June 24, 2008

Artisan Bread

It all started a week before my birthday when I first saw "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day" while lost in Blogland. The more I researched, the more I knew that I needed this book!

I made these loaves from the basic boule recipe right after the first rise... I let the bread rise again directly on a parchment-covered cookie sheet and it turned out great! Making this bread was so effortless! Just take a look at this video!

Then I made a HUGE cinnamon bun which didn't even make it to the photoshoot! Next I made some Cinnamon Apple Walnut filled buns which I was inspired to make after reading the Spicy Pork Bun recipe.

I finished off the boule by making 2 of the most delicious pizzas I have ever tasted!

It was torture taking all these photos and my husband was giving me dirty looks!

This week I am trying an adaptation of the Peasant Loaf. I used 5 cups of unbleached flour, 1 cup of whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup of multigrain cereal and sprinkled the large loaf with the cereal. Yum!

Enjoy your afternoon tea & quilted crafts :o)


  1. Laurraine, you must be an experienced baker, because your pictures of these loaves are beautiful! I'm Jeff Hertzberg, one of the co-authors of the book. Thank you for this fabulous post, and come visit us at www.artisanbreadinfive.com, where you can post questions into any "Comments" field, or into the "Bread Questions" field on the left side of the homepage.

    Jeff Hertzberg

  2. O MY! And a baker, too? Wow. You are amazing! I am so hungry for those breads, now. I am so impressed with the pictures I can almost smell them!

  3. oh your breads all look so tasty, i kept hearing about this book in blogland and your pix were the last straw!! i have it on order at my local book store and i cant wait to get it!
    um, could i get the ingredients of what you put in the walnut apple buns?

  4. Lovely photos. I love to bake and this book sounds very interesting!