Friday, December 17, 2010

Countdown to Christmas

I can't believe Christmas Eve is just one week away. I've been VERY busy knitting for Christmas. I definitely will have lots to show you after Christmas.

For now all I have to show you is a loaf of bread:

I'm back to making my bread from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking. I used a little bit of whole wheat flour and a little bit of rye in addition to the all-purpose flour. I LOVE this is so good toasted. I find the best way to bake the loaves is on parchment paper. I've tried dusting my peel with flour and corn meal and it always ends up sticking. Since I've been using the parchment paper it's so easy to slide the unbaked loaf on to my stone.

I'm even using the parchment paper for pizza. It makes the crispiest crust. The best recipe for the crust can be found here ( post/Ravelry Link) The only thing I do differently is the parchment paper. I don't have photos of pizza, sorry. It just gets eaten too quickly. One of these days I'll have to take pictures.

Tomorrow I hope to get started on my cookie baking. I don't think I'll be making as many cookies as I usually do...there is just not enough time this year.

Hope everyone is happy and enjoying the holiday season.

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  1. Your bread looks yummy. I like homemade bread toasted for breakfast.

  2. There is nothing better than home baked bread! YUM!

  3. That bread looks delicious, I could almost smell its wonderful aroma through the screen!

  4. Wow, your bread looks wonderful! i must get the book. Hope your knitting gets finished in time. Can't wait to see what you've been upto. :)

  5. I still haven't gotten around to trying that bread. The pizza sounds nummy as well. Have a Merry Christmas!

  6. Your bread looks scrumptious! I've often wished the smell of baking bread could be made into a spray.... What's the pretty knit or crocheted piece peeking out of the picture? Thanks for your kind wishes. Merry Christmas!


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