Thursday, 14 May 2009

European Peasant Bread and 2 Violin songs


One thing I love about Artisian Bread in Five Minutes a Day book is that, it is so easy to make the bread, there is no kneading at all. Just mix evrything and keep in the fridge, take them out when you want to mbake them, just roll into their shapes and you end up with beautiful and delicous breads.




The charming music of Rabindranath Tagore, named Jharo Jharo on violin....performed by hubby




Jhumna performes in violin by my daughter, now you all know from were she gets her Talent, not from me but from hubby dear :-)



Makes four 1 pound loaves. The recipe is easily doubled or halved.
3 cups lukewarm water
1 1/2 tbsp yeast
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup rye flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
5 1/2 cups unleached whole purpose flour ( I used splet)
Cornnmeal for the pizza peel '( used normal flour)


1. Mixing and storing the dough : Mix the yeast and salt with watr in a 5 guater, or a lidded ( not airtight) food container.

2. Mix the remianing dry indriedients without kneading, usinf a spoon, a 14 - cup capacity food processor ( with dough attachment), or a heavy duty stand mixer ( with dough hook).
If you are not using a machine, you may nee to use wet hands to incorporate the last bit of flour.

3. Cover ( not airtight) I used plastic foil to coer the bowl . and allow to rest at room temperatire untill the dough risses and collapse ( or flattens on top), approximatley 2 hours.

4. The dough can be used immediately after the initial rise, though it is easier to handle when cold. Regrigerate in a lidded ( not air tight ) container ( iused huge glass bowl and covered with plastic foil, and use over the next 14 days.

5 On the baking day, dust the surface of the regrigerated dough with flour and cutt off a 1 pound piece.
Dust with more flour and quickly shape it into a ball by stretching the surface of the dough around to the bottom on all four sides, rotating the ball a quater tuen as you go.
Allow to rest and rise on a cornmeal covered peel for 40 minutes.

6. Twenty minutes before baking time, prehaet the oven to 450°F, with a baking stone placed on the middle rack. Place an empty broiler tray on any other shelf that won't inter frere with the rising bread.

I didn't do the step 6 as i don't have a stone, I preheated the oven and just baked the bread in oven.

7. Sprinkle the loaf liberally with flour and shash a cross, or tic tac toe patter onto the top, using a serated knife.

8. Slide the loaf directly onto the hot ston. Pour 1 cup of hot tap water into the brolier tray and quicly close the oven door.
Bake for about 35 minutes or untill the top crust is deeply browned and very firm.

Agian I didn't do the step 8 as i wrote above just baked the bread in a preheated oven.

9. Allow to cool before slicing and enjoying them.

I halved the ingridient list and made 1 big bread than small ones. And baked them for 50 minutes in 200°c


My Devilishly smiling and Winking bread ;-)

Sending to which is hosted this month at Tangerine's Kitchen a event founded by Zorra , for passionate and to-be bread bakers.


Delicious Slices of bread.

85 comments:

Priyameena said...

Wow !!What a cool idea of making bread without kneading!! Both your daughter and your hubby performance was wonderful..

Priya said...

Woww thats a soothing violin songs, hats off to both ur hubby and ur daughter, am hearing again n again, just enjoying..

Peasant bread looks amazing, wat a gorgeous bread with healthy stuffs together!

Arundathi said...

What a beautiful looking bread!! Looks crusty and delicious.

Karthika said...

Wow....simply wow....Pls tell your husband that he is an amazing musician.

- Karthika

Helene said...

I love this bread. Yours came out beautiful. To answer your comment, you cook the rhubard before you freeze it. I did in small Mason jars.

Parita said...

OMG ur hubby and ur daughter both are extremely talented...CLAP CLAP three cheers to them :)

Bread looks wonderful..beautifully risen :)

Cham said...

Wow, Amazing both have an excellent talent, I love R.Tagore very smoothing....Bravo!
U did a great job with bread, looks absolutely perfect!

Angie's Recipes said...

This is totally cool ! And so is your artisan bread!

AnuSriram said...

Your husband and daughter, they both play the violin so nice.. it was pleasing my ears.. Gr8! Ur daughter is very creative and artistic! My best wishes to her...
Wow.. thats a nice recipe! No knead is interesting! Can u suggest me a basic bread recipe to try.. I'm looking for one! Never baked bread at home before..

Bong Mom said...

haven't heard the recitals, dying to go home and do so. I am so excited that your hubby did a Tagore :)
Your daughter is so graceful and pretty

You are a hugely talented family I must say.

What I blabbered and said nothing about the bread :), great one as usual

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Oh amazing Violin players at home... just splendid no words to explain... not to forget the bread here, it looks soft and fluffy...

Swapna said...

Wow...your husband and daughter both are extremely talented!!!

Absolutely perfect and beautiful bread!!!!

Vani said...

Both your hubby and daughter play beautifully, HC!

meeso said...

Great video's, thanks for sharing!

indosungod said...

Fabulous musicians both of them and you dear are an amazing cook.
This bread looks so good.

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Mmmm that looks so good! I think I'm gonna start making mine big like yours. I always measure out 1 pound of dough like the recipe says. But I'm sick of the puney, little loaves!

Pooja said...

Wow what a music HC....Bread is looking perfect too..

Vrinda said...

Wow..u made bread making easy..i hate kneading...looks pefect like store bought..

Juliana said...

Wow, love bread...you make it sound so easy...I always use bread machine, but after seeing your post I'll try your recipe. I can eat just like that...yummie. You have nice pictures.

Irene said...

The music is just gorgeous, beautiful! Your family is so so talented!

Gloria said...

I love this bread, I love Tagore and I love the music ,sooo nice!!! xxxGloria

Uma said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful treat for both tummy and ears. Enjoyed watching the amazing performances of your hubby and daughter. Like father like daughter. Great talent.

Bread looks so gorgeous and perfect. Yummy slices of bread :)

Laavanya said...

Great performances by both :)

That bread looks just perfect.. i can't wait to try it some day.

Varsha Vipins said...

Oh..Kudos to ur hubby n daughter..So great..:)
n the bread is really yummy..:)

sowmya said...

bread looks really good..your daughter is really talented..

LG said...

It was pleasent to hear to Violin played by your loved ones. That winking and smiling bread looks soo good.

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

I keep hearing such great things about this bread. It sounds so easy... I don't know what's taking me so long to give it a try!

They both play wonderfully! I always wanted to learn the violin....

Ashwini said...

wow just loved hearing both the performances. Too good and very soothing to hear.
Bread looks awesome and healthy.

Prathibha said...

Lovely bread..It looks perfect...

Prathibha said...

THe performance is so wonderful by your husband n daughter

Rachel said...

A very talented family!!!

And I was awaiting your entry and thanks so much HC!

Deborah said...

What a beautiful bread! Makes me want to make a loaf!

burpandslurp said...

AWESOME! I feel like going on a picnic now, with a huge loaf of that under my arms and some good slabs of cheese!

Varunavi said...

Great yaar u have a very talented daughter and hubby.I loved both the songs.God bless ur daughter :)

jayasree said...

the no-knead bread interests me. I am yet to try. Bread looks gorgeous.

Wonderful performance by your hubby and daughter. S has indeed got music in her genes.

5 Star Foodie said...

Thank you for sharing the violin videos - wonderful! The bread is gorgeous!

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Lena Rashmin Raj said...

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Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Bravo to Shyama and Hans! I understand that you are proud of them and althought you say you do not have musical talents, don't forget you are their inspiration!!!

Akal's Saappadu said...

Loud applause for your hubby dear and your pretty daughter, heart-robbing performance , enjoyed the music, thank you for that private concert, and love the artisan bread and the combination of the flours, it has come out good :)

sra said...

LOL @ devilishly smiling and winking bread - it does look like Cyclops now that you mention it! Will watch the videos at leisure, slow to load.

Meera said...

Wow!! Really amazing performances by father and daughter.

bread looks perfect.

Chitra said...

cool music by ur hubby and doter:)wonderful..bread looks simply superb!!

mandira said...

now im in awe of u... first u make fabulous bread... n then u display ur v talented family!!

Elra said...

WOW, such a talent! I always dream that I can play music...

Bread looks delicious, and the step by step photos are always help.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Jeena said...

Wow such a talented family! Music is great for relaxing and for your kids to learn too - good on you!

I think you are fantastic at baking bread, crispy crust and fluffy soft centres I love all of your breads - you are a great baker. :-)

Renuka said...

Wow...nice songs..i used to play violin once... The bread looks yummy...

delhibelle said...

what a talented family and love your devilish, winking bread:)

♥Rosie♥ said...

H.C. WOW what magnificent bread - I just adore the smell of freshly baked bread.

Beautiful violin songs too...

Rosie x

anudivya said...

Wow! They are two talented and gifted people. Do you play the violin too?
Bread looks gorgous.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Love the music and the Devilishly smiling and Winking bread ;-) I always enjoy those 'accidents' of baking.
Thanks so much for the music. My mom played the violin and I do enjoy.

Lisa said...

Baked to perfection. I can just imagine how wonderful your kitchen smelled!

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Wow, that bread looks crunchy and cool. They are extremely talented.

TBC said...

Both your husband and daughter play so well, HC! I really enjoyed both clips.:)

DEESHA said...

nice performances .. yu must be soo proud ..

n33ma said...

Deveilish and smiling bread lol......
talented family I must say.

Radha Ramaswamy said...

very nice.Ihave to try it.

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notyet100 said...

bread looks so yum,..;-)nd the performance is awesome,..;-)

Soma said...

WOW!! The music was just so good, I have no words to describe. i am a bengali & I am so glad to hear a Tagore. Your hubby is just too good & so is your daughter.. so elegant too. Thank you so much for sharing. my little girl just sat here listening to them.. stunned & she said WOW!

The bread looks great.

Sireesha said...

WOW Superb music HC...Bread looks perfect and divine...

pigpigscorner said...

Talented family. And what an evil looking bread! Looks great to me ;-P

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Lucky to have a Hubby and girl like this!! Very talented,All the Best!!


Bread looks perfect as usual!!

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

Delicious all the way F...I lobe it. Beautiful pictures too! YAY that you've joined the club too! xoxoxo

Cakelaw said...

What a handsome loaf Happy Cook - and a talented family all.

My comfort food network said...

Father/daughter performances where just too good. It was the first thing I listened to in the morning and the music lingered the whole day.

Love the bread. It looks easy, hopefully when I make this, mine will rise as yours.

Maria♥ said...

That bread looks so delish!!

Your hubby and daughter play beautifully.

Maria
x

veena said...

Wow ...Da Bread looks awesome..must try recipe ..Violin songs are simply great ..simply great work

pixen said...

Hello... did you go to CONCOURS REINE ELISABETH for Violin?

I wished I could play violin :-) Never had the chance to learn at early age.

pixen said...

oooo I must try this bread recipe. I got a Kenwood machine and when I tried to knead bread, it looked like the jumping and shaking too much LOL that made me scared it will go kaboom. Thought of getting Kitchen Aid but I'd seen one guy from a cooking & travel show using it to knead bread/dough and the machine's head shook as well.

Your recipe is a keeper and KIV. I will try making it. Thank you for sharing.

pixen said...

BTW... the baking temperature is 450 ºC? Which brand of oven you owned? Mine is only up to 240 º C. Then I have to divide dough into smaller portions. How much do I need to weigh for smaller loaves? Thank you in advance.

Coffee and Vanilla said...

That is great recipe, so easy, I will be trying it out shortly.
I made some bread today as well, but from ready mix.... got it to test from one company, it was best bread I ate in a long time.

Vibaas said...

Wow at both the videos. Very nice! My toddler who never stays still for more than 10 seconds, stood and listened them both completely :) He looked mesmerized :)

The bread looks great too.

Divya Vikram said...

Lovely food and lovely music!

Happy cook said...

Pixen a typping mistakes, hae corrected them, it is 450° F.

Thankyou all for you wonderful comments about the video, will show them to hubby and daughter :-)

sunita said...

Gorgeous bread, but the recitals were even better...Shyama has become such a pretty young lady :-)

marriedtoadesi.com said...

Your bread looks fantastic!!!!!

Peter M said...

I enjoyed listening to both your daughter and husband...pass on my complements.

As for the bread, I'm a ABin5 convert and now I only bake my own bread...nothing store bought anymore. Bravo!

Srivalli said...

F thats an awesome performance...both Hans and Shyama were too good...convey my thanks to them for playing it for us...and your bread looks too tempting!..great job..

Sharmila said...

Wonderful piece of music HC! I have never heard a Tagore on a violin before ... sounds really wonderful! Btw who was on the piano ? .. and I guess it was not a tabla that I heard .. what is it?
Your daughter plays beautifully too! And love you bread. :-)

Madhuram said...

I also bought this book from Amazon after reading the raving reviews but have not tried anything yet. It's good to know that it truly works. The bread really looks like an authentic artisan bread.

Very soulful performance by your hubby and daughter.

bee said...

great food and fantastic music. what else can one ask for!!!

-jai

Aparna said...

I liked you "devilish" bread very much. Now I know I did the right thing by buying Artisan Bread in % minutes. :)

And your husband and daughter on the violin was very moving. They're indeed gifted. Please convey our appreciation to them both.

Happy cook said...

Thankyou all for the wonderful comments.

Doloncookbook said...

Great idea of making bread without kneading ...
What a talented family . Both your daughter and your hubby performance was great.. Your daughter is verry pretty & talented . Keep it up.