Wednesday, June 10, 2009

No Knead

I have a healthy fear of bread baking. Until the other day I was intimidated by those who speak of their exploits with and knowledge of yeast. I listened jealously to their tales of focaccias and sourdoughs and was envious of the fresh bakery smells that were sure to be wafting around in their kitchens. I love crusty bread, but it's not exactly cheap, and with only two peeps in the house, it inevitably goes stale and uneaten after a few days.

After embracing and accepting my fears with the art of making bread however, I saw this book and had second thoughts about my perceived inabilities. It's pages promise low-maintenance bread baking opportunities that seemed both manageable and cheap. Just the ticket for this carb lover.

Viola! I've been baking bread over the last two weeks and each loaf tastes like the real thing - cause it is! No kneading, hardly any waiting... it's so simple. The best part is that you can use as much or as little dough as you want so that there is no wasted bread after a meal. I think I need to invest in a large purchase of flour. Soon.

15 comments:

Mrs. Doodle said...

I know isn't this book GREAT! I love the bread from this book... my husband and I usually eat the whole loaf. Yea carb lovers are us too. :)

affectioknit said...

That is a great book and your bread looks SUPER!

amylouwho said...

I am a lover of this book too! I just introduced my neighbor to it last night. We had fondue. She provided the cheese, me the bread. Delish!!

I'm so not surprised you are good at it and loving it!

Colleen MacDonald said...

WOW! I love to make bread, but no kneading? That would be great for those days when you don't have the time! Thanks for sharing, and CONGRATULATIONS on your homemade bread; it's beautiful!

Amy and Andrew said...

Beautiful bread! I think I'll knead to borrow that book.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow, I surely will need to find this book. I have always had a great fear (and failure) at bread making. Have all the equipment, but it just never really works. And this one is no kneading??? Amazing!

Kelly said...

Isn't this book just amazing? Your bread looks wonderful. Have you made pizza from the dough? Oh, it is so good. Just heavenly.

By the way, if you don't already know, the authors have a great website and blog where they post new recipes.

Always Inspire said...

Oh wow! That looks delicious! I too am a carb lover!!!

Jessica said...

The whole no-knead philosophy rocks my world. I need to get that book!

Nancy said...

Sarah that bread looks delish!! If I come to visit I'll bring a pound of butter!!

Angie said...

Oooh, I'll have to see if my library has that one :-)

Quilter said...

Yum. I have never heard of that book but the bread looks perfect. Good job! Sam xox

Lisa @celebrate CREATIVITY said...

Wow, that bread photo looks delicious.

Good luck and have fun figuring out the complexities of yeast use-lol.

Carolyn said...

I've heard many wonderful things about this book. Maybe I should invest in it!

Soja said...

Wow! That looks fantastic.