It’s been a week since my last library visit, which means my binge of Mother Earth News must go back today. So I did a quick skim of the last two.
Back up a bit…..one of my friends has been discussing this book about baking bread. Artisian Bread in Five Minutes a Day I was telling her about my little tried and true no-knead Patio Bread recipe.
Well, I flipped open this MEN, and guess what? There’s an ARTICLE about the book, and RECIPES. So now I don’t have to wait for Amazon to get around to delivering it, I can try the bread right now. Considering our family’s current concerns about eating more healthfully, yet being able to stay within our budget, this bread plan seems ideal.
In short, you mix up enough dough for a week or so, and keep it in the fridge. It’s a wet dough, so you don’t knead it at all. Since it is slow rise, you don’t use as much expensive yeast, either. When you want bread, you pull out a loaf worth, sit it on the counter for awhile, then stick it in the oven. Voila!
I’m trying the wheat sandwich bread, cause that is our big pricy bread right now. Nice bread with flax and other stuff in it costs a good $3 a loaf that doesn’t last us more than 2 days. Yikers.
Had any experience with this book? Have a fav bread recipe of your own?