Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day
My friend Sheri over at Pork Cracklins emailed me with a great idea: She received a book as a gift called Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, and asked if I wanted to bake it together (long-distance) as a project. Fun! I knew I was "in" as soon as she suggested it.
She chose the European Peasant Bread for us to begin with. I liked that idea too, because it has a little bit of rye and whole wheat flours in it.
The method really is as easy as the title implies. You pre-mix and refrigerate enough dough for 4 smallish loaves of bread. On the day you want to bake, you pull off a hunk, form a rough boule, let it rest, and bake. Voila. Fresh bread.
For more hints, suggestions and fun reading, check out the authors' blog at www.artisanbreadinfive.com