I love bread. Nothing matches the smell of bread baking to make a house feel like home. (Argh, cliche time!)
One problem. . .I am terrible at it. Precision isn’t my strong suit unless it concerns medication administration (good thing, right?) and grammar (when I feel like it, I’m a tremendous grammar snob). Good baking, especially of yeast breads, requires some precision. I just wander off and lose interest, or forget a step, and before you know it? Flat, heavy, uninteresting loaves of bread emerge from my oven. It’s just disappointing!
However, I ran across a recipe for no-knead, artisan bread in one of the local fishrags (that’s newspaper to those of you that actually still read one) that intrigued me. So, I’m giving it a whirl. If it works, I’ll share the step-by-step, of course giving credit where due to the original recipe. It’s rising right now. . .I’m hopeful of avoiding disaster.
Speaking of disaster, do you have a plan should one strike? Visit http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan for some hints. And don’t forget to plan for the needs of your pets. This can be overlooked.
So, if I say no more on the topic of home-baked no-knead artisan bread, you may assume that it didn’t turn out well. So, stay tuned. . .