I mentioned a week or so ago that I was making bread, using the method outlined in the book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.
If you aren't familiar with this book, here's the description in a nutshell: you mix together flour, salt, yeast, and water. The result is a wet dough that you do not knead. It all goes in the fridge, and as you need bread, you take out enough for a loaf, prepare the dough (without kneading), and bake it. It's a little more complicated than that, but I did say, "in a nutshell". ;-)
The first loaf turned out ok. I didn't bake it long enough, so I stuck it back in the oven. Also, I don't have all the proper kitchen tools the book calls for, so when I went to transfer my loaf of bread to the stone in the oven, my loaf rolled and slid off, plopping top side down. So needless to say it wasn't the most beautiful loaf of bread I've ever seen.
This was my second loaf:
Again, not the most beautiful loaf of bread I've ever seen! :-P
Since I cut the recipe in half I had enough dough for two loaves of bread. This bread is good. I think that given enough practice and the right kitchen tools, I could make some awesome bread.
But. All that white flour...I try to use whole grains - I've even switched to whole grain pasta. And. I could eat a loaf or two of this bread daily. So. I think I'll chalk this up to a fun experiment.