Monday, February 26, 2007

Kate : No-knead Bread

Recently everything I have been cooking has been a disaster so I crossed my fingers and hoped for the best with the bread. In true, present, Kate style I left out a key ingredient...salt. I didnt realise how key it was until I tasted the bread. It rose well, it had a fabulous crust and soft inside but tasted like, well, baked flour and water. A good lesson for me in the inhancing qualities of salt.
But the process was simple and made the kitchen smell unbelievable, it was worth doing for that alone.
I will definaltely bake the bread again, this time with salt and a little more concentration as Ive come to the conclusion thats my problem: too many little jobs going on ( and little people around) at the some time. So I need to choose my moments better.
I will post a new recipe for us over the next few days

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Elaine: No Knead Bread

I finally feel better and had my oven on all weekend. From Whole Wheat Banana Blueberry Bread for Sam's breakfasts to Almond Torte from Cooking for Mr. Latte to our assignment for No Knead Bread. It felt so good putting the oven to work again.
Baking this No Knead Bread was so satisfying to me. Really easy. A super crusty bread. Looks so pretty too. Perfect to accompany our spaghetti with meatballs this evening. I'm definitely going to make this again in the future...maybe with a bit more salt next time around. Hope you guys get around to this recipe.