I'm up and ready for work a bit too early due to the time change and thought I'd post early on a work day for once. Yesterday, I baked my first loaf of bread from the book, Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day and it turned out great. I have some photos of the process to show how easy it really is:
Enough dough for four loaves is mixed in a large container and stored in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake. This shows the remaining dough after enough for the first loaf was removed.
Next, the dough is formed in a loaf shape and rested on a surface coated with cornmeal to warm up and start raising.
Here's the finished loaf in all it's glory. It really was easy to make a great loaf of bread! The book has recipes for lots of variations, too. I think rye bread will be my next batch of dough. I'll keep you posted about future taste testing.
Now, it's off to start the work week. See you on Tuesday.