Food Friday : Homemade Bread and Open-Faced Sandwiches

I don’t mean to brag but Nick really bakes good bread. He likes to make French Stick and has some neat perforated pans for that. Before putting in the dough he sprinkles them with bran to prevent sticking.

I won’t write out the recipe as I think you’re either a bread maker or you’re not. And if you are, you already have your favourite recipe. If you have any questions for Nick about bread making please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments.


When he bakes bread, we have it warm from the oven, usually served with a variety of toppings that we select from, creating our own open-faced sandwiches. Items include cheese, tomatoes, cucumber slices, lettuce, pickles, mayo, butter and peppers (including hot ones for me!). Other things you can add are avocado, tuna, olives, shaved carrots, smoked oysters, sardines, thinly sliced onion … basically anything that would be good in a sandwich and that you have in the house. We put all the toppings on a big platter and place it in the middle of the table on a lazy-susan and serve ourselves like a little buffet. It’s fun and delicious.

I hope this inspires you to either make some bread or buy a good loaf and make an Open-Faced Sandwich buffet!

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