Thursday, March 19, 2009

5-minute bread photos

Here I just dumped the flour into the container that I store the dough in - on top of the water, salt and yeast that was already lightly mixed.

This is what the dough looks like after hand-mixing with a wooden spoon for a couple of minutes.

After chilling, I pull a 1lb size hunk off the main dough, quickly form it into a ball and leave it to rest for 40 minutes on a pizza peel sprinkled with cornmeal. This is after the 'rest' and after I sliced the top before baking.

Beautiful baked bread is ready in about 30 minutes.

I can never get over how crispy the outside is while the inside stays moist and delicious!

Making bread using the '5-minute' method is so simple and so delicious! And the variations are are some photos of the focaccia I made. I basically did the same thing as above but I flattened the dough a little after shaping. Then I spread out some lightly sauteed onions, rosemary, coarse salt, cracked pepper and olive oil on top. Bake (without a stone) and Voila! Focacia!

Before baking...

...and after. Enjoy!


JES said...

That's beautiful! So you don't have to knead it? I'm going to try that.

sgtiger said...

I can almost smell the bread. Looks good.