I do this thick, hearty bread two ways:
1) toasted with lots of butter and maybe jam. Though frankly, on a cold morning, the hot slab with melted butter tastes perfect as is.
2) toasted with a dill or herbed thick yogurt or cream cheese slathered over it and a fat slice of heirloom tomato, a bit like you'd do a bagel. Heaven!
Oddly, I don't seem to gain weight from this bread! Pasta, rice, sure.. but not so much this. Yay.
This is just an amazing bread. We usually buy a long batard (3Kg) and split it between two families.
This bread can last up to 2 weeks (talk about quality!), just gradually drying up. So sometimes we make croutons out of the last piece.
Our family and friends who tried it, just love it!
I love this bread. I don't know anyone else that makes it!
My favorite bread ,I eat it sometimes as a snack with a bite of cheese
This bread has such a deep flavor and goes great with anything! One of my favorites