Sunday, February 03, 2019

One Thousand Grams Of Flour

Look at this gorgeous loaf of bread.  

LOOK at it.

We made that.  Ed and I made this loaf of bread.

Yeah, that's right, we're amazing. 

OK, so people have been making bread for thousands of years, but there aren't a lot of people these days making bread.  And now, more than ever, I think I'm capable of anything.   

The recipe - Saturday White Bread - was taken from Ken Forkish’s book, Flour Water Yeast Salt: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza.

1,000 grams of flour, a little salt, a little yeast, and a bit of water and you've got the makings of a masterpiece.  It was a time-consuming process - with more downtime waiting for the dough to rise than it took to mix the ingredients - but it wasn't difficult.

We used my beautiful 15.5-quart oval Le Creuset Dutch Oven to bake both loaves at the same time - which was a judgment call on our part because the book specified two separate dutch ovens being used, a loaf in each one. We separated the loaves with a piece of aluminum foil so they wouldn't bake together, and it worked perfectly.  

This is the first time either of us has baked a loaf of bread and we were so excited by the result.  The loaves were truly beautiful.  BEA-U-TI-FUL.  It smelled delicious while baking, and tasted amazing! We’ll definitely be doing this again.

Head over to my Instagram account to see a few more photos and to watch the short video of Ed making the first slice in the bread. 

Be sure to turn up your volume - the sound of the crust is divine! 

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2017: Urban Creep
2016: Ed's View
2015: Place Of Refuge
2014: A Story Told In Stone
2013: Eddie Sandwich
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2011: For The Crybabies
2010: Chillin’ In Utah
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2007: Color In Architecture
2006: Living On
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!

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