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Peter Reinhart’s Artisan Breads Every Day

I have finally cracked open Peter Reinhart‘s new book for more than just perusal!  After last week’s nasty flu virus which eradicated all interest in food, my excitement about food has been renewed by my return to health.

I am having a few people over for a potluck this evening and really wanted to make some bread for the evening.  I got a late start on planning, so the 5 days of sourdough process were definitely out.  I needed something that I could start last night and bake up this evening.  Reinhart’s recipes yield some of the best bread I have ever had, and I am really looking forward to seeing how his simpler versions of them hold up to taste testing.

I made up the dough for his basic french bread last night – super easy, especially with the addition to my kitchen of a scale.  No more measuring cups and cups of bread flour!

I will report on results tomorrow.  If bread is going to be this easy, it is going to be happening all the time.  =)


April 21, 2010 at 11:15 am Leave a comment

The Holidays have eaten my life

Well, as many people are probably used to having happen in their own life, the holidays seem to have consumed most of my life for the last few weeks.  I am horribly behind at posting the various things that I have been cooking.  And, of course, it seems that I don’t have time to type up any of that now, nor the recipes in front of me for reference.  But I have been away for what feels like far too long, so here I am.

I lucked out like crazy and ended up with five cookbooks for the holidays.  All of them about baking of one sort or another.  I am really excited to try them out, especially the various bread books (yes, there were three of those).  Here is what I got:

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day: 100 New Recipes Featuring Whole Grains, Fruits, Vegetables, and Gluten-Free Ingredients

Peter Reinhart’s Artisan Breads Every Day

Luscious Berry Desserts

The Splendid Spoonful: from custard to creme brulee

I am sure you will see some various things posted from these in the next few weeks.

January 4, 2010 at 5:44 pm Leave a comment