Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

I whipped up a batch of Artisan Bread dough the other day. I have never made it before. I made my first loaf last night and it was so easy. I wish I had been doing this a long time ago. It really does only take about 5 minutes. If you aren't aware of Artisan 5 minutes a Day Bread Mother Earth wrote a great article about it here.

With this Artisan bread you can mix up a large batch of dough, let it sit for 2 hours, pull off a chunk and shape it into a loaf and bake it. There is no kneading required. Then just refrigerate the remaining dough for up to 2 weeks. Whenever you are hungry for a fresh loaf of homemade bread pull off another chunk of dough, let it rise and bake. It's that easy.

Here is the dough in the container I keep it in.The loaf as it is rising.The finished bread. Ummmm.Here is the basic recipe. This makes (4) 1 pound loaves.
3 Cups water
1 1/2 Tablespoons yeast
1 1/2 Tablespoons salt
6 1/2 Cups flour

You can read more about how to make the bread here. Or check the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes blog which has lots of awesome recipes.

Linked to Works for Me Wednesday at We are That Family.


  1. Thanks for visiting my blog, Teaching money to kids. I love this idea for the five minute bread. I have just started experimenting with bread. I made my first loaf, last week! And this recipe looks so much easier. Have you every tried it with whole wheat flour? I know it changes the texure, etc. so I wasn't sure how it would turn out. Also, how long do you have to let it rise after you pull it out of the fridge?
    Thanks again

  2. I have not tried it with whole wheat flour. I know the basic recipe calls for white. I let it rise this time for about 30 minutes. I think I read you could let it rise anywhere from 30-60 minutes.

    Thanks for stopping by!