Beautiful Bread

I’ve tried a variety of ways of making bread at home, but I really don’t get into the whole kneading thing. So I really do enjoy the bread machine my mother gave me for Christmas last year. I’ve made countless loaves of oatmeal bread with this. We eat more homemade bread these days than we do store bought. I’ve perfected an oatmeal recipe that serves us well for sandwich bread and toast.

I love the artisan breads and Boule that you find in the markets today; beautiful crusty shapes with great texture when sliced. Some time ago I stumbled across a a recipe from the New York Times for no need bread. It’s been quite a while since I tried this. Last weekend I visited the farmer’s market with hopes of purchasing a loaf of artisan bread only to discover that the bread lady wasn’t there. So I came home and dug out this recipe and Hannah and I made our own artisan loaf.

beautiful bread

Isn’t it beautiful? Definitely picture worthy. Everyone was eager to taste test this creation.

airy no knead bread

The thing about this bread recipe is that it takes time so you have to plan ahead. Once the dough is mixed, it sits for 12 – 18 hours before it’s baked in a cast iron dutch oven. The problem is, I don’t often anticipate when I’m going to want freshly baked bread. Therefore I don’t see giving up my bread machine any time soon!

This entry was posted in and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.

You might enjoy these other recent posts...

Summer Solstice

On this Summer Solstice, I went in search of Lupins. The tall spired flowers are my favorite thing about June. Seas of purply blossoms fill the landscape, brightening fields, providing … Continue reading

Hummingbird Feeder Cleaning

I hate cleaning my hummingbird feeders, but I do it every weekend. I’ve read it should be done more often, but my time during the week is so limited that … Continue reading


For more than seven years I’ve passed this blueberry field on the way to work. A solitary tree rising above the blueberry barren like a sentinel, creating focus, depth, and … Continue reading

Showing Off Pigeon Hill

My folks made the trip from Pennsylvania for Hannah’s high school graduation. Their visit was short and we didn’t have a lot of free time, but I did my best … Continue reading

Creating Memories

I’m not a foodie and you’ll find more “oops” stories here at Downeast Thunder Farm than you will recipes. In planning for Hannah’s graduation celebration, I found these little graduation … Continue reading

graduation storm trooper masks Graduation!

It’s been a wildly crazy couple of weeks. Watching Hannah wrap up her high school career has been bitter-sweet. Happy for her accomplishments, and sad that this chapter of her … Continue reading