Monday, September 22, 2008
artisan bread in 5 min a day
This is an excellent book. I was skeptical, but thought, heck, I will try it. it was terrific...the family loved it!
What you do is...make a master dough recipe (and there are a few types to chose from).
Some of the recipes can make anything, bread, pizza and even donuts.
Each master recipe makes 4 loafs. You can double triple etc. You mix the dough NO KNEADING, just easy mix and let it rest on the counter for 2-5 hours. Put it in the frige for 3 hours or up to two weeks! Anytime you want to make bread, etc...you get it out, cloak it with flour (dust the top) and cut off a piece. throw the rest back in the frige, and the piece you cut off, shape and let proof (for bread) for 40 min orrrr if its pizza, just shape, top and bake.
As you can see, it takes more than 5 min some days....but you are only physically doing the work for 5 min....the resting time is not a problem....just walk away.
check out their website
My family loves it and I will be making many more doughs from the book. I can't wait to try the calzones, pizza and the cinnamon raisin bread!
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