The apprentice to the bread baker’s apprentice

I’ve been interested in learning how to bake bread for some time, but never got beyond the simple no yeast, no kneading recipes. Sarah has been reading a lot of food blogs and dabbling with baking lately, so she came over this past weekend to hang out for a bit and give me a bread baking lesson.  We tackled two recipes that resulted in four perfectly baked loaves – it was a success!

One of the recipes was for whole wheat potato bread using a recipe Sarah found on a food blog a while back.  It turned out great! Tasty, moist, and evenly baked, with small chunks of potato scattered throughout the loaf.  The other recipe was for anadama bread from a book Sarah owns called the Bread Baker’s Apprentice.  The dough was quite sticky and took some time to knead, but in the end we had success again with two delicious loaves.

So, now I can consider myself to be the apprentice to the bread baker’s apprentice  :)  Thanks, Sarah!

Sarah with the anadama bread (left) and whole wheat potato bread (right)

Sarah with the anadama bread (left) and whole wheat potato bread (right)

3 thoughts on “The apprentice to the bread baker’s apprentice

  1. I’ll have to check out that book! I would totally recommend a bread machine for the dough cycle, makes life easier, thought it might be considered cheating.

  2. yum…. I wish I had a taste right NOW!!! It is so nice that you took the time to post this photo and note… hugs Angela Render

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