Saturday, October 23, 2010

Le Pain De Josée~

Not DiStasio this time:)

I have a few Josée DiStasio posts ready but this is from this Josée~

I love no knead breads when my machine is not w/ me.. Many kinds..Cooks Illustrated.. 5 Minute Artisan Bread..but this one is super duper easy..

Click here for a printable version.

Le Pain De Josée~
6 1/2 cups flour
3 cups tepid water
1 1/2 tbsps bread machine fast acting yeast
1 1/2 tbsps of fine table salt..
some additional flour

In a 16 cup mixing bowl..mix dry ingredients and then add water.. mix until combined then take your hand and circumference the bowl and dough 40 will be sticky:)

Cover w/ cling and set aside ap 2 hrs at 72 degrees F..

This will make 4 baguettes..
I took 1/4 of the dough..shaped it w/ out working it a she recommends.. slashed it.. and sprinkled w/ flour..and covered it w/ a cloth left to rise 40 mins..

For 30 mins preheat your oven to 450.. add a pan of water and have your spray bottle ready:)After the 30 mins..spray the oven..and set your shaped loaf in.. Bake for 25 minutes..and there you have it..

I place my bread on cornmeal on a bread paddle and slide it on a baking stone in my oven..

I have 3 more loaves to go..How fun is that?

Thank you so much Josée~

You may remember my recent post re her Red pepper Jelly that is now one of my daughter's favorites♥

With a little cheese or pâté..they go together like a horse and carriage..
Anyone who has ever been afraid of making bread.. should try this..You will never be afraid again.:)

Have a lovely Weekend~


  1. I am not a big bread baker... like you said, I am a little fearful. But this sounds so easy and beautiful.
    I'll be trying this when I make a big pot of soup this week.
    Beautiful photos!!!!
    I love my stops here, you inspire me.

  2. This is a beautiful post! and so is the bread :)

  3. I am definitely not a baker like my mother was. I grew up with freshly baked bread every day.

    This recipe sounds perfect for me because it's easy. I would love to have one of those baguettes right now.

  4. This looks like a wonderful recipe Monique!
    Thank you!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend too!

  5. Your bread looks rustic, beautiful and delicious, Monique! Do you refrigerate the remainder of the dough until you make the next baguette? The ingredients sound much the similar to the A in 5 master recipe with the addition of kneading. I will try it!

  6. Yes you refrigerate the rest and it re~rises:) Right now our cold room is it's there..I have 2 loaves left.I think I like this recipe so much:)

    Let me know Susan..I know you love trying new breads too..
    I wonder if substituting a bit of the water w/ beer would give it a sourdough taste?

    Like the Cook's one..Next step I guess..

    Going to shape one now for dinner for J tonight..

  7. you just make everything so darn special~

  8. Beautiful loaf, M! Now that it's cooling down, I'm much more in the mood to make bread. I'm looking forward to giving this one a try! Gorgeous!

  9. Monique, I have a new resolution for this year... bake bread before the year runs out!

  10. I love making bread...
    experimenting with whole grains these days, healthy.
    Will try this one.
    Sweet little Max on sidebar...and Ollie in the leaves? already!
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  11. the recipe sounds lovely!
    btw, I'm also loving the "star dust" falling from the cursor "D

  12. Monique, that bread looks fabulous!! I am such a terrible bread maker. Just the thought of it gives me the heebie jeebies! xxoo

  13. J'aime bien le pain de '5 min. Artisan Bread' mais j'avous que celui ci a l'air très bon. Je ne l'ai pass essayé encore.

  14. I've just printed this lovely recipe to bake this week. I love baking we are all big bread eaters in this family. Hubby doesn't consider a meal a true meal, unless fresh bread is served! ;) It is a good thing I like to bake! Thanks for this one Monique. Have a wonderful Sunday.

  15. You're always welcome..and I thank all of you.

  16. I have to try this! I'm always afraid of making breads, mine always turn out a bit stodgy.

  17. It is hard to believe this is not a kneading bread? It looks delicious...I wish you and your machine lived close by...I'm hopeless at baking bread, but I LOVE homebaked bread!
    PS: I love playing with my mouse all over the screen when I visit little magic wand gives me great pleasure...hie hie.

  18. Bonjour Monique, merci beaucoup pour ce charmant clin d'oeil c'est très gentil à toi.
    Je suis bien contente que le pain t'ai plu et tu l'as très bien réussis, mais ça je n'en doutais même pas, tu pourrais m'en apprendre beaucoup sur la cuisine.

    Je te souhaite une belle journée.

  19. Oh non...Tu m'en apprendrais..en arts aussi:) Thank you..I hope you all give it a 40 hand shake:)