I knead a gift bread recipe
February 7, 2010 6:35 AM Subscribe
What is a good gift bread recipe? (other food as gift recipes appreciated as well)
posted by karyotypical to Food & Drink (20 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
So my professor wrote me a great letter of recommendation which I just found out got me into the school of my choice(!). I am going to go visit him with the news and a thank you card later this week, but I wanted to bring down a loaf of bread as a gift as well. Enter my dilemma: I am a complete baking noob and I have limited kitchen equipment (no standing mixer and no bread maker), but I do have lots of time and ingredients (including an assortment of fresh herbs).
My goal is to make some sort of smaller artisan loaf bread that is delicious, looks like I put some effort into it, and is worthy of a gift to a professor. Are there any fancy (but not too difficult) bread recipes out there that have proven themselves delicious? Bread was the first thing that came to mind when I thought of a gift, but I would also be up for baking something else, like cookies, if anyone has an awesome recipe for those.
Bonus points if you can give me any bread baking tips or suggest a way to wrap up the bread (currently the only big bag I can find around the house is a plastic shopping bag and that's not going to fly!). Thanks in advance :)