16.5.08

The bread mission


There´s a new bakery in our neighbourhood, Cosmen&Keiless. Brought to us by the self same Hespen&Suárez, it makes the fourth place within shopping-with-a-market-trolley distance where you can pay over 2€ for a loaf of excellent bread.

Now, I´m as snobby as anyone when it comes to bread, and I care enough about it to take the trouble to go and get it and pay through the nose for it, especially if it´s a main element in the meal I´m preparing.
But there are limits to my patience, and soon there will be limits to my pockets, at this rate.

As I was having my fresh bread and butter with Marmite and browsing a few blogs before beginning to work, this popped up on my bloglines. A sign! A few searches more in Food blog search and I was armed with a handful of recipes from the book that seems to have everyone raving.

All I need now is a jumbo bag of flour and some faith. I just can´t beleive it works, it sounds much too good to be true, but hey, so did the roast pork, and look how well that turned out.

I hope to report on my progress next week.

5 comentarios:

breadchick dijo...

I'm pretty sure you will be able to tackle the focaccia quite easily.

Good bread is the center piece of any meal but good bread you made yourself makes that meal even better!

myrnie_twin dijo...

Ooh, good luck! We've had a lot of fun making the original "no-knead" bread from Mark Lahey. It's seriously simple, and so tasty! Can't wait to see what you make.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) dijo...

Bread making is so addictive -- make one loaf, have success (and you will succeed!), and you want to make another and another!

Shirlie dijo...

The recipes from "Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a day" are very easy, and the dough really produces more flavorful bread as time goes on. This book and their techniques have changed my life!

stefanie dijo...

Where I live, a good loaf costs USD 4.50. At that price, bread is a luxury, not a staple!

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