A few years ago I started making all of our bread to avoid processed ingredients. Life got busy, the summer got hot, and I stopped "for a little while." A year and a half later, I'm back to it with a fabulously easy method from this book:
The title is a bit misleading. It should read "5 minutes hands-on work per day." There is still some rising time. For someone who works from home, this could not be simpler, healthier and less expensive! All while ditching the plastic wrapping. Flour in a paper sack, yeast from a jar, not a plastic coated envelope.
Mix up a handful of ingredients (yeast, water, salt, flour), then let it rise. Throw everything in the fridge. When you wany to make a boule or any other loaf described in the book, grab a handful of dough, put it on a wooden cutting board to rise while the oven heats. Then bake.
I use this dough for pizzas all the time, and soups always have a fresh homemade bread accompaniment.
My rising container is admittedly plastic, but I'm working on that. I needed to get back into my baking habit before buying any reusable containers. So I use what I already have on hand.
We were using this bread, by all appearances, "healthy." The ingredient list says otherwise...
I much prefer my 4 ingredient version!
As co-owner of Stitchery in Portsmouth, RI, I teach sewing classes to children and adults. Welcome to my blog Dancing Threads RI.