February 8, 2009

Reinventing The Wheel


Eureka! Ok, I know its silly to be so excited about one little loaf of bread but I have been suffering from yeast anxiety for months. For some reason I thought I would fail at bread making which is why I bought Artisan Bread In Five Minutes A Day in the first place. It's based on a basic no knead recipe where you make the dough in bulk and refrigerate it, then you can pull some out and bake off a loaf whenever the mood strikes.


This first loaf is from the Master Recipe but there are over 200 hundred pages of recipes ranging from traditional French and Italian loaves to sandwich bread and pastry.

If this post is starting to sound like an infomercial well, it is. Buy this book and have fresh bread with dinner...tonight!

8 comments:

pinkstripes said...

Your loaf is perfect! Home bread baking is a lot easier than people think. Now that you've crossed the line you'll be bread baking all the time. It's addicting...

Laura said...

Your bread looks amazing. I bought this book over a year ago and it is so great. I love every recipe I have tried. I recommend the brioche.

Melissa said...

It's beautiful! I wish I could make bread that looked like that!

Suzy said...

Your bread looks beautiful. I love this book too. Everyone needs to own it!

Sara said...

What a gorgeous loaf!

Jeff Hertzberg said...

I'm Jeff Hertzberg, one of the co-authors of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. I'm so glad our recipes are working well for you. Come visit us anytime at http://www.artisanbreadinfive.com, where you can post questions into any "Comments" field, or click on "Bread Questions" on the left side of the homepage and choose among the options.

Jeff Hertzberg
www.artisanbreadinfive.com
http://twitter.com/ArtisanBreadIn5

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gaga said...

I just started making 5 minute breads too. Don't you just love it?!?!

Erica said...

You should check out Nancy Baggett's, kneadlessly simple. It's another book with kneadless bread recipes. Here's her website www.kitchenlane.com She has a recipe archive so you can try out some of her creations. You can also follow her blog with more information.