Friday, February 19, 2010

Easy Artisian Bread

Robin at Heart At Home posted a book and video on making Healthy Artisan Bread in 5 minutes! Not only that you can mix up several batches in advance without kneading! That is an incredible revolutionary thought to me. I have seen others demonstrate the after bath in the oven as well to give the bread a nice crust but have not tried it till the other night.
It was a busy week and I got home late, but pulled out a lump of the dough and prepared it was shown and it was the best loaf we have enjoyed hot out of the oven in a long time! So quick and easy and convenient and healthy. I was hoping for a sourdough taste the second time around as they had pointed out, but was surprised by the sourdough taste in the very first batch.
I did adjust the recipe below by adding a bit of olive oil to the recipe listed on the site.

The Master Recipe: Boule (Artisan Free-Form Loaf)

Makes four 1-pound loaves. The recipe is easily doubled or halved.

  • 3 cups lukewarm water
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons granulated yeast (1-1/2 packets)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons kosher or other coarse salt
  • 6-1/2 cups unsifted, unbleached, all-purpose white flour,
    measured with the scoop-and-sweep method
  • Cornmeal for pizza peel
Just mix all the ingredients no kneading required!
Take a quick look at Robin's Post for more directions and get ready for some delicious bread!

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