Friday, May 29, 2009

Quick and Easy Bento

Kidlet has a fairly simply bento today. I wanted to showcase the amazingness of my very first loaf of homemade bread. So he gets a peanut butter sandwich with star cheese, grapes, apple bunny, and apple slice. I think I will do a decorative apple slice tutorial some time next week.

And here it is in all it's delicious glory. This is the 100% Whole Wheat sandwich bread from Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day. Now, this took me all day to make so the name of the book is misleading. They count the 5 minutes as "active" prep. Well, granted it was very fast dough to whip up and so simple. But with the resting and rising and such it does take up a day. The only reason it suprised me is that I have been hearing about this book from other bloggers for so long that I had this picture in my head of them whipping up bread and having it piping hot and on the table in just 5 minutes. Silly, I know but the reality shocked me nonetheless.

I have waited for this book for a long time because my library had a hefty waiting list and I prefer to check out a book before buying it. This is definately on my buy list now! There are a lot of recipes I will enjoy trying out.


  1. Oh yes..the resting time is lengthy. But the bread is delicious. Try the oat bread..yum..and all of the "whole grain" breads are great!

  2. I've heard a lot of good things about that book...I'll have to make a trip to the library for it.


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