This week’s Works for Me Wednesday post works for the Queen’s taste buds, but not the waistline. The Queen loves homemade bread. She loves to smell it cooking. She loves to put soft butter on it and devour it. Often the Queen doesn’t have time to spend all morning making that bread with all the kneading and rising going on. Then, she found Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois.


Now, the title is a little bit of a misnomer. The way it works is that you spend about 15 minutes mixing a batch of bread. You let it rise and store it in the refrigerator for a week or two. When you are ready for a loaf of bread, you take a portion of that dough, cloak it, let it rise, and bake it. The five minutes is the active time of working with it after the dough is mixed. It is super simple and super yummy. If the loaf of bread ever makes it from the oven all the way to the table without being “tested,” the Queen is surprised.


Spend the time to read the first 25 pages of the book to learn information that is critical to the recipes working. The book gives a basic dough recipe, some specialty loaves, and some variations of each.

date Wednesday, March 10, 2010

3 comments to “WFMW = Homemade Bread in 5 Minutes”

  1. Pati @ A Crafty Escape
    March 10, 2010 at 7:31 AM

    Thank you for sharing these... I will definitely check it out as e love homemade bread but often don't have time to make it.

  1. Amanda
    March 10, 2010 at 10:12 AM

    I've been eyeballing this book for a while now. It's nice to have another review of it!

  1. Pati @ A Crafty Escape
    March 11, 2010 at 9:55 PM

    Just wanted to let you know that I put this book on hold @ my local library. Can't wait to get it.

    P.S. Thank you for visiting my blog. I love the idea of using the garden tote for scrapbooking... I am super behind too!

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