Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Bread in 5 minutes!

I do not enjoy baking.
All the measuring, precision, balance etc...
Nope, don't enjoy it.
BUT! BUT! BUT!
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I do love, love, love baking bread. That is something I could do for a living... easy!
Almost for free! Almost! Gas is stupid high!
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I was rummaging around Google on Monday night, and came upon a way to make bread without kneading. Needless to say, I was skeptical, but tried it anyway, because I happened to have all the ingredients! Water...check, yeast...check, Kosher salt...check... All Purpose Flour (King Arthur is my personal choice)...check.
I was in business!
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I was so surprised to find out you just dump all these ingredients into a bowl... stir with a wooden spoon and let it sit for 2 hours on the counter, then refrigrate it for up to 5 days. During those 5 days, you can take a piece out of the bowl make a loaf of bread by just forming it and baking it!
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I tried it! AND IT WORKED! I.... me!... I... was actually speechless!
As you can see, it didn't last long.
Last night after Bill came home from practice, I put a small ball into the oven and gave it to him with a little butter and honey. He swooned!
I still have a bunch of dough in the fridge! If I want more dough... I just have to mix the 4 ingredients again!
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So... of course there was a book attached to this whole process.
So, of course, I bought it.
It's called Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a Day!
There are lots of videos on Youtube showing the authors in action!
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I can't wait to get it!
When I do, I want to have a bread making party, where everyone comes over with the flour and yeast and a big bowl or bucket to store it in, and we mix the dough,
while we bake all kinds of dough that I had already prepared ahead of time!
This all fits in SO WELL with my prep ahead methodology!
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I'll take pictures of my next boules!
Until we eat again!
tes a day
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2 comments:

TAMARA said...

SAUNDRA,

I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU. THE MAC SALAD WAS A HIT LAST NIGHT. I MADE ABOUT 4 LBS OF IT AND NOTHING WAS LEFT. PEOPLE ASKED WHO MADE IT AND IF THEY COULD HAVE THE RECIEPT FOR IT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Saundra said...

No problem!