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Monday, March 16, 2009

Paper bag book and mmmmmmmm

Here's another item I made using a tutorial I found on the internet ( ....look under 'my tutorials' for a post entitled 'Piano Hinge Paper Bag Book Tutorial'). This little book uses paper lunch bags for the signatures. My cover is made from a piece of scrapbook paper and some bits of metal I stitched on. The original tutorial called for using either skewers or pencils in the spine; the skewers I have were too short, so I substituted heavy copper wire. I have no idea what I'll do with now, but it was fun to make! And, feast your eyes on this wonderful smelling (AND tasting!!) loaf of artisan bread Jack made over the weekend......
The recipe came from this book:

No kneading, no waiting, other than putting the dough in the fridge overnight!! The master recipe makes four loaves and keeps up to two weeks in the fridge, so you can bake one every couple of days. There are all kinds of different breads, including pastries, flatbreads, and pizzas. Methinks I'm about to put on some weight if I'm not careful!
Book specs: 'Artisan Bread in Five Minutes A Day', by Jeff Hertzbert and Zoe Francois , published by St. Martin's Press, c2007, ISBN-13:978-0-312-36291-1


  1. I can smell it from here.

  2. Maybe I should address this right to Jack as you probably would not let him go. A man that can make bread is certainly welcome in Florida. What else does he cook? Maybe you can send him on down.



  3. Lovely bread...remind me to get the recipe from you OK?

  4. Anonymous10:23 AM

    Love your paperbag book.
    Perhaps Jack will be baking when we next have our meeting at your house??? hmmmmm????
    Mrs Noofy

  5. I like the wire spine very much. Perhaps do more metal work in it? Keep notes for extreme experimentation? It's perf! As the blog prompt for this comment says: "exqzle"!


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