Saturday, May 16, 2009

Bread

For my birthday, my Dad and step-Mom got me this book.


(that looks really small--It's called "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day:)

It is amazing.
If you like to make bread--you need to get it. (Either buy it, or see if your Library has it to borrow first)

Basically--you mix together bread ingredients for 5 minutes, let it sit for 2 hours the first time--then you can use the dough for 2 weeks and there is no kneading, no sitting, not rising--just bake.

This was the first loaf:


Just a basic loaf--so good. Crusty outside, all soft in the inside.

The second loaf I decided to add cheese and minced onions (not really following the recipe, since the cheddar bread calls for sugar in the actual mix, I didn't do that)

(The cheese looks really orange, it's just the flash)

I didn't even wait for it to cool down--the butter totally melted on it, it was so good.
Princess B calls it the "best bread ever!"

They have food recipes to do with the breads too (stews and soups etc etc)
There are recipes for chocolate bread, rolls, pizza dough, baguettes, cornbreads etc etc

I'm in love, and probably will get as big as a house from all the bread I'm going to eat
:)

4 comments:

dragon knitter said...

that book is AMAZING!

Michelle said...

Sadie..... you're making me very hungry when you talk about butter melting on warm bread.........

Zoë François said...

So pleased your parents got you the book. Your loaves are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing the pictures, we love to see what people are baking!

Zoë François (co-author ABin5)

If you have any questions you can find us at www.artisanbreadinfive.com

VictoriaD said...

Oh Ann-Marie, those look too good to be true. You really do need to invite me over the next time you're pulling one out of the oven :P I'll bring the butter!