So after hearing all about this Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a day I figured I might as well buy the book and give it a shot. I will tell you I was more than skeptical about this working. There is a reason that I don’t bake bread, it’s a big time consuming pain. First you have to get the yeast to activate, then you have to let it rise, and punch it down, and let it rise, and then bake it and let it cool and then you can eat it. I just don’t have that kind of patience and normally end up cutting into the bread while its hot and making it look like a mangled mess. So 5 minutes and I would be done I did not believe it. So when the book arrived I immediately read what I needed and started to make the dough as they said. And the dough did come together in 5 minutes no kneading necessary and then it has to sit out on the counter and rise a bit but then you stick it in the fridge and let it sit until you are ready to use it. Then you just pull of a hunk and shape it into a boule and let it rise for 30 minutes and bake. Honest it’s that easy. So while my first loaf was baking, my thoughts again went to skepticism, I bet this bread is going to taste like crap, like cardboard or something, it can’t taste good if it’s made this way. So after my bread cooled (yes I waited) I cut a few slices and gave one to P who was intrigued by this bread that came out of the fridge. And let me tell you……It was good! Like really good, I was in shock. So I slathered some homemade lemon curd and blueberry preserves on it and was in heaven! Now I can’t share the recipe for the bread because that is the whole reason for the book so I would suggest you get it and my next bread to make is the brioche.
See I told you it was good!