Thursday, March 11, 2010

Amoeba Pizza and Artisan Bread!

Awhile back I had a lesson in artisan bread making. Finally, this week I put it to use!

I've been making a really big effort to be better about making meals every night. And as I've been planning and coming up with a system I thought: how easy dinners would be if we had fresh bread and salad as a fairly staple part of our meals each night.

This bread is a dream. Really, it is so much easier than I ever thought it would be.

So I do think the title: Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day is really true. I think I just might have to buy the book now- or Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day. That one sounds very nice too.

Here is my first humble little loaf:

One thing I was very excited about with this bread dough is that is can also be used for pizza. I love to make homemade pizza but all the rising steps and such make it something that takes a bit of planning.

Well, I rolled out some of this dough one night, threw some toppings on it and baked it in the oven- and really it was some of the best homemade pizza dough we've had.

Dashing Boy said my pizza looked like an amoeba.
Which sounded so cool that I instantly got images of us having amoeba pizza nights with our children. We're such nerds.


Cristie said...

Jenny I love your amoeba pizza! Your loaf looks fantastic and I've heard through the grapevine that it tasted wonderful. Congratulations!!

Marianne said...

We made pizza with our dough this week too! We usually don't make it through a week without using the bread in some way.

Bonnie said...

Your loaf is beautiful. Can I come over every night. Fresh bread and salad? Do you really need anything else?

Gigi said...

i love your bread and i love you!