Monday, February 6, 2012

"My" Bread

I'm so excited! My husband bought me the book "My Bread" for my birthday TWO years ago, and i finally made a loaf! What was i waiting for, you may ask? Several things: losing enough weight to warrant baking artisanal bread (not-check), having a reason to bake a loaf of special bread (check), acquiring a dutch oven (check!). The dutch oven was the main impediment, and thanks to Wayfair, i was lucky enough to receive a lovely 6 quart dutch oven. I spent just a few minutes Thursday night and a few more Friday morning and bam: artisan bread!

You can find the free recipe for this bread online, plus two bonus recipes here and of course plenty more if you can get your hands on the book from your library or local bookstore. I used the olive bread recipe, and added fresh rosemary to boot. It was delicious and my friends didn't believe me when i told them i baked it. I almost didn't believe me myself! Unlike most artisan bread that i've eaten, this bread was MOIST in the middle. Great crust, gorgeous appearance and moist moist MOIST center. Awesome. Really awesome.

The husband did not get to enjoy this fresh bread, as i took it with me on a trip to the coast for the Newport Spin-In. I guess I'll just have to whip up another batch, ay?

Have you tried the "no knead" bread method?

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