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Home Baked Bread

I've recently tried my hand at baking homemade bread. Having briefly dated a baker, I am quite the bread snob. Good bread must be crusty, dark, and properly scored, with a chewy, dense, moist crumb.

After recent disappointments at Whole Foods and Panera Bread, I decided it was time to take matters into my own hands.

I must pause here to give serious props to Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois.
This book is worth its weight in gold. The basic recipe is so simple and there is no kneading required! Once I figured out the true temperature of my oven and perfected my steam generating technique, I've had consistently pleasing results. In addition to keeping my husband from going all Mary-Kate on me, it's produced some beautiful and tasty boules.

the smell of baking bread.


  1. Now that's a fine looking loaf of bread my little cutie. But wait...? It's soooo BIG! That must be the loaf that you took to work to share with your office mates. The one that you made for my "Mary-Kate" ass is about the size of an oyster cracker!

  2. Kir,

    I loved that bread. Can I get the recipe again?

  3. Sophie, glad you enjoyed it! I'll email you the recipe.

  4. did you run TWOT? how did it go?! :)


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