This month, our Kitchen of the Month, was Kelly of A Messy Kitchen. We all baked Potato, Thyme and Goat Cheese Pavé.
The Babes can be a contrary bunch. Personally, I can’t stand goat cheese. Oh, I have tried to like it. I’ve eaten the continuum from soft to hard; tried it in nearly every country in Europe that I have visited and in the US, but it’s no use. It reminds me of a less than wonderful odor from my childhood. (I’ll gladly eat blue cheese or feta any day.) Instead, I substituted regular gouda, which was just perfect.
Also, I wasn’t quite sure how to shape it, and, apparently, I missed the part about a criss-cross cut. I did a Google search for shaping – using the term “pain pave.” There were several different slashing techniques, and I approximated the shape as close as possible.
The dough itself was easy to make, and the bread was tasty.
In these days of self-isolation, giving this bread a try is worth it, assuming you can find flour and yeast. (Empty shelves here, so bread baking with yeast is on hold until stores are resupplied.)
Take a look at what the other Babes baked, and be sure to visit Kelly’sblog for the recipe.