February 15, 2009

Homemade Bread

My sweet hubby is a wonderful cook, and he's always on the lookout for new and tasty recipes. A month or so ago, he bought a fresh batch of cookbooks, and one of them was Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. Oh my, the man has been on a mission ever since!

He had to initially purchase a few essential items from King Arthur Four and our local Williams-Sonoma store for his baking quest (e.g., pizza stone, bakers peel, oven thermometer, dough rising bucket). Now he is routinely baking us yummy bread! With the high cost of artisan breads these days at the grocery store, we will quickly recoup our investment in a few baking tools. Best of all, the taste is FRESH!

the Pillsbury doughboy doesn't get any credit for this!
This is rosemary/thyme flavored dough ready to be baked. The dough was first shaped and put on the bakers peel with a scattering of blue cornmeal. After rising, it was then scored and dusted with flour before being transferred to the hot pizza stone in the oven.

quick, where's the butter?!
And here is the final result! Mmmmmm…

Would you like us to put out another place setting at the dinner table for you?


  1. Mmmmm Can smell the smmell of freshly baked bread Right now!
    Nothing quite like fresh baked bread!
    Add some cheese or just a good slather of butter and Mmmmmm.
    Drool on a Keyboard must not be a good thing.

  2. Oh my that looks yummy....I keep saying I am going to start baking my own bread....I bet your whole house smelled heavenly!

  3. mmmmmmmmmmm...reminds me of the times my gram used to make homemade breads..can almost smell it!!

  4. Oh yes, please, the brown bread looks soooo good! I can smell it over the Atlantic Ocean :))))
    What a nice hubby!

  5. No, no thanks about the extra setting at the dinner table...*tee hee*...No, instead, I want you to send the WHOLE LOAF to me. Sorry to be a pig, but dearie, that bread looks DELICIOUS!!!

    Oh, I LOVE yer blog background by the way...*cough*

  6. I too have that book and love the recipes and the way it makes fresh bread possible each day.YUM! Makes the house smell great too!

  7. I love making my own bread...unfortunately it never lasts long enough to use it for making sandwiches or to accompany a meal...hope you have better luck with that! Looks delicious!

  8. Oh my goodness...hot homemade bread..fresh from the oven with butter! Heaven!! I can almost smell it!

  9. Since I live close... would you like me to come for lunch or supper?

    Thanks for entering the giveaway a while back Donna!

  10. Lana, you can come anytime! We always have plenty to share, LOL.

  11. (head laying on desk...you can hear wimpering...low and gutteral...)Hahahaaaaa...
    Is there ANYTHING you two CAN'T DO????HAHAHahaaaa....
    (It's Beautiful!!!)hughugs

  12. I love baking bread, the smell of it is HOME. But I must check out this book, it's sounds great. Thanks for the whif of home. I'm trying to lose some weight and bread is one of my obsessions, so it's been cut. But today is"Family Day" in ontario so I'm baking.

  13. i'd love some!!!! i have always said i was going to bake my own bread.....and five kids and years later.....i still don't!!!! i need to do this! yummy!

  14. Oh.My.Goodness. That looks so good, is there any left because I am heading down that way right now. Let's see, it takes about five hours or so from Cincy. LOL Really looks good and what great shots of the bread too.

  15. Oh no I'm so hungry now , yummmm!
    clares craftroom

  16. A nice slice or two of a fine aged cheese with a bit of that bread and I'd be in hog heaven!

  17. That looks so good my friend. I've heard twice now about that book. I think I'm going to have to pick it up!

  18. Yhe bread looks great - is it sour dough? I also liked the texture photos you shared before!

  19. Yum! I can smell that aroma all the way here! I can't live without King Arthur Catalog and break down now and then to get a new gadget.
    Thinking of you!
    Always blessed,

  20. ymmm..looks delicious...yep I'll be there soon..haha



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