Thursday, January 15, 2009

Pass the Cheese Please

I finally made bread from this book and it lived up to all the hype. I cannot wait to make the whole wheat sandwich bread. If it is anything as good as the 'master recipe' I'm gonna be floating on air. Kinda how this bread looks:



It took me forever to track down the right size container for the bread to rise in. Nowhere could one be found in my town. I finally had to order one from King Arthur Flour. I got a little panicky when I reread the recipe and realized that I needed a baker's peel. I wasn't up for the challenge to try to find that in town either; so I improvised:



I used a cutting /cheese board that has a handle. Worked like a charm. The dough slid right off and onto the pizza stone.




Don't let the title of the book fool you. It does take more than 5 minutes to make the bread; with that said and having the experience of making bread from scratch the 'old fashioned' way ~ this way is far superior when it comes to time management and quickness that doesn't interfere with the quality. In other words - this bread was some kinda good. We topped ours with guyer and blue cheese. Even DH who is admittedly a bread snob loved it. There was lots of "mmm's", "This is really good. really.", and "Could you pass the cheese please?"

7 comments:

Angela said...

Now THAT is an impressive looking loaf! Freshly baked bread is one of the best smells....*sniff*sniff* I can almost smell it! :o)

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I love to make bread. I have to try this one.

It makes such a beautiful loaf!!

The Stitching Surgeon said...

wow...looks fantastic...very impressed!

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

Mmmmmmm num yummy!

Joy said...

That looks incredibly yummy!

Michelle said...

Your bread looks DIVINE! Isn't that book just the best?!

Paula said...

Great job~ it looks incredible!