I have to say, my husband is definitely benefiting from my quest to try new things in the kitchen. He's gotten chocolate mousse (one of his favorite desserts), multiple batches of shortbread cookies, a death-by-chocolate cake (more on that later), and his new favorite pizza: flatbread pizza.
Truthfully, I've always been intimidated by the idea of making bread. A year or so ago I started making my own honey wheat pizza dough, and though it wasn't all that difficult, I remained trepidacious about bread in general. One of the reasons I was so excited to get Michael Ruhlman's book Ratio was that I wanted to be able to make bread easily, and that's exactly what I did.