You can make artisan bread at home with a crackly, chewy crust and a tender moist interior just like you buy at your favorite bakery.
I been a little bit of a slacker lately about posting my baking adventures. I have been baking, but seem to put off posting. I have lots of pictures waiting for a post. Hopefully, now that the kids are back in school I’ll find more time to bake and blog. That is if I can pull myself away from Twitter and live with not being on the top of the leaderboard on Bejeweled Blitz!
One fun thing my boys and I did over the summer was whip up a batch of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day and create individual pizzas and calzones. Although the boys often stuck with pepperoni and cheese, we tried lots of great combinations and it was nice to see them interested in baking and creating their masterpieces.
I also made beautiful baguettes from the moist no-knead dough that you can keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Bread making doesn’t get much easier than the great recipes in this book. So many recipes, so little time!
Visit Artisan Bread in Five for the Basic recipe and tips and techniques to create a great loaf in 5 minutes a day. The master recipe is given, as well as step by step photos. They’ve also done a great YouTube video that helps teach you how to make their fabulous bread.