When I was a child, my parents business was next door to a wonderful bakery, owned by an amazing Irish man. Each day I would call into the bakery after school and gradually over the years he taught me how to bake bread, ice cakes, make chelsea buns, doughnuts, custards squares, lamingtons and cream horns among many, many others.
I guess that is where my love of baking started, however, a lovely large baking stone my Mum and Dad bought me for Christmas combined with this wonderful Recipe for 5 minute Ciabatta Bread from the book Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day has re-inspired me.
The mixture lasts in the fridge for up to two weeks and you simply tear a piece off when you want to bake a loaf. Shape it and bake it - no kneading. I totally recommend it. This recipe is posted here on their blog, and their book seems to have a whole host of other delicious breads to try too.
Sunday is a great day for baking bread.