Earlier today, I made a pretty simple and authentic Italian meal. We were gonna sit outside to enjoy the nice weather we had this afternoon but the heat was unbearable so we ended up moving back to the air-conditioned indoor. Perhaps, we should wait another couple of months to really consider sitting out.
Back to my meal, it was my first time making focaccia and surprisingly, the result came out fantastic. I got this recipe from a blog called The Cookery Wife that was created by these two sisters from Texas and Oregon, Andrea & Hannah. I'm a huge fan of their Instagram feed. Their blog got a lot of pretty awesome recipes and many of them are quite easy to follow. I've been obsessed with making bread lately so I am collecting a bunch of bread recipes on Pinterest and trying out the simple ones for now. Once I get the hang of this whole dough making phenomena then I will try something a bit more challenging. ;) I think bread making is pretty phenomenal because all we need is just a few key ingredients to do the magic. Pretty much is just water, yeast and flour, given the right amount of time and quantity, knead a little here and there, toss the dough into the oven for a set time, and BAM! You got a beautiful loaf of bread right in front of you. That IS magic.