Thursday, 8 May 2008

No-knead Bread

You HAVE to get this book. Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois. Look at that loaf! It really didn't take me long at all (and no, I didn't just drive down the road to the bakery!) If I didn't try to do the pain d'epi (the one in the picture) and just went with a boule, it really would only take 5 minutes (of your active time). It takes time for the rising and the baking, but in terms of you in the kitchen, up to the elbows in dough, flour flying everywhere, you really could get away with 5 minutes. And think of all those dodgy dodginesses that are in packaged bread these days. As PorkChop would say, ALL GONE! Whoohoooo! I LOVE this bread!
(it goes perfectly with the soups from the last post!)


steph- whisk/spoon said...

i've heard nothing but great reviews about this book. i'll definitley have to get it in my next amazon order. thanks so much for the comment on my blog about the protein content of flours here...the anchor bread flour is what i buy, so it's good to know i can sub it for KA!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

oh--i forgot to ask....what kind of yeast do you like to use, and have you ever seen small cakes fresh yeast sold?