Daily Bread: 12 Aug 2008

The boy and I have been making bread (almost) every morning for the past few weeks. I find it a relaxing way to start the morning as he picks at breakfast. The loaf in the photo above, I made this morning.

The simplicity of bread-making is compelling. 4 ingredients: flour, water, yeast, salt.

Separate they don’t taste like much (still, each time we make dough, the boy tastes a licked-finger full of each ingredient).

You’ve probably got those 4 items lying around your kitchen. I did.

No HFCS, no extra flavors. Still, this very simple (and forgiving) recipe makes the best bread I’ve had in a decade. Easy.

Custard-y interior with a hard, crusty exterior.

Perfect for a creamy cheese or a thick swath of Nutella.

And I’ve yet to hit reach 5 min/day, it usually takes fewer.

Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day

2 thoughts on “Daily Bread: 12 Aug 2008

  1. So many people have grown up with nothing other than prepackaged food that they don’t know how easy many of the best food items are to make. It’s often just as fast or faster to make for real and tastes so much better, not to mention being able to skip the 12 syllable petrochemicals and buckets of salt, extra fat and corn syrup being added to everything.

    I also think that being more connected to your food enhances your enjoyment of it.

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