I’ve read a lot of blogs lately that are loving the book “Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day” and since we are always looking for good, easy bread so we had to check it out. This is the bread I made for dinner tonight and there is dough for 3 more loaves in my refrigerator.
To top it all off, it tasted great and the kids ate it happily – so it passed all the important tests. Can you tell I’m excited?
Now, in all honesty, its not really five minutes a day. It still has to rest for 40 minutes and bake for about 30, but the hands on time is actually pretty close to the promised five minutes. Even the beginning part where you mix the flour, salt, water and yeast takes a couple of minutes in a stand mixer. Basically, the authors figured out how to make a really wet dough that will keep well in your refrigerator and still produce the crusty outside/soft inside loaves of bread you see in fancy bakeries.
You can use the master dough recipe for a host of different types of bread and there are several different master types, including enriched sweet breads (my favorite), so the book has enough variety to keep it interesting. I can’t wait to try the brioche!