Wednesday, June 04, 2008

After reading a few blog raves about it, I ordered the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day book. I have only made two loaves from it (a boule and a baguette) but so far I am very, very pleased. This bread is unbelievably easy and unbelievably delicious as well. This idea is that you mix up the dough and then you can store it in the refrigerator for up to fourteen days and just tear off a chunk and bake it whenever you want a fresh loaf of bread. There is no kneading, so even making the dough at the beginning (especially since I just threw it together in my mixer) is very simple. The book says you need a baking stone and a pizza peel, and while I did go buy the baking stone, I've been using a cutting board instead of a pizza peel and it's working just fine. Now I just need to learn to can so I can make a bunch of jellies and preserves to go with this yummy bread.

Two of my friends have just begun selling their awesome handmade items. You should go check out the adorable little wooden dolls on Blessing Mama's Etsy page, and then go look at Jaime's affordable and funky slings.

7 comments:

Hamons said...

Your bread looks delish! Isn't it amazingly easy? I used to love that recipe, but haven't figured out how to make it work with white whole wheat =(. If you do, please share! Now the jam, that's a great idea!

Mamaperreca said...

Thanks for mentioning me sarah! Your bread looks GREAT!!

Grandma said...

That bread looks delicious.
Grandma

Mary Beth said...

Oh Sarah, I'm so glad you reviewed this book. I'll be getting it this summer for my birthday, if not as a gift, then I'll buy it for myself. I agree I want to make some more jams and jellies too when I get a chance. Do try the Low Sugar Cherry Lime jam I reviewed on my blog--so good and fruity and not overly sweet. I'm anxious to make it again.

Abby said...

Aww, thanks for mentioning me, Sarah! That is so sweet. And your bread looks super yummy!

Shawn said...

Yum! I need to get back into baking!

Allison said...

I'll have to check out that book. That bread looks wonderful.