Many of you have probably heard of this new technique for making fresh homemade bread in five minutes a day. I’ve been using it successfully for over a year now, and wanted to share my results with you in case you are thinking about giving it a try…
You will need:
- The book: Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day – it contains your recipe and all the details for pulling this off. I won’t be sharing the recipe here because it isn’t mine to share, but you can read the first chapter for free on Amazon to see if it is something you might want to get. Or visit your local library and reserve a copy.
- Large storage container with loose fitting lid. I think you could use a mixing bowl covered with a plate or aluminum foil. The ones I use are found HERE.
- Baking Stone
Each Sunday, I make up a batch of dough which takes about 5 minutes (no kneading necessary). Then it goes directly into the storage container and into the refrigerator. One batch is enough to do four 1 pound loaves.
It will rise quite a bit and be ready to go within a few hours. You can use it at this point, or you can keep it in the refrigerator for up to 14 days according to the authors. Just be aware that around day 6 the bread begins to have a sourdough flavor, which I personally am not fond of. So we use ours up within the first four days.
Now that you have your dough all ready to go, you can pull off a portion of it and return the rest of the dough to the refrigerator. Form it into a ball and allow to rise. Then bake according to authors instructions and enjoy!
My verdict? Two thumbs up! This bread is a special treat for my family that requires very little effort and is very inexpensive to make. There are dozens of recipes in this book other than the traditional loaf. But this one is so good that I’ve never given the others a try! If you have, please tell us your results in the comments.
I love to combine this homemade bread with my Salad in a Jar and a boiled egg for an easy meal.
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