Tuesday, October 13, 2009

bread baking

kitchenaide at work

i christened my kitchenaide this weekend...it was everything i thought it would be and MORE! we made bread together...she did all the work and i just assisted. it was awesome.


is everyone as messy as i am in the kitchen? my husband can't be around when i'm cooking/baking... its just too all-over-the-place for him.

french dough

this is the beautiful dough we made. its the french bread from this book (the only cookbook i've ever really used... good recipes that are easy with few ingredients and GOOD...you should get it)


after the first rise (1 hour) you roll the dough out and then form the loaf. it was so much fun!

2nd rise french

here it is 45 minutes later after the second rise...she's a beauty, huh?

2nd rise wheat

oh yea... we made the honey wheat bread from that book too. thick and hearty... she was pretty too!

french bread

the french bread fresh from the oven... SO GOOD! it was crusty, but soft and moist on the inside. it had a good 'crumb' as those in the bread making arena say. the second day the crust softened and it wasn't as good. next time we will be FORCED to eat it all in one sitting.

honey wheat bread

this is the honey wheat fresh baked. also good...you can tell its healthy...not sure if that is a good or bad thing.

each of these loaves required maybe 5 ingredients and a total of 20 minutes hands on time. the rest of the time they were rising or baking!

the result

i also made this soup (one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE recipes), set out a few of our pumpkins, lit some candles...it was fabulous.


jenni said...

that french bread looks amazing! and I love your dinner table, very pretty

Alisha said...

thanks for making me drool on my keyboard. :)
als0, it appears you have some really freaking awesome curtains. can we see?

French Press Knits said...

If you like baking bread that you HAVE to buy 'Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day'. It is AMAZING!! Everyone I know now owns this book b/c I either talk them into it or buy it for them as a gift. It will revolutionize your bread making...no joke!