Friday, October 29, 2010

Wake Up and Smell the Bread Baking

Earlier this year I bought a book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day but yet to use it. The book calls for some special equipment (like a 6 quart food safe storage container with lid, a pizza peel, baking stone) that I would have to buy. Anyway, yesterday I decided I'd just use what I had. My huge Pyrex bowl has always worked well for rising, and I could use my perforated pizza pan to bake the bread.
The dough was a breeze to make, and after plopping it into the bowl to rise I set off to meet Heather and Rachel for some drinks, which turned into dinner, and so five hours later I came home to put the dough in the refrigerator for me to deal with the next day.
I woke early this morning, and it was chilly! I figured I'd bake the bread, and help warm up the house so I took the dough from the fridge, shaped it, and let it sit for 40 minutes to warm up. 450 degrees, a little water bath for the baking, and voila! 20 minutes later I had some delicious bread for my breakfast.
Today I'm off to buy some rye flour so I can try another recipe. I love this book!


  1. Nothing like the smell of freshly baked cake.

  2. Your bread is welcome at our house anytime! Every loaf that I have tasted has looked and tasted amazing.

  3. Hi, Ann...thank you for visiting and for your kind comments. It's nice to meet you and your blog. This bread looks wonderful...after Christmas I want to check this book out of thelibrary and experiment with the recipes. I've heard so much about it and I'm way behind in trying it!
    I hope you'll come by again soon.