Saturday, February 25, 2012

Too many carbs? Nah!...


Don't you just love homemade bread!
Of the many things I can't resist in the food category (and there are many),
bread is probably at the top of the list.

Two cloaked and shaped loaves rest and rise on a pizza peel.
I posted previously about this oh-so-easy bread recipe when I first made it months ago (Only 5 minutes...) but, afterwards, my second try was a disaster.  I suspect it was the flour...it's got to be unbleached.  I guess what they say about 'the third time, is a charm' may be true because this third batch has been pretty irresistible.  And besides, my photos came out much better this time (I think).



Bread...you can do a lot with it...toast it, dip it, smear it, grill it, sandwich it.
And it goes with everything...butter, olive oil, wine, pasta, fish, meat...everything!



Bring on the carbs!

21 comments:

  1. Pretty, pretty, pretty! I think I can smell it from here. :)

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  2. Yes, I remember your previous post on bread. Because of you I also bought the book! My first project using the bread recipe was a pizza, and it was woooonderful! Second project was bread. Not so good – hard on the outside, still doughy on the inside. But I’m still excited about baking bread and will continue to experiment. Thanks for your beautiful photos that piqued my curiosity.

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  3. Oh please! Eat while it's hot! Don't forget the butter ... or maybe with bread that fresh and good you can skip the butter! ;) Yum. We haven't made bread in a long time. You are making me hungry!

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  4. Freshly baked bread...and real butter. Wonderful...

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  5. Wow, those loaves look so good! I can never seem to get that crusty crust....

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    1. Shirley, I think it's got something to do with the 'steam baking.' Don't know if you're using the same recipe but, if not, this one calls for placing an old pan on the bottom rack, under the stone. After you slide the dough onto the stone, you pour a cup of tap water into the pan and quickly close the oven door. I think the steam does something to the crust.

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  6. Great photos. Feel free to send me some of that bread!

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  7. There is nothing like the small and taste of homemade bread!! Years ago, I was an expert...today I wouldn't even know where to start. Delicious!!!

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    1. Cee, this is so easy it's unbelievable. I found the book mentioned on another blog and had to try it. This 'blog stuff' is great! I've had one bad batch a while back (think it was me using the wrong flour)but otherwise, it's so easy.

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  8. Your photographs make that bread look so good I'd love to try some. I guess I'd better get out the mixing bowls.

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  9. Oh my, your loaves look over the top scrumptious! I love making bread and eating it more... lol! Thank you for sharing on 'Weekly Top Shot.' I hope you'll come share again next week...

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  10. Yum.... Bread, yep a carbaholic! Love breads and pastas. Nice photo work. :-)

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  11. Oh these photos are fabulous, Helene! I must try that bread - you make it look irresistible!

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  12. That looks delicious! You make me want to get on my apron.

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  14. I'm so hungry now! Great pictures of great looking bread. A warning about unbleached flour - use it relatively quickly. I use to make homemade pizza with unbleached flour, and if you don't use it after about 6-8 months, little flour mite eggs can hatch (they are in all flour, but are damaged in bleached flour). I will definitely have to try this recipe.

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    1. Big thanks for the heads-up on the flour. This is something I never realized. I saw this once many many years ago but thought it was just that particular bag. Good to know! Thanks again and thanks for commenting!

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