Monday, February 9, 2009

loafing


I am still trying to get good at making bread because good bread is stupidly expensive and Steven bought me this book for Christmas. (really he bought it for himself because he eats way more bread than do.)  
the book tells you to do all kinds of crazy things:  make sure the tempurature of the dough is 81ยบ after you are done kneading it, set up a proofing chamber (that's what's under the bowl.)
 
and spraying the walls of the oven with water every 30 seconds for the first two minutes of baking.

I don't have it completely down yet, but so far the bread is super crusty and delicious, and if I can just make it a little lighter it'll be perfect!!  

3 comments:

Keith said...

looks delicious. i haven't made a good bread in years but i used to try. my book said to put a baking dish with about 1" of water in it instead of spraying the walls of the oven...you lose less heat that way.

who knows though...your bread looks better mine ever did.

abigail said...

my book has you do both, put a pan with water and spray the walls! it's quite a production.

Lisa L. said...

I've never though I had what it takes to make bread, but I'm going to give it a try now that I've see this.

thanks!