Saturday, May 31, 2008

My new Cookbook!

Okay, so I just got my new Artisan Bread book from Amazon yesterday!
Quite possibly the most fantastic bread book ever!
Today I will be spending all day making different doughs.
Then storing them in my backyard fridge for up to 2 weeks!
Yep, fresh homemade bread every day of the week if I choose! From one batch!
The best part?
No kneading!
I make bread probably about once a week. No, not with a bread machine, with my hands.
I do not enjoy bread machines.
There is something spiritual about kneading dough and watching it rise and knowing you did that. I don't like baking cookies and sweets, but bread?
I could make it my lifes work and be happy forever.
One of my dreams is to open a bread bakery of artisan breads. You know, those hard crusted, big boules of bread that you can slice up and do anything with? Yeah, like that.
My men are bread snobs now too. I make focaccia for them and it is gone in minutes.
I have to make 2 batches just so we can have leftovers for the next day's sandwiches at school.
I don't love to eat bread as much as I enjoy making it.
And my newly acquired cookbook has just made having homemade bread on a daily basis a real thing! Who knew you don't have to knead dough, or wait for it to rise, as long as you let it rest for a day in the fridge!
One day, I want to have everyone over to make this kind of bread
The book is called
Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a day
and there are over 100 recipes in it.
Letti, Angela, you will be my official guinea pigs when I make different kinds.

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