Wednesday, 11 November 2009

5 min Artisan bread is A-MA-ZING!!!

Truthfully, did you ever see a prettier bread?
From this...

To this...

then this...

And then to this...!!!

I'm very pleased with it - it tastes as good as it looks, and the crust behaves as a crust should!!!
I walked to Chepstow this morning, making the most of it not raining as the forecast says it will every day for the rest of the week. It wasn't a very inspiring day, as it was very foggy over the fields - glancing across from the road everything seemed to just end in a wall of mist. Not very exciting scenery, so I didn't take any pictures! Once I hit the town I went to Coffee #1 and had a steraming mug of apple juice with cinnamon - just as good as last time! It seems very festive to me, and boosted my mood as well as my energy levels. I then just did some very uninteresting shopping and headed home. My feet hurt now, and my leags are tired, so I have a virtuous feeling of having worked hard-ish!
Food today:
All bran with tinned peach
Home-made vegetable soup spiced up with thai yellow curry paste and some extra vegetables, with a houmous & bell peppers sandwich made with the new bread - just in case you hadn't noticed, I'm kind of pleased with it! So pleased I then had a small crust piece with some reduced sugar jam for dessert!

Turkey meatloaf with mashed cauliflower, peas, cabbage & gravy. This was based on a recipe from a cookbook called 'Healthy Cooking for Two - or just you' and it was delicious!

Protein bar, cashew cookie nakd bar, fromage frais with honey... and popcorn!!!
Stay Healthy



  1. That bread looks FABULOUS!

  2. Hi Chrissie. Well done on a brilliant looking loaf! Personally I prefer wholemeal but I know it's lot easier to get a good result with white flour.

    Great to get a walk in while it's not raining. I have failed on that one today because it rained in the evening. It's all about looking for gaps in the rain!

    Best wishes,
    Bearfriend xx

  3. Thank you both ;-)
    I agree that I prefer wholemeal bread too - this was an experiment into the no-knead method, so I wanted to follow the method exactly. I have enough dough for another loaf in the fridge, but next time I make it I'll be starting to add wholemeal flour to the white and I'll build it up gradually to see how much I can add before it stops working ;-)