Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day – Item of the Day
Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.
Today’s TSP Item of the day is the book, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. I am not a big bread guy but I know many of you guys are. So when I saw this book pop up in a sales report it caught my eye.
I bought a copy on kindle to review the methods and thought processes that go into it and I was very impressed. Since then I have talked to several members of this audience that use this method to make bread many times each week, all are thrilled with it and the results they get.
Personally I try to keep my carbohydrate intake very low, it just doesn’t work for me to have a carb based diet, it causes me to rapidly gain weight and have health issues. However, many of you do not have this issue and eat bread often.
My advice to such people, use organic flour and make your own bread. Yet I think of my grandmother baking bread and how it was an all day affair sometimes when it was being done for extended family for special things like Easter it was an all weekend affair and think, how can a person really do this if they have a modern life.
This book is how, you make up the dough per the methods described here say on Sunday, it lives in a bowl in your fridge and you take enough out at a time to make bread for say Monday, you do this again Tuesday and so on. It does require a bit of specialized technique and some gear outlined in the book but once you get your system in place, it really is about 5 minutes of work per day to make a fresh loaf every day if you want.
Further organic flour is not that expensive so you can eat far higher quality for very little money this way. So if you and/or your family like to literally “break bread” often check out, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day today.
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Great recommendation and a great book! Bought this book (1st edition) back in 2008, and made many loaves of bread as a result of reading it. So simple and kids love it! Also, there is a strong aesthetic effect seeing and smelling bread baking in your oven. One of life’s simple pleasures!
I don’t dare eat gluten. And I miss carbs!
But this will be a good addition to my current library for those who can indulge.
There are gluten free options in this book BTW.
They have a gluten-free book out now. It’s in my later list!!
Like Adam, I’ve been using this technique since the first edition in 2008. Love it. I’m not sure if this updated version mentions using a cast iron Dutch oven to cook the bread in in the oven or not, but this “hack” is awesome. Basically, instead of putting a bowl of water in the oven with the bread, you preheat the oven to 500 F with a lidded cast iron Dutch oven. You carefully remove the lid, put the bread boule in the hot Dutch oven carefully by lowering it on parchment paper, replace the lid and cook for 30 minutes – at which time you remove the lid and lower the temperature to 450 and cook another 15-20 minutes (this is for a 1.5 pound loaf). I’m keto now, but I still bake the bread for my wife and friends.
My wife has been looking for an easy way to bake bread so I was thinking this could be a good gift. Can anybody comment on what type of “gear” would be required to follow the techniques in the book. Don’t want to buy a book that might be signing us up for a bunch of extra stuff for the kitchen. Thanks for any insights.
Aaron you really can use this concept with just a sheet pan to get started, I cooked many decent loaves that way. Bread geeks like to control the crust further, so a dutch oven helps regulate temps and control air flow. A ceramic pizza plate works good too. The basic recipe and understanding the core of bread is all that is needed to get started, use fresh ingredients and do one a day for fun. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and I can help with the basic recipe without buying the book