Sunday, May 03, 2009

Betty Crocker is in the House




I got a Lodge dutch oven for Christmas, and have been trying a lot of recipes that I have collected over the years. One of them was the no knead bread recipe from the New York Times back in 2006. There is also a youtube video with step-by-step instructions on the bread making.




These photos are from the second loaf I made this weekend. This time I used bread flour instead of all-purpose flour. We actually like the AP flour better, but next time I may try half of each. I found a lot of information online about the bread online, and most people had amazing results. I'm really pleased with how each loaf turned out- it was really simple, just required some patience to wait for the dough to rise.




I'm thrilled to have baked my own bread- I was always nervous to use yeast for some reason. This is the first I've tried anything with yeast, and I have already started thinking of what to make next! Always being one to research recipes I am encouraged by these bread making tips from Smitten Kitchen. Surely something from here will be on the to-do list as well. I'm going to look for some library books as well- hopefully I can find this one or maybe this one for some more beginner recipes.

9 comments:

Michele said...

Looks so yum!

clwilker said...

This looks so yummy that I am going to give it a try!!! Bad Tina for making me eat bread!!! LOL!!! But, I have a question - Did you grease or flour your pot? Now, I am off to check the yeast in the pantry and see if it is good. I am so bad about buying the stuff, then not using it and it goes bad!
Candy

KraftyKerilou said...

This looks so good, Tina!! I love bread, but really limit how much I have!! Yum! Looks like the artisan bread from our Price Chopper grocery store's bakery!
Keri

Babsarella said...

Tina, Your bread looks super yummy!!

Lisa Renéa said...

This looks delicious! Go Tina! oops, I mean Betty! :)

Annie said...

YUM. This makes my mouth water.

Hugs
Annie

Sue McGettigan said...

I'm a major bread fan, this looks SO delicious!!

the Provident Woman said...

That bread looks amazing.

Sue McGettigan said...

Hey Betty it's been a year - what's new?