Don’t let the thoughts of non-reactive yeast and kneading all day stop you from making bread. Your homemade baking dreams can start with a book and four ingredients. The book is called, “Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day” by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois and the ingredients are; flour, yeast, water and salt.
Jeff and Zoe have figured out the correct ratio of ingredients to create dough that needs no supervision and very little effort to shape a loaf. In the book, they start with a master recipe that spells out their technique and then builds on this foundation to create tasty offerings like pumpernickel bread and bagels. They also have a section that covers enriched breads and pastries including a recipe for buttermilk bread which is great for making homemade hot dog and hamburger buns! Beyond the benefits of controlling all the ingredients and creating your own bread, it is cost effective. A one pound loaf of the master bread recipe ingredients will cost 42 cents!
Just think about spreading butter over a warm slice of homemade bread. It really is one of the simple pleasures in life. Watch the butter as it rolls over the surface searching for air pockets to fill. The first bite delivers a combination of crunchy crust, chewy center, and a little pool of butter on the side of your mouth. Yum!
The recipes in this book deliver time and money savings and fills your belly with homemade goodness.