Recipe by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois
Artisan Bread In Five Minutes A Day
Ah, bread. For me, it needs to be crusty on the outside and warm and chewy on the inside. But, other than using my bread maker, I haven't ventured too far into the art of bread making. I've always been intimidated by the work and time involved. So, I was thrilled when I found the book Artisan Bread In Five Minutes A Day, by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois.
Their techniques revolutionize the art of bread making. With a little prep work at the beginning of a week, you can have fresh artisan quality bread every day in just a 5 minutes (not including baking time). Seems too good to be true, no? I bought the book and gave it a try.
I made the master recipe dough with a mix of herbs on Saturday night before I went to bed. I baked my first loaf on Sunday afternoon. According to the book, the longer the dough sits, the more flavourful it will become. I can't wait to try another loaf.
I think the first loaf turned out pretty well. What do you think?
Herbed Artisan Bread