Brr ! It's cold outside. Our outside thermometer reads minus -2 and there is almost 10 inches of snow on the ground, but the sun is shining brightly. It's a good day for staying indoors and sewing and baking. I love to heat up the house with good smells coming from the kitchen. How about some homemade bread the easy way
I came across an easy No Knead Crusty Dutch Oven French Bread recipe on the internet and decided to try it. I've put it under the Recipe Tab at top of page. I couldn't believe how well it turned out for such little effort. You mix it up the night before, set it in a big bowl to rise overnight, punch down in the morning, let it rise another hour and bake for 30 mins. in a dutch oven or heavy pan with a lid. Ta-Da
|Right out of a 450 degrees oven|
It was very good. Very crusty outsdie and soft inside with big holes to soak up whatever you desire - butter, jam or the broth from homemade soup. The texture reminded me of sourdough bread, but without the sour flavor. I'll be making this again real soon.
Now on to the sewing room. I'm betting there are a lot of design walls today that have some of these blocks on them. These are the two blocks that make up Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt, Celtic Solstice. I'm putting them together in between working on other things, but wanted to see how they looked.
You can see more design walls over at Patchwork Times.