Five Minute Bread - A Refridgerator Mix

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    CULCULCAN The Final Synthesis - isbn 978-0-9939480-0-8 Staff Member

    Five Minute Bread-A Refrigerator Mix

    This mix is for your refrigerator and allows you to have have hot homemade bread
    for dinner whenever you want!

    A few years ago I stumbled across this book and it has been one of my favorites ever since!

    The whole idea is to make up a batch of bread dough and then be able to keep it in your refrigerator for up to two weeks, allowing you to have fresh, hot homemade bread whenever you like.

    The book is packed full of recipes and tips.

    Also, be sure to check out their website for more great ideas!

    The Master Boule recipe is one of my family's favorite for everyday.

    We have made baguettes, cinnamon rolls, bread bowls and even pizza on the grill with it.

    It only takes 5 minutes to mix up (hence the name),

    a couple of hours to rise and then it is ready to bake.

    To make the dough you will need:

    -four qt. container for mixing
    -flour (unbleached or all purpose)
    -warm water

    Step1: Measure 6 1/2 cups of flour into your container using the scoop and sweep method.

    Step 2: Add 1 1/2 Tbsp. yeast to flour (or approx. 2 pkgs.)

    Step 3: Add 1 1/2 Tbsp. salt to yeast and salt

    Step 4: Whisk dry ingredients together. I use a danish dough whisk to mix
    my ingredients together and then mix the dough.

    It does a great job of mixing up the dough and is easier to clean than a regular spoon.

    You can use whatever you have on hand.
    Danish Dough Whisk
    Step 5: Add 3 C. warm water and mix till flour is all moist. You do not have to knead!
    The dough should be moist with no dry flour in the bottom of the bowl.
    It may even seem sticky, but it's okay!
    Step 6: Lay the top on the container but DON'T seal. Set in a warm place to rise.
    Dough before rising
    Let rise until doubled in size (about 1 1/2-2 hours). Pop the top on and put in the refrigerator.
    Dough after rising
    Baking instructions

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    CULCULCAN The Final Synthesis - isbn 978-0-9939480-0-8 Staff Member

    and; another recipe

    Five-Minute Artisan Bread
    by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François

    Note: This recipe must be prepared in advance.


    • 1-1/2 tablespoons granulated yeast (about 1-1/2 packets)
    • 1-1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
    • 6-1/2 cups unbleached flour, plus extra for dusting dough
    • Cornmeal

    1. In a large plastic resealable container,
    mix yeast and salt into 3 cups lukewarm (about 100 degrees) water.
    Using a large spoon, stir in flour, mixing until mixture is uniformly moist
    with no dry patches.
    Do not knead.
    Dough will be wet and loose enough to conform to shape of plastic container.
    Cover, but not with an airtight lid.

    2. Let dough rise at room temperature,
    until dough begins to flatten on top or collapse,
    at least 2 hours and up to 5 hours.
    (At this point, dough can be refrigerated up to 2 weeks;
    refrigerated dough is easier to work with than room-temperature dough,
    so the authors recommend that first-time bakers refrigerate dough overnight
    or at least 3 hours.)

    3. When ready to bake, sprinkle cornmeal on a pizza peel.
    Place a broiler pan on bottom rack of oven.
    Place baking stone on middle rack and preheat oven to 450 degrees,
    preheating baking stone for at least 20 minutes.

    4. Sprinkle a little flour on dough and on your hands.
    Pull dough up and, using a serrated knife,
    cut off a grapefruit-size piece (about 1 pound).
    Working for 30 to 60 seconds
    (and adding flour as needed to prevent dough from sticking to hands;
    most dusting flour will fall off, it's not intended to be incorporated into dough),
    turn dough in hands, gently stretching surface of dough,
    rotating ball a quarter-turn as you go,
    creating a rounded top and a bunched bottom.

    5. Place shaped dough on prepared pizza peel and let rest, uncovered,
    for 40 minutes.

    Repeat with remaining dough or refrigerate it in lidded container.
    (Even one day's storage improves flavor and texture of bread.
    Dough can also be frozen in 1-pound portions in airtight containers
    and defrosted overnight in refrigerator prior to baking day.)
    Dust dough with flour.

    6. Using a serrated knife, slash top of dough in three parallel, 1/4-inch deep cuts (or in a tic-tac-toe pattern). Slide dough onto preheated baking stone. Pour 1 cup hot tap water into broiler pan and quickly close oven door to trap steam. Bake until crust is well-browned and firm to the touch, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven to a wire rack and cool completely.


    Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery that Revolutionizes Home Baking by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois (Thomas Dunne Books, 2007). Copyright 2007 by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois.
    BreadsGrains, Flours, BeansSidesVeganVegetarian
    Prep time:
    5 minutes, at least 2 hours rest time for dough, can be refrigerated up to 2 weeks

    Cook time:
    About 30 minutes

    Serves 4

    Jeff Hertzberg, M.D., works as a consultant and academic focusing on health-improvement programs. He is the co-author of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day andArtisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day.
  3. Ana Pirs

    Ana Pirs Member

    Thank you very much for sharing!
    And I want to share one of my Favourite Recipe - Vegan Avocado Pasta
    Easy to cook and delicious

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