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In my search for new, odd adventures, I've decided to try to learn more about baking bread. I've enlisted the help of a couple of different resources:

[livejournal.com profile] buhrger - it was a wee while ago that I moseyed over to his house to assist him. What I mostly remember is "Holy mother of hugeness, Batman! That's a giant mixing bowl and that's a whole lotta dough."

The Tassajara Bread Book - I've made the basic yeasted whole wheat bread recipe so far. It involves a whole lotta waiting and kneading and punching and more waiting. The loaf turned out lovely and dense, but I was blown away by how long it took to make a couple of loaves. No wonder [livejournal.com profile] buhrger makes such vast quantities at a time!

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day - I first heard about this on CBC - bread that involves no kneading, very little time commitment, and can survive in your fridge for up to two weeks. Sounds pretty intriguing so I picked it up and, tonight, I've made the dough and hopefully tomorrow I'll get a chance to bake it up for dinner.

I think I may need to eventually start doing doing drive-by bread drops if this continues. There is only so much bread I can eat on my own!

on 2008-09-09 01:45 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] minnaleigh.livejournal.com
I love reading about your adventures in bread making! I'm very curious about the five minutes a day one!

on 2008-09-09 03:33 pm (UTC)
Posted by (Anonymous)
Make bread and I will come over! Quite simple, really.

Oh, have butter on hand...

on 2008-09-09 03:34 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] thegreymouser.livejournal.com
Yes, I was a noob and posted on anonymous...

on 2008-09-09 03:33 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] thegreymouser.livejournal.com
Make bread and I will come over! Quite simple, really.

Oh, have butter on hand...

on 2008-09-09 10:22 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] boubabe.livejournal.com
Will margarine do?

on 2008-09-09 07:05 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] buhrger
No wonder [livejournal.com profile] buhrger makes such vast quantities at a time!
heck, i only make a half recipe. that's three loaves of bread or 48 buns, or some diophantine-linear combination of the two. mom used to always make a full recipe.

There is only so much bread I can eat on my own!
not that i'd object to drive-by breading, but do you have a deep freeze?

on 2008-09-09 10:23 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] boubabe.livejournal.com
I have a freezer that is filled with edamame and lamb and chicken and assorted other bits and bobs.

on 2008-09-09 10:25 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] buhrger
so you're saying you need to buy another freezer for baked goods. i understand.

on 2008-09-09 10:32 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] boubabe.livejournal.com
Or just one bigger freezer. Or I need to have people over to my house more often. Or I need to eat more food.

on 2008-09-09 10:37 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] buhrger
I need to have people over to my house more often.
[waits patiently for an invitation]

on 2008-09-09 09:48 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] tomestar.livejournal.com
I've got a nice recipe for Irish soda bread that only requires five minutes of kneading, but it's got a bit of an odd consistency - very crumbly. I like it occasionally, but it can't replace the other stuff.

Let me know if you'd like the recipe.

on 2008-09-09 10:25 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] buhrger
it's got a bit of an odd consistency
how would it be with maple butter?

on 2008-09-09 10:33 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] boubabe.livejournal.com
You and your sexy ideas... Stop putting those images in my head!

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