Friday, August 5, 2011

Artisan Bread

If you have read my blog very much you will know that I have a small obsession with bread baking.  I’m not sure why, but I do. I love trying new bread recipes! (if you have one to share please do!!!) So when I saw this super simple artisan bread recipe HERE I knew I had to make it.  It really is as easy as it looks. And the directions are really easy to follow

Its nice and crusty on the outside and perfectly chewy in the middle it’s a gorgeously perfect loaf of bread.

In other words you shouldn’t make it if you allergic to yumminess.  P.S.  You can print the recipe off of their blog HERE you have to scroll down a bit but it’s there.  Here are some picture directions for you to follow.  They say it only cost 40 cents a loaf but I figured out that mine was only like 10 cents a loaf possible less. (because I buy everything for bread in bulk.)

FYI- Since this was my first time making this bread and I wanted to make sure we liked it.  I only made half a batch and I just used my kitchen-aid bowl with plastic wrap over the top. 


So after your bread rises it should start to look flat on the top, then you know you’re ready for the next step.


Form you loaf into whatever shape you want just make sure it’s nice and smooth/ tight on top. Let it rise again about 40 min.


After its risen a second time, dust it with flour and add some slits on the top.  I did a cross and two horizontal slits.  I liked the crossed better in the end.


Bake with a steam bath (what’s a steam bath? they have directions you can follow on the recipe)  at 450 for 25-30 min on a hot pizza stone.  Mine took 30.  Commence drooling.


Seriously how many pictures of a loaf of bread can you take???


apparently a lot.


It really is lovely I can’t wait to have it with dinner tonight!  Good thing I’m doing the Warrior Dash tomorrow, cause I might be tempted to keep an entire loaf to myself. Just me a loaf of crusty bread and a bottle of balsamic vinegar…ahhh paradise.


Amy said...

Oh my that looks delicious! I'm going to try this, thank you!!!

cameron_southam said...

Looks good. I can't wait until dinner!

EmmaJ said...

That looks great! I can't wait for cooler weather so I can start baking again. My kitchen is an oven in the summer when I turn the oven on, so I try not to.

Spunky Junky said...

Holy mac that looks amazing! I have always wanted to make bread but I've never found a recipe that I have given me inspiration! YEAH!!!!!

I am featuring your awesome bread on SJ today!