Saturday, April 25, 2009

Baking Bread

The number of people in my life either making this bread, or talking about making this bread, has grown exponentially over the past 10 days. It was like every time I turned around someone else was singing the praises of this method, or thrusting some freshly baked goodness under my nose to try.

I actually got the book from the library a couple of months back but didn't try it at the time. This past weekend I got the recipe from my sister-in-law and there's no stopping me now. I love it, my kids love it, my husband loves it, my parents love it, my grandpa loves it. And it is so easy to make!! I have a friend that talked about making this freshly baked bread for her family and midwives while she was in early labor. That's how easy it is.

You can get started with the master recipe, generously printed here. [Admittedly, I don't use a baking stone as we don't have one, but a baking sheet seems to work out well too.]

My own copy of the bread book it on its way to me, along with a copy of Michael Pollan's new book, In Defense of Food. Looks like I'm gearing up for another summer of foodie reading. Any recommendations from you on what to add to my list?


jacquie said...

that looks fabulous!

meg said...

"Milk: the surprising story of milk through the ages" or something like that. The writing is a tad dry, but the recipes are unreal

Juniper said...

thanks for the tip (no one bakes there own bread here) but am happy to have the chance at making some brown bread- 5 min a day.. how can you pass that up!

fivegreenacres said...

Have you read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver? One of my favorite books of all time.