Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Home Made Bread

I made my own bread!
Well, okay so far I have just made the dough and it is rising right now. But it was SO EASY. I borrowed the book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day from the library. I wanted to try it before buying it since it is only in hardcover and not worthwhile if I won't use it.
Anyway it is great. I am buying this book. As soon as I can.
I used the basic recipe to make my dough. The dough, that your refrigerate, is good for two weeks and makes 4 1lb loaves. So much cheaper than store bread and so much better for you.
After you make the basic recipe, and there are a few variations, you can use it to make different types of breads- buscuits, pita (this is one I want to try) pizza dough, among others.
I had to make only 1/3 of the recipe beucase I forgot to check my flour level before shopping yesterday. But it took my literally ten minutes to measure, mix and set the dough. Part of that time was waiting for my yeast (I bought live active which needs to set in water before mixing) and reading the recipe.

Stay tuned for how it comes out!


~Bobbi~ said...

I have been wanting to do that for oh so long! Yummy!

SavvySuzie said...

I'm definitely interested in how it comes out...I've heard good things about the recipes in that book but haven't tried it myself yet, and bread is one of the few things NOT coming out of my kitchen these days! Good luck!