Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Jumping On

Pretty much every blog I read has posted about this bread book. I finally decided it was time to jump on the band wagon. The truth is I didn't really believe I could make bread this good in five minutes. But I did. And it's really all that. That Boule up there came straight from my oven. There are three more loaves worth of dough waiting for me in the fridge. They can stay there for 14 days, too. With this method you just pull off a hunk of dough and let it rest on the pizza peel for 40 minutes. Bake for 30 and you've got bread better than any I've found in any grocery store. No fancy ingredients, either. Just all purpose flour, yeast, water and salt.

Last week I pulled a hunk of dough out of the fridge and stuffed it with pizza sauce, spinach, mushrooms and cheese. Folded it in half, pinched the edges together, baked for 25 minutes and we ate Calzone for dinner in under 30 minutes. The dough doesn't even have to rest for this.

Have you tried this book? If so, what's your favorite recipe?

15 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to learn how to make bread for a while now but haven't found a good recipe. I'll have to give this book a try. I'm all about quick cooking (hense the reason I have cereal for dinner a lot.)

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  2. I've seen this book on multiple blogs as well! Now I'll have to get it at the library to give it a try. I enjoyed your post!

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  3. OOH! This is right up my alley. I hadn't heard of this book! Thanks for the tip!

    Your bread looks awesome, BTW and that calzone sounds deelish.

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  4. This is the first time I hear of this book.

    *adding it to birthday wish list for hubby*

    Funny - my birthday wish list is full of books this year.

    Thanks for the tip!

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  5. I've never heard of this book, but that calzone recipe in a snap is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Holy Cow! I need the recipe. please...

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  7. besides the boule, i've done the pita, pizza, sandwich bread and baguette. i'd really like to try focaccia using this method. i think it would be delish. so happy you like this book as much as i do!

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  8. Thanks for the suggestion. I've been wanting a GOOD bread recipe.

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  9. I really, really need to get my hands on that book- I think it might be exactly what I need to make a good loaf of bread!

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  10. I'm baking two loaves right now ... hhmmmmm. Can you smell them?

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  11. The deli rye is fantastic. I have made it with and without the caraway seeds - both very succesfully.

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  12. My favorite recipes are the naan bread and the pita, especially because they're so quick that you can easily whip some up to go along with dinner. Love that.

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  13. i have been wanting this book forever. i just need to finally order it, i hear its awesome! its been on my amazon wish list for 8 months! love your blog, saw you through our green nest blog. i am friend of Jillians.

    have a great day!

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  14. since i got this book, i have baked all of our bread.
    can't wait to try the calzone idea!

    i really like the deli rye and the oatmeal loaf (really good with turkey). i just made the roasted garlic and potato loaf and it was tasty too.
    i guess i like every recipe i've tried :) because i'm about to list all of them!

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