Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I found the perfect bread recipe for my lifestyle

I can't tell you how excited I am to be smelling fresh bread. Not only did it come out but it looks perfect. Ok, I haven't tasted it yet but I will keep you posted.

First off the recipe is from the article in the New York Times and is No Knead Bread I saw a post about it on Rocket Bread and also on Steamy Kitchen. I have been looking for a bread to make that would be something like I made in San Francisco. I haven't been able to do that since I moved here but this looks like a winner. I will let you know in fact if it is after tasting it but it looks so darn pretty.

I started off by hunting for a warm place to keep it while it sat for 18 to 20 hours. This was no easy feat because between 2 cats and a Saint Bernard it wasn't too safe anywhere. I took my chances and left it in the den where I keep the heat on to 70 degrees (right now it is 34 degrees outside and suppose to get down to 14 degrees). So I put it in the warmest room so I could keep an eye on it from my perch. My perch:

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The waiting dough

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After Dr Food suggested keeping it in the oven with the oven light on (he is a scientist and knows these things) I moved it to there.

So the rest was so easy that I can not even believe that the bread came out looking like this

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Lets just hope that it taste as good as it looks. Believe me, if it doesn't you will hear me whining about it no matter where you are.

15 comments:

  1. Looks delicious!!! Have you ever heard of the books Healthy bread in 5 minutes a day? and Artisan bread in 5 minutes a day? Those books have changed my life. No kneading, so simple, and so tasty!


    Hope the bread tastes great!

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  2. the only thing more satisfying than a great homemade loaf of bread is a rack of ribs... but bread is a very close second

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  3. that, my dear is one gorgeous hunk of carb stuff. dr food is correct as i always keep my rising stuff in the turned off oven. it's always important to leave a note in case anyone forgets that there's something in there and turns on the stove. i cannot get over how beautiful that loaf is. if i lived anywhere near you i'd be over like a shot with some valhrona chocolate ...warm bread and cocoa....mmmmm

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  4. Hi! It looks like this recipe is going around everywhere! I just found it too and made it the day before yesterday. It was awesome! The only difference it that the recipe I used had some olives, yummm! Miriam

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  5. Hi! Sorry I've been out of touch for awhile. Having just moved into a new and much smaller place, I completely sympathize re. keeping pets away from stuff. Maybe I should keep my cat's food bag in the oven too...

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  6. Looks perfect! Let us know how it tastes (although I am sure it is delicious)

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  7. yum! I LOVE fresh bread - this looks great!

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  8. I love the idea of No Kneed Bread but I'm waiting for the review on the taste.

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  9. Your bread is just too beautiful to eat, I would just look at it :o) - great job!

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  10. Well looks as if it is only a matter of timing, thanks for sharing.

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  11. Give me that piece of carb anytime of the day, I will eat it.

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  12. Gorgeous bread, I would love a slice!

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  13. Haven't made the no-knead bread in a while, but it always comes out great! Looks like you nailed it with that beautiful loaf!

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