For those of you fortunate enough to have a lot of basil in your garden right now, this is a perfect summer bread. I make fresh bread almost every day for my family using this super easy method but once in a while it's nice to stuff the bread with a savory filling.
When I make this, I don't really use a hard and fast recipe for the pesto, but I've written one up for you. Pesto is so easy - a big handful of fresh basil, a garlic clove, a little scoop of pine nuts and some grated cheese and olive oil. Make it into a paste by either chopping by hand (I like my mezzaluna) or whirling it all up in your food processor. I do like doing it by hand sometimes because the texture has such a rustic feel to it. The food processor, or course, is much faster. No time to make pesto? Use a store bought version and you'll still have a very tasty bread.