Saturday, February 14, 2009

Artisan Bread

A friend sent me instructions for a fantastically quick and easy bread, based on the recipes in Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.
(I don't have a copy of this book, and it's not in the library, so if anybody's looking for a good birthday present for me - please feel free to check for it on Booko! )
In a large container add:
6 cups lukewarm water
3 tbs seasalt
3 tbs yeast
13 cups flour.
And leave on the counter for a couple of hours...
While it grows...
And grows...
Until it's knocking at the top of the container and you panic and stick it into the fridge for 3

Sprinkle some flour over the top so you can easily haul out a handful, saw it off, play with it a very little, and place on a polenta covered board.

Toss a cupful of water in a hot tray in a very hot oven, then bake until done. Takes me around 25 minutes. The bread is delicious and makes a fantastic pizza, especially when combined with tomatoes fresh from the garden!
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Monday, February 09, 2009

How cute is my tea cosy?

Did I mention that I love love love the tea cosy Grandma L knitted us (on request) for Christmas? I was very distressed when it disappeared yesterday morning - but I think it looks so sweet perhaps we should ask for another one without the holes for the handle and spout?
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