Artisan Bread Update

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Artisan Bread Update

This post is by Bernie Carr,

I posted about making homemade bread a few days ago.  The recipe indicated the dough can be kept in the refrigerator and used to make subsequent loaves.  I wasn’t so sure how it would turn out so I am writing an update.

I stored the dough in the same bowl I mixed it in, covered by a sheet of aluminum foil in the refrigerator.   The 2nd time I made it, I tore another grapefruit size piece of dough, mixed it with flour and baked it in the same matter.  The second batch was exactly the same as the first batch.  It had a nice crust, and soft in the middle.  There was no difference in taste or texture.

The third time I made it was about 3 days later.  The dough felt less moist than before, and therefore needed less flour to be added.  I wanted to use up the dough and made a larger sized loaf.  Because it was a larger piece of dough, it also took about 45 minutes to cook all the way through instead of the usual 30 minutes.  I could tell because the dough looked moist in the middle when I cut it in half, so I let it cook a few more minutes.   After the longer cooking time, I sliced the bread as usual, served it with spaghetti.   Everyone liked it.

Verdict:  The subsequent artisan bread loaves tasted as good as the first batch.

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  1. I had the day off yesterday and used it to make this recipe and also to make home made yogurt. Both turned out well. I’ve made a lot of bread, lately I’ve been using my breadmachine to make up for my busy schedule and have even gotten my son to make some loaves. I would rate the above bread as pretty easy to make and also a great soup/dinner bread.

    The yogurt also came out well. I made a half gallon, put it in a glass jar and set it in a pre-heated 2 gallon thermos, then I stuck it behind the wood stove. My picky child did a taste test today and liked the yogurt mixed with blueberry jam the best. Easier then I would have thought.

    1. Glad the bread turned out well , countrygirl. My next project is the yogurt as well! I will post pictures, I hope it turns out as well as yours did.

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