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Bread is easy

Originally published at BunkBlog. You can comment here or there.

I’ve been thoroughly enjoying this great book my baby got me for Xmas – Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.  We’ve had cheddar bread, sun-dried tomato bread, brioche sticky buns, pizza, naan… Good stuff, and not remotely difficult.  Alex made a couple loaves without assistance (guidance sure, but I never touched his dough!).  Here’s the most recent, a chocolate ganache-filled brioche loaf.

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Comments

visgoth
Apr. 17th, 2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
I don't think of the times I used the recipe I ever made a loaf without waiting at least a day or two. I'm thinking of doing some minor playing with the recipe and seeing if I can't get it a bit lighter. Maybe adding a very small amount of sugar for the yeast.

I think the recipe as given would work well for bread bowls also.
andysocial
Apr. 17th, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
The cheddar recipe adds a cup of shredded cheese and 1.5 Tbsp sugar, so that may account for its different consistency. I'd think the basic recipe would definitely make a good bread bowl.

Have you tried the NYTimes no-knead bread dough? That got a lot of publicity a few years ago and some say they prefer it greatly to the Artisan5Min version.

Edited at 2010-04-17 09:08 pm (UTC)