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No kidding! It works.... We subscribe to the Mother Earth News magazine (we plant trees, and we hug them) and they have some great articles about all kinds of handy, good to know information.
So we baked a simple bread recipe (it is reeeeallly easy! no kneeding or anything) and it worked and we, well, I was amazed. Cause I have always been kneading and pressing and rising and punching and waiting and slicing.... and on an on and 8 hours later, a loaf of bread.

So these authors broke it down to the simplest ingredients, yeast, flour and water. It makes a wet dough that you keep in the fridge and just pull out what you need for a daily loaf. Set it on a pizza peel (or a floured surface that you can slide it off into the oven) and let it set for about 20 minutes. Preheat the oven for 20 minutes (we have a breadstone and a pan for a cup of water in there with it) and after 20 minutes, add a cup of water to the pan and slide the bread onto the stone. Get this, that's it! 30 minutes later you have a beautifully crusty loaf of fresh bread!

We have not purchased bread this year at all. We bought the book and it has tons of recipes and alterations for things like cinnamon rolls...all from that basic starter dough.

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. It's true.

6 comments:

Shana said...

Wow. That sounds too good to be true! I'm going to check it out on Amazon! Thanks.

Diamondaj said...

I love freshly made bread. I wish I could bake bread, but I fail in the "baking" department. Hot bread with butter..yummm! Okay, now I'm hungry..lol

Little Gray Pixel said...

This is too perfect. Husband was JUST talking about baking our own bread today. I didn't think it could be so simple.

alwaysadorable said...

Oh! My mom found this recipes as well and sent it to me! I haven't tried it yet, but sure sounds like I have been wasting my time not getting my rear in gear with no-kneed bread! Whohoo!

littlepapoose said...

nummy!! i love fresh bread. thanks for the tip!! ;)

Kelle said...

Wow, I'm going to have to check into that!