Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Baking bread!

Ladies and gentleman, I present to you my biggest accomplishment to date: I made bread from scratch! Baking bread has been on my bucket list for a few years now and I never just buckled down and tried it. I'm so glad I did!

Truth be told I used the recipe and method from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. It was so simple! The only needed ingredients were yeast, water and salt. The recipe makes three loaves and you can store the dough in the fridge for up to two weeks, so you can have fresh bread whenever you want. Next up: Experimenting with more recipes in the book, as well as the more difficult ones in The Breadbaker's Apprentice.

You can listen to Peter Reinhart's TED talk on the art of baking bread here.


Valerie at City|Life|Eats said...

How exciting - the bread looks fantastic. Also, I love your new blog layout :)

Lauren said...

Thanks for both comments! The blog layout is still growing on me!

Vampires and Tofu said...

I have heard SO much about that Artisan bread cookbook! Your bread looks delish and I am inspired to get the book and give it a go myself!

Carolyn said...

I am SOOO impressed!!