One of the things on my to do list this year was to learn how to bake bread. I'm
After asking around, and reading several rave reviews of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, I forked over the money, and picked up a copy for myself.
I finally got up the nerve to try out the basic recipe in the book, and guess what? It was awesome. So awesome that the kids and I ate a whole loaf in a couple of hours. (In our defense, it was the smallish loaf pictured above. Also, I consoled myself with the idea that it had to be better for us than the Pop Tarts my son had been begging for...)
The recipe doesn't require a fancy mixer, and in fact there's no kneading involved either.
The bread was tasty, a little like a sourdough, and my family was thouroughly impressed. (I made homemade butter too, and my husband said I was like a cool Martha Stewart.)
I totally recommend the book to anyone who has been dreaming about baking their own bread, but doesn't want to spend a fortune on kitchen appliances, or hours in the kitchen.
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Disclosure: I recieved nothing in exchange for this recommendation, and paid for the book with my own cold hard cash. The Amazon link above is an affiliate link.