I've been meaning to expand my baking experience to include savory items and yeasted products in particular. I'm not against sweet yeasted doughs, but I'll get to those later. My first foray into artisan bread-baking were two loaves of French bread I made for Christmas Eve dinner. I followed the recipe from my Kitchen-Aid mixer.
Doubled and ready for baking.
I forgot to take pictures of the loaves once they got out of the oven, but here's
how one looked after it was sliced.
One loaf was made into garlic bread. Perfect with lasagna!