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Bread Baking!

A few years back I used to bake all of our bread. There is nothing like the taste of homemade bread with a little butter, or for a sandwich. As I got busier with work it was just easier to pick up a loaf at Publix. I have the luxury of working from home, which allows me more time at home than someone who works out of the house. I can easily pause work to start dinner and pick up where I left off. While those of you who work outside the home have to wait until you get home to make dinner or pick something up. Same goes for baking bread, however I’ve been LAZY!

The past few weeks I’ve forgotten to pick up bread and my kids had to buy a school lunch. I hate spending money on school lunches. I’d rather make lunches. While the lunches aren’t bad, it’s obviously cheaper to bring lunches from home.

Last week I came across a blog talking about making bread using a book I’ve had my eye on for years. Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, crazy title, huh? She raved about the book and said it really was easy. I’ve heard so many good reviews about this book over the years so I instantly bought the kindle version.

You basically make a huge batch of dough. Let it sit in your fridge, and everyday pull off a piece of dough, shape it, let it rise, and cook it. Sounds simple, right? Well it was! I made the dough yesterday, it took no time. I measured the ingredients, let it mix in my Kitchen aid mixer, then set it to rise for a few hours. Once ready I pulled off a piece of dough, shaped it, set it to rise and cooked it. I made two batches, and it’s the best bread I’ve ever had 🙂 I was worried that it wasn’t going to taste that great. The crust is hard and the inside is so delicious. The first loaf lasted less than 5 minutes out of the oven, it was that good. The loaves were on the small side, so I need to work on getting them the perfect size.

Most of the steps take a few minutes or less. It does take some time from start to finish, but you don’t need to sit there. It’s more like set it and forget it until the next step.

Sorry Publix, looks like I won’t be buying bread any more.

If you don’t have this book and are at all interested in baking bread, buy it!


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