no knead bread

January 17, 2011 § 1 Comment

never fear! the no knead bread recipe is here. this recipe is especially great if you are intimidated by recipes that call for yeast. after you make this one you have total bragging rights.  the loaf of bread that comes out of the oven is beautiful and golden brown with a crispy crunchy crust.  this bread stands up to just about anything, confiture, a hearty winter soup, green eggs and ham.  you name it, it’s that awesome.

i have to admit, there is one thing that is a little annoying about the recipe.  the length of time that is involved in completing this recipe.  there is a 12-18 hour window where you need to let the dough rise.  you kind of have to plan your whole day around the recipe.  keep that in mind when you start the recipe because i would hate for that 12-18 window to roll around at 3am. however, let me assure you that it is totally worth the minor inconvenience. you get an amazing loaf of bread with an incredible crust that will impress even the toughest bread critics (like a french bread snob that i know). warning, it will disappear quickly.  take a photo so you have some proof that you actually made it.

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back in the saddle

January 15, 2011 § 5 Comments

apologies
for the absence. i could pretend that there was some worth while
cause that required all of my attention for weeks on end, however,
that would be a lie. what really happened was i went on vacation, i
slept a lot and discovered 24 on instant netflix. second, i
didn’t really make anything that was that exciting to share with
y’all until now. i love crepes. love them. i tend to forget how
amazing they are and then put one in my mouth and mentally scold
myself for waiting so long. i have to hand it to the french. they
came up with the most sophisticated way to eat butter. really. a
crepe is the most delicious buttery dessert ever. i don’t bother
with nutella, fruit or liquor. those flavors just compromise
the integrity of the most important flavor, butter. i am happy to
report that i made my first successful crepe all by myself. i
inhaled it just minutes ago, before dinner was even finished. i
must admit it’s slightly awesome when someone else makes them for
you. as soon as one is gone another appears. however, there
is lots of satisfaction in knowing that i can now satisfy my crepe
cravings all on my own. this recipe i got from allrecipes.com which is a sin because
my husband is french and i know i should be passing along some
super secret recipe. i am making a mental note right now to
ask my mother-in-law for her recipe and i will report back. in the
mean time walk away from the computer and go make some crepes. you
already have everything in your kitchen. promise.
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