Artisan Bread

Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a Day

We are cleaning the house because next Thursday we are putting our house on the market. My husband retired for the forces, last April, and we have decided to move back East. We will be close to my daughter that lives in Ottawa. I hope that we sell fast.

In the meantime, while cleaning, I had this bread going. This is the famous Artisan Bread in Five minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François.

I prepared the dough in the afternoon and baked the bread at night to go with a beautiful Rich and Meaty Bologned Sauce by Dana McCauley.

I did follow the directions to a T. I baked the bread, as directed, and as soon as it came out of the oven I had to taste it. I could not wait. This bread is so good with fresh butter on top.

This will be my new recipe for homemade bread. I could not stop eating it. My son Maxime had to go out and said: mom don't forget to keep me some for later on.

33 comments

  1. EH bien que te souhaiter, sinon un bon courage et plein de bonnes choses pour la suite !
    Bises
    Hélène

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  2. What a gorgeous looking bread! Beautiful!

    Good luck with the selling of the house...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. The bread looks perfect Helene :-)

    All thr very best with the move.

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  4. The bread looks gorgeous, and if you bake that before showings of the house, it is sure to sell fast. Good luck on the move. Being from Ottawa myself, it is nice to have foodies close by.

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  5. Good luck with the move and the selling of your house. Family should be together. As for the bread...I think bakers deserve to ahve the first hot taste with butter...

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  6. I need to start breadmaking...I'm not that good at it. I mean your loaf, well, the crust looks perfect to me.
    Yes, good luck with your new ventures. A stressful time, but when all is said and done it can be exciting starting something new.

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  7. that's one heck of a loaf of bread, helene--gorgeous!

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  8. What a gorgeous loaf, Helene! Is this the no-knead recipe?

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  9. Good luck with selling your house. The bread looks great, I have two whole wheat loaves rising right now.

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  10. Home is always where your family is. We never had a chance to go to Fairburn Farms for their cooking courses but who knows where our paths might cross. You can stop off at my place with some of this bread on your drive back East to your new home...wink...

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  11. Perfect bread.

    I bought that book last year and have yet to open it.

    I think maybe it's time.

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  12. Isn't it a great book? I can't believe I'm serving artisan bread every night now. I've only made the first recipe, though. I need to move on to some new doughs.

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  13. Best wishes on selling the home! Wow, fresh bread sounds perfect right now. Gorgeous.

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  14. Beautiful! Don't you just love their cookbook?

    Best of luck in selling your home! When we had our house on the market, I made up a batch of of cookie dough and placed scoops of it in the freezer. When people were coming to look at the house, I slipped a few cookies into the oven to bake just before the showing. Our home always smelled of freshly baked cookies when people came to look!

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  15. Oh, this looks SO good. Out of curiosity, which do you prefer: the No-Knead Bread of this one? My dilemma - I like the texture of the No-Knead bread but I like the flavor of the 5-minute artisan bread. Que pensez-vous?

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  16. Good luck with the move and much success with the sell.

    As always, your baking is outstanding.

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  17. Your bread turned out great! Freshly baked bread with butter is so good!

    Good luck with the move!

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  18. Beautiful loaf! And what a great way to use the time in between cleaning!

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  19. Thanks for all the nice comments. We hope to sell and move at the end of the school year. My son will be graduating in June and we don't want to move before.

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  21. Ton pain est magnifique, tu es une vrai pro!
    J,aimerais en manger une bonne grosse tranche avec du beurre:) Il n'y rien de meilleur:)

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  22. oh that crust looks beautiful helene!!

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  23. Well it looks great; I need to make my own bread again some time soon. Determined to try a sour dough this year.

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  24. the bread truly is so beautiful. check out that crust!

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  25. I"ve started baking this bread on Christmas Day (book was christmas present) and have not stopped. We've since done a pizza party, using the recipe for pizza dough. SO FUN! Everyone made their own.

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  26. You are amazing! My bread doesn't come out nearly this beautiful!
    Wow, you've got so much going on since we've been here last. It feels so good to finally get back to vising our favorite folks. Now I've gotta catch up on how your house sale is!

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  27. So you're heading back east! Welcome back!!! Au moins tu seras plus proche du Quebec maintenant ;)

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  28. That bread looks so good,yum yum! good luck with the move!

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  29. I have this book but have not attempted any recipes yet. You have inspired me to go ahead and try after seeing your beautiful results. Thank you for all your wonderful recipes and beautiful pictures.

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