Thursday, January 22, 2009

Artisan Bread in 5 minutes!

Really it's more than five minutes but can you be against bread that you DO NOT need to knead! It's true, no knead artisan bread. I tell you it works and it tastes goooood and it's not just wine I drank with dinner either.

This is the dough just after mixing

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day If you can't find the book give the basic loaf recipe a try. You won't be sorry you did. I promise. Just go here. The book which I bought with 30% off coupon from borders has many more recipes, several which are whole grain or multi-grain and other yummy treats. If you follow the other link above it takes to the books blog which has other ideas.

After 60 minutes of rising

hour and half of rising

The loaf resting for about 20 minutes before I put it in the oven.

This loaf that is rest is only about fourth to a third of the dough. The rest is now in the fridge to make other yummy breads.

The loaf fresh from the oven

We had this with dinner tonight:


This is what my dinner looked like. The kids was not quite as veggie intensive.
Pasta, homemade tomato sauce, locally made Italian sausage, steamed broccoli and carrots topped with arugula pesto, local mesclun greens, and fresh bread. Oh yeah a glass of Gnarly Head Old vine Zinn , very, very good! Shhhh! Don't tell the kids but for dessert was another glass of wine and some Green & Black Chocolate with Cherries, also very good.

Today was a bit more intenseive of the wheat that I'd like but I want to get better at making this kind of bread. We had pasta that needed eatin', you see. I am trying to eat a great variety of grains which is why I had quinoa and rice with meals yestarday.


  1. OMG! Looks wonderful. Can't I just come eat at your house today? Wait... that would take 3 hours ... 5 minutes you say? Okay, I'll check it out.

  2. i just got that book for christmas. I love it. I made the deli rye and it was awesome!

  3. Hi,
    I just had a look at your blog and I loved it. Loved all your doilies. The bread looks so yummy!! :-)

  4. I'm Jeff Hertzberg, one of the co-authors of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. I'm so glad our recipes are working well for you. Come visit us anytime at, where you can post questions into any "Comments" field, or click on "Bread Questions" on the left side of the homepage and choose among the options.

    Jeff Hertzberg

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