Wednesday, January 13, 2010

what's with all the bread lately?

Eric asked me what I was doing today, and I said, "trying a new bread recipe.". His response... "what's with all the bread lately?" How do you try to explain to an almost-13 year old boy that I'm learning simply for the sake of learning?

So far in my quest to learn how to bake artisan breads, I've failed miserably with my sourdough starter. I thought, for sure, it was alive and well until I made bread with it and got a brick instead. So, after looking at photos online and realizing that mine looked nothing like the expert's photos did, I pitched my mess and begged a starter off of my friend, Beth Anne, and pursued another avenue.

My cousin, Susan, sent me a link to a Mother Earth News article on making artisan bread. The title is Five Minutes A Day for Fresh Baked Bread. After reading the article, I was more than a little skeptical. I've made bread for a long time and consider myself to be relatively good at it and any bread I've ever made takes more than 5 minutes a day. But, curiosity finally won out and today I tried it.

I have to say...this bread is amazing and amazingly easy! When I pulled the loaf out of the oven, it looked like it had been purchased at a French boulangerie! Who knew?!

So, I'm passing this link on to anyone who is interested! It's definitely worth reading and trying for anyone who is interesting in learning just for the sake of learning....

1 comment:

  1. Don't you just love those kinds of comments??

    Is it a question, or just teenage critism wrapped with a bow?

    And I always want to ask my kids, why do you care? Is it hurting you at all?

    Have fun making bread. I will have to read the link, but that will have to wait until next week.



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