It all started with a search for good dark rye bread. When none of the local bakeries came through, I turned on the oven. A hundred loaves and seven cookbooks later and I can make something that's tasty, but I've never been able to get that thick crust ... until this book.
This is one of those books where you find a good thing and stick with it. Most are a variation of the basic bread recipe. After the first loaf I got excited so I've been cranking out a loaf a day since I got it. I've made about half the recipes and have yet to be disappointed. The most satisfying part is how simple it is ... flour yeast salt and water mixed the night before. Then it bakes the next day while I'm cooking dinner.
Every busy bread baker should have a no-knead recipe in their recipe collection. Jim's recipes have been right on. A friend told me about the no-knead method a year ago and I have had fresh baked bread fresh from my oven ever since.
The potato and the onion pizza recipes from My Bread are new favorites in our house. I'm still working on getting the no-knead bread just right which makes me like the recipes I've tried from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day better for ease and convenience.