Bread recipes

Bread recipes

I previously mentioned this really easy bread recipe that I found out on the internet. Since trying it I have kind of taken up the hobby of bread making. Fortunately, it’s a relatively inexpensive hobby with the bread costing about $0.35 per loaf. Not to mention that it is, in my opinion, yummier than your average supermarket bread. What I wanted to do here is list a short collection of the recipes I have found and tried so friends/family/blog stalkers could try them as well. Anyway, here we go:

Basic Artisan Bread (in 5 minutes per day)

Mother Earth News: Five Minutes a Day for Fresh-Baked Bread (Click the “Print” link in the Article Tools box to get one that will print the article all together.)

This article is where I got started. It’s also the recipe that I just keep coming back to. The recipe has very basic and cheap ingredients, which if you ever bake, you probably already have. They recommend using a pizza stone to bake the bread on, which really does work well. However, I’ve heard that a perforated pizza pan works well too, and a light colored cookie sheet would probably work too. The other thing they suggest using is a pizza peel (one of those wooden paddles used to slide pizzas into an oven). While they’re nice, you can use a regular cookie sheet upside down to much the same effect.

Whole Wheat Artisan Bread (5 minutes again)

Artisan Bread in 5: Whole Wheat Master Recipe

Okay, I haven’t tried this one yet. If any of you get this one going, let me know how it went. I’m still trying to get a hold of some wheat gluten. Below is a video explaining the process, which is similar enough to the previous recipe to be helpful to watch for either. I really liked the suggestion of putting seeds on the bread. My favorite combo is sesame, poppy, and fennel seeds.

The Best Rye Bread Ever

Patrick Lynch: Artisan Rye Bread

This one is fantastic, but a bit more expensive and quite a bit more time consuming. The beer is a problem since it is difficult to buy it in small quantities and almost doubles the per loaf price. But it lends a good flavor and is worth it. I used his Dutch oven method of cooking this bread and it turned out really well.

Sullivan Street Bread

New York Times: No-Knead Bread

Speaking of baking bread in a dutch oven, legend has it that this is the recipe that started the whole no knead bread idea in the first place. It’s also very good, with a great texture. There’s also an article about this concept that is interesting as well.

Well, I hope that wasn’t too boring for everyone. Happy baking.

4 thoughts on “Bread recipes

  1. I always wanted my son to be rolling in the dough. Good job, but I if you think I have a bulge in my wallet wait till you see this yeasty thing Noel has.

  2. We loved the bread that Noel and Audrey brought us, too wonderful and yummy, guess we’ll have to try the recipe if we want more soon! Thanks

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