Monday, July 5, 2010

Homemade Bread

I have been anxiously awaiting this package in the mail for a few weeks.


It is a 4 quart polycarbonate food storage bucket with a plastic lid that is not totally air tight.   When the box arrived I opened it, took out the container, and washed it up.


Meghan recently sent me this book about making homemade bread in just 5 minutes a day! 

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking

There are many different recipes in the book, but they are all variations of the basic recipe.  These are the only supplies that you need for the basic recipe.


The recipes are so fast because they make many loaves at once, and the dough stores in your fridge until you are ready to bake it.  It is also very easy to mix and store all in the same container.



After mixing the dough you leave it out to rise for two hours, and then put it in the fridge for up to two weeks!  Here is the dough just mixed. 
 

After one hour.


After two hours. 


When you want a loaf of bread, you simply take out the dough, shape it, and let it rise for 40 minutes. 


And of course bake it and eat it!


Mmmmmmm, warm homemade bread. 

- Laura

2 comments:

  1. That is so very awesome! Where did you get the container from?

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  2. The container was ordered from Amazon.com. It is actually linked to the listing for the container if you click on the bucket and lid text above. Then you can get the same exact one if you want. Thanks for following us, we always love to see what people think!
    - Laura

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