Our daily bread

Dear Diary,

Adam:  Today was my day to make bread for the family.  

It's an easy job because we use the no-knead method of Jeff Hertzberg and keep the dough stored in the refrigerator until we want to bake some bread or rolls.  I just took this out of the oven and Angelo came to check it out.  He loves bread; it must be his Italian heritage.

"Take the lid off, Adam, so we can see it.  I can already smell it and my mouth is watering!"

I was delighted to see how well it had raised ('oven spring') and how nicely brown and crispy the crust is.  It's a 2 pound loaf.

"Oooo - that looks yummy!"

Now, we need to cool the loaf for several hours before cutting it.  Angelo gets impatient and wants to eat it now.  I have to always explain to him that the bread isn't done baking until it's cool.  Patience, Angelo!

"I've got the knife and I'll run and get the butter!"


  1. Exactly what I would want to do...eat it!

    Love your Blog!

  2. I looked for a recipe immediately yesterday after I saw your photos. I had never heard of no knead bread before. I tried to home bake bread, but I was never content with the results. But this looks great! I'll give it a try.

  3. There's nothing like freshly baked bread. Adam looks quite sharp in his apron.

  4. Now that looks like a very tasty loaf of bread. I like the idea of a no-knead bread! It looks very tasty indeed.

    Sadly gluten free bread just doesn't quite taste the same. :-(

    Angelo sounds like Henry, I am sure he would be impatient as well.

    1. I made a loaf from spelt flour today. It worked! As far as I know, spelt has less gluten and it's better tolerable.
      Thank you for giving me the idea, Angelo's Papa!

    2. Hi Ursula. Wunderbar! No-knead bread has become very popular in the past few years and now you know why. I prefer the Dr Hertzberg version because the dough can be kept in the refrigerator for a fortnight and used as needed. I love spelt, too. Thanks for letting me know that this was a success for you. You'll have home-baked bread whenever you wish. Jesse


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