Sunday, October 2, 2011

Artisan bread

artisan bread

I am so happy to have won this fabulous book from Amy. This thoughtful giveaway of the "Artisan bread in five minutes a day" has taught me many things just by reading the beginning of the book :) I am so happy that she shared it.

Jeff and Zoe, the authors explain everything that is needed to make the perfect bread in 5 minutes. The methods in the book is easy to follow. The best thing about the method is there is no need to knead :)
artisan bread
It will help a lot to read the book before making. Here is their master recipe that makes 4 loaves.

1 1/2 tbsp yeast
1 1/2 tbsp salt
3 cups luke warm water
6 1/2 cups of flour
cornmeal to put on the bottom
flour for dusting

Incorporate everything into a plastic bucket with a wooden spoon, it is easy to do this because it is a wet dough.
Leave it on the counter to rise. After about 2 hours, it is ready to bake or to be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks to use as needed.

Sprinkle about a tsp of flour over the dough that is resting and pick up a portion about the size of a grapefruit. If needed dust some flour in the hands and keep turning the dough without kneading to tuck the ends to the bottom.

Put some cornmeal onto a flat wooden or metal board and let it rise for 20 to 40 minutes.

Dust some flour over the top of the boule and slash the bread about 1/4" to 1/2" deep.

Bake in a preheated pizza stone at 450F for about 25 to 30 minutes. The stone should be in the middle of the oven. Leave the broiler tray on the bottom rack to pour 1 cup of water after the bread is quickly placed on the stone, this is important to create the crust.

The method from measuring to preparing the oven is explained very well in the book. There are so many important tidbits and delicious easy recipes in the book. So if you get a chance do read it.

Thanks again Amy, I am very happy that you shared this fabulous book and glad I won the giveaway.
artisan bread

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79 comments:

  1. great looking bread...so good..

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  2. Lovely crust of bread.. Soft too..

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  3. Thank you for the sweet post! I am so glad you are enjoying the book!

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  4. That is a great book, it has been discussed many times on blogger posts! Glad to see that you are pleased and made a wonderful rustic loaf. It looks delicious.

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  5. Congratulations! I really need to order this book. Your bread looks perfect...and there's nothing better than the aroma of freshly baked bread in the kitchen~

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  6. bread looks delicious & so soft .......

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  7. Great bread. Congrats on winning it. I just looked at this book today at Indigo books but they wanted an arm and leg for it. Going to price it out on amazon instead. It looks amazing.

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  8. Love the look of the bread. I have this book too and have been toying over the idea of making it. Probably I will try it now.

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  9. I´ve been using that book too. I love how easy it is to prepare great bread with those recipes.

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  10. Lovely bread and congrats too!!

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  11. Bread looks so yum n nice ....

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  12. Your artisan bread turned out wonderful.

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  13. Crusty,dark,chewy and light. I know your bread is all of these things just by looking at it, great job..
    Take care...

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  14. Wow! That looks fabulous, well explained.

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  15. Your bread looks so perfect, just out of the book cover. Super delicious!!

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  16. Nice book and ur bread looks too good

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  17. Lovely bread..looks perfectly baked.

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  18. Akheela, your bread looks perfect. I had not baked artisan bread for a long time. Thanks for the post, I will try your recipe one of this day.

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  19. Luv ur yumm blog of interesting Cakes n Bakes.Will learn a lot from U.Following U.Thanks for droppin in and for the add.

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  20. congraaaaats...bread looks perfect.

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  21. it has come out perfect like the pic on the book

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  22. Beautiful bread, looks wonderful and fantastic,do send to my guest hosting event..

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  23. Congrats!!! The bread looks fresh and puffed up well...

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  24. This bread looks perfect! Just like it came out of a bakery =)

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  25. Great book with nice recipes inside. The bread is so beautiful baked and looks so tempting.

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  26. Your bread loaf looks fabulous! It looks like the one on cover!!!! PERFECT! I need to try making bread.

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  27. That looks great.. perfectly baked bread:-)

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  28. bread looks very yummy and tempting ...
    glad to follow you.
    www.rajafood.blogspot.com

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  29. Beautiful n pro looking ~ perfect bake!
    USMasala

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  30. Wonderful rusty crusty bread :)
    have you done a review of this book? Would like to know more about it as i have heard about the book a lot.

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  31. perfectly baked bread !! looks wonderful !!

    Ongoing Event - CC-What's For Friday Dinner??

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  32. Lovely looking bread...Perfectly done...Do check my give away at http://muchmorethanahomemaker.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-first-100-followers-and-give-away.html
    Cheers

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  33. cute and beautiful loaf, but there is NO WAY that what you described comes out to five minutes a day. the whole process looks like maybe five minutes to mix the dough, and then at least 45 minutes of shaping, waiting for the second rise, and baking (and both second rise and bake probably have to be monitored). and then there's cleanup.

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  34. This is a great type of bread. Because of the wetness you can whip up a big batch and have dough for the next day or whatever.
    Is great no-knead recipe.
    Thank You.

    Sh Sh Sh Let the Baby Sleep
    Trouble on Earth Day
    Author Kathy Stemke (my spouse

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  35. This is a great no-knead recipe. [Having trouble commenting often because of cookies null (?)].
    But this is great because you can make a batch and have dough leftover for subsequent days.
    Thank You for sharing and congrats on your prize win.

    Sh Sh Sh Let the Baby Sleep
    Trouble on Earth Day
    Author Kathy Stemke (my spouse

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  36. I'm in the process right now of making this bread. I only wish the article explained the recipe as well as the book supposedly does. I'm lucky my French bread making husband was here to help me try to figure it out. Keep your fingers crossed!

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  37. thank you for the comments and questions
    @ Anonymous and Cynthia: the process of making the dough takes only 5 minutes because everything is done in the same container (that will be kept in the fridge) so no clean up.
    Obviously baking and resting time to make any type of baked bread is not possible within 5 minutes and that is well know by everyone.
    The bread can be made by keeping the dough in the fridge and made within 2 weeks time. So it really depends when you want to make the bread.
    I am not able to put all the details of this recipe exactly from the book because there is lots of detail in the book that will help if anyone having trouble making bread i.e oven temperature differences, types of flour, temperature of water, humidity... and that is why I said it is better to read more details in the book.
    I also found a link of the video that I have put in this post which will explain so do check it out.
    Hope you can follow the instructions in this post to make the boule bread and it will come out the same way as it did for me. I have already made this bread a few times and put all the need to know details on this post so you can enjoy this with your family.
    Thank you for the comments

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  38. The bread looks identical to the one which is featured on the book.Very well done!!!

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  39. Nice recipe dear.. adding it to my experiments ;)
    First time here, and happy to visit again and again!!
    Thanks for joining my space :)

    Cheers,
    Vani

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  40. I can't wait to see what other recipes you try from this!

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  41. Bread looks soft and delicious...Bookmarking it...

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  42. Great book! A few people in my family have this book and they love it.

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  43. salam akheela, wow, the "no need to knead: really attracts, i would love to have this book too. thanks for sharing.
    the artisan bread looks very apetizing-bookmatked with thanks

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  44. The book is grand - and your bread is proof positive of that fact! Lovely!

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  45. Bread looks delicious and perfectly baked..

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  46. Wow..sai fare anche il pane,bravissimo!!;-)
    Kisses*

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  47. completely new to me...sounds hearty..:P
    Tasty Appetite

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  48. Lovely loaf and perfect to make in a jiffy!

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  49. akheela, this bread looks truly from a french countryside market..rustic and original..well done!

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  50. Hey, this came out soooo good!

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  51. An easy & tasty bread!!! Must try this out.. :) I loved the nice brown crust on top..And you used instant yeast??
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  52. Congratulations on winning that fabulous book from Amy! Your Artisan Bread looks so perfect!

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  53. Love the loaf, looks perfect.

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  54. JUM homemade bread! You’ve made it seems so easy to make! I will need to give this a try.

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  55. PS: that video really helps!

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  56. Congrats on the win! Looks like it was totally put to good use!

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  57. What a pretty loaf! I have that book and still have to make something from it! Maybe this weekend...

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  58. What a gorgeous loaf of bread! I've heard such great things about that book. Enjoy it!

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  59. Your bread looks perfect! I would love a warm slice, slathered in butter.
    Congrats on the win!

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  60. This bread looks amazingly crunchy and so delicious! I can imagine the delicious smell of freshly baked bread all around :-)

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  61. fantastic :) i love books especially ones like this :)

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  62. looks really good and well baked- bookmarked the recipe!

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  63. Yummy-looking bread with a great recipe!

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  64. wow your bread looks exactly like the one on the book! and i love the book too :D

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  65. Looks amazing :) love that kind of bread :) I am sure your home smelled wonderful as it was baking :)

    Cheers,
    Priya

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  66. I love a crusty looking bread! Perfect for dipping in seasoned olive oil! Yum!

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  67. beutiful looking bread machallah! kisess

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  68. Oh, I really like that book, too. And what a gorgeous loaf :D

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  69. i like that book.. lovely bread.. though i make my own type of breads now! with whole grain flours!
    Richa @ Hobby And More Food Blog

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  70. You really tempted me to buy this book if I can make this beautiful bread!!! WOW!!! Congrats on winning this book!

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  71. Threw some olives in this today! YUM!

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