Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bread Baker’s Apprentice: CHALLENGE #15 Italian Bread

Last one until late August or early September! I promise! :)
Here is my try with the Italian Bread recipe from the Bread Baker's Apprentice book. This is the 15th recipe and it puts me ahead until I return from our vacation. YEHA!
It has been so cool here that today I wanted to bake instead of kicking up the furnace. Suppose to be another cold one tonight.

This is a very tasty bread. SO VERY GOOD. I will most definitely be making this again.
UM, DO I SEE AN "S"? LOL!
SO very good! Trust me!
This has been so much fun!


25 comments:

  1. This looks delicious. How big are the loaves?

    Helene

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  2. Helene,
    Thanks, the dough made nine 4 ounce pieces. They are comparable to huge hamburg rolls. :)
    Susie

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  3. LOL Susie, you're supposed to be on vacation! Put the bread book down and go have fun!

    Those Italian rolls look divine. When I was leafing through the book, the Italian bread was one of the ones I looked forward to the most. Can't wait to make it.

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  4. OMG you baked so far ahead! Will you come bake the rest of my loaves? I'm tired of kneading!

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  5. Could ya send some of that cool weather out this way? It was 88 degrees inside the house today, so no baking was allowed! I couldn't even make the jam I'd planned, too hot to turn the stove on at all.

    Have a super wonderful trip across the coutry as you head out my way. Happy trails!

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  6. Janice,
    Would love to send the cool weather to you. It is only 47 here right now.
    Thanks, it is exciting to be able to go on a trip like this. :)
    Susie

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  7. Mags,
    I'm not on vacation until Aug 1st. :)
    OK, OK, I'll put the bread down. LOL. I really would like to bake again though as it is very cool in here. HE HE HE!
    Thanks for liking my bread.
    Catch ya later,
    Susie

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  8. Maris,
    Thanks! :)
    UM, I don't knead. I use a bread machine. I have a spare. :)
    Have fun,
    Susie

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  9. Susie, I love the idea of making sandwich rolls from the Italian bread. You are so far ahead. Glad you can enjoy your vacation. Where are you going?

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  10. MustangTerri,
    Thanks! :)
    We are leaving on the Harley Aug 1st for the month to CA from here in northern NY and then back home. :) It will be an awesome adventure. :)
    Susie

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  11. I love your breads! I want one please

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  12. Karine,
    Thanks! I don't have anymore but could bake you some. :)
    Susie

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  13. I'm so glad you have blazed the trail for us! You have been baking like crazy! Excellent job! Gorgeous bread.

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  14. The Missing Piece,
    Thanks! It was fun. Can't wait to get back at it in Sept. :)
    Susie

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  15. You inspire me! These look delicious - crusty yet soft in the middle.

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  16. Madam Chow,
    Thanks! :)
    Exactly, they were crusty yet soft. I will be making these again for sure.
    HAVE FUN,
    Susie

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  17. You already did your Italian bread. I'm amaze. They look so good. Can't wait to make this one.

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  18. Hi Helene,
    Thanks! Yup, I'm caught up through Sept 1st. :)
    You will love this recipe.
    Have fun,
    Susie

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  19. Your Italian rolls look very yummy. I can't wait to bake the next four recipes as I already have sweet bread fatigue and want to try the salty crusty breads.:)

    Have the most awesome vacation and see you in September.:)

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  20. Oggi,
    :) Thanks! We are excited about going. :)
    You will love the next four.
    Susie

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  21. YOur rolls look amazing. Once again, I can't wait to get to this.

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  22. pinkstripes, :)
    Thanks, I loved this recipe and can't wait to bake it again.
    Have fun,
    Susie

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  23. Looks fabulous! I love Italian bread, but you are way ahead of me in the challenge lol

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  24. Thanks Amanda. I don't consider anyone ahead or behind because the object is to go in order and finish the book. :)
    Have fun,
    Susie

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  25. Whew, finally caught up with reading all of your bread posts! =) I hope that you're enjoying your vacation. I like how you made rolls for this recipe. I've made PR's Italian bread several times, but just as loaves.

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