DoughKevin: Pizza DoughSusan: Arugula Pesto PizzaSusan: Three Onion and Three Cheese PizzaSusan: Fresh Tomato and My Favorite Basil Pesto Pizza© Copyright 2009 AYearInBread.com, the bread baking blog where life is always better when there are Four Hour Parisian Daily Baguettes (so good, yet so easy to make!) and a couple of kinds of homemade pizza in the freezer.