Every couple of weeks, I look through the list of best-selling books on Amazon. #85 overall, and one of the highest-ranking right now in cookbooks, is Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day:
Got it. Well, I borrowed it from the library.
The whole “five minutes a day thing” is a bit of a misnomer. When you make the first batch, you have much more time invested in measuring and combining the ingredients, then letting it rise. The next day when you can start using it, you still need to let it rise on a board for a while before setting it in the oven. And it bakes for – depending on what you’re making – 20 or 30 minutes.
This was my first little free form loaf of bread and it was really good!
One night we were having some chicken and pasta, so I added dried herbs to the dough I prepared, and that was nice too. It’s so convenient to have dough ready to do whatever with each night… Might keep this going.