Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My Artisan Bread In 5 Minutes Experience


Bread and I have had a contentious relationship...

I love eating it but making it has never been this fulfilling experience I always imagined it could be. The closest I've gotten until recently was mastering a pizza dough from scratch recipe which I then used for Cinnamon Bread and Cinnamon rolls...Until now it satisfied all my bread baking needs.

But lately everyone has been on this kick cooking from "Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a Day"

I kept my distance...

I continued to bake my sweets and cook my meals...

Then my best friend The Fab Miss V and recent new blogger got on the bandwagon and started baking amazing looking bread...

Hmmm.

Now she bakes all their bread even their sandwich bread...

?????

So I decided to try it...

I found a  great recipe from the Baking and Books Blog that was taken from the

It was amazing...And not only that but it made 4 loaves...SCORE! When you are cooking for two that is like a month's worth of bread...

I'm pretty much addicted to bread making now. And its Fab Miss V's fault.

5 comments:

  1. I'm on the waiting list for this book at the library. I also am not a bread baker but want to try....

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  2. Just made my first batch yesterday and it turned out great! Have another batch rising on the counter...yummmy

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  3. I love baking bread. Yeast used to scare me until I just hunkered down and practiced practiced practiced.

    Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day is a cool (pun intended :P) concept and great for busy families. You don't have to sit at home for hours, babysitting dough and baking. Good flavor, low time commitment. It's a good method.

    What I didn't like was it was *freezing* cold working the refrigerated dough. My hands get cold faster than normal and my fingers were really hurting by the time I was done shaping. Plus as a traditional bread baker and even though I use my KitchenAid to do the bulk of the kneading, I kind of miss the hands-on finishing of the dough before the first rise. I can tell what the bread will be like by how it feels.

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  4. I am addicted to this as well. I actually have some of this amazing dough rising on the counter. It has changed the way I think of baking bread :)
    One of the BEST presents my hubby gave me for Christmas was this book.

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