An afternoon snack


I was at the doctor this afternoon and missed lunch. (Trying to figure out this nasty cough that I have had for four weeks.) Doesn’t this look like a lovely snack on a rainy spring afternoon? Hubby made the bread on Sunday. It is based on an “almost no-knead” bread recipe that Cook’s Illustrated published last year sometime. He has changed it so much though since he originally made it that pretty much the only thing that remains the same is the technique. You make the dough the night before, let it rise all night, knead it about twice, shape and let rise again for a few hours, before baking it in a covered dutch oven that you have preheated in a really hot oven. It is awesome. Crunchy crust, good crumb. Yum. And served with butter and my sister-in-law’s homemade strawberry jam? Even more yummy. And top it off with my favorite coffee (Organic Sumatra Mandheling Gayo Supreme from Coffee by Design in Portland, ME) and it makes the perfect rainy afternoon snack.

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2 Responses

  1. Snack does look delicious. I like the technique you described. Always my complaint with homemade bread is the lack of a nice, crunchy crust. I’ll have to give this a try.

    And, I hope you feel better soon. It’s getting too nice outside to be bothered with a silly cough!

  2. The bread sounds yummy. Glad you enjoy the jam :).

    I hope you are feeling better!

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