I've always been somewhat of an Artisan bread enthusiast...
The crustier, the chewier, the better - kind of perspective.
I've never had any problem with making an Artisan loaf
from scratch - I just love bread making - but...
sometimes time is of an essence.
Actually, time is usually of an essence...
So, when a friend told me about the book
"Artisan Bread in Five minutes a Day"
it was great cause for rejoicing.
I looked it up on Amazon,
paid for it with Swagbucks;
and have been rather happy ever since.
It literally takes no effort whatsoever,
and yet the bread is turning out better than the more complicated
doughs; (that took literal days...).
I love the way it crackles when it comes out of the oven.
I don't love the way our smoke detector goes off every time I
make it... (You yourself can see it isn't at all burnt...)
I guess it just knows good bread when it detects it.
Soup and Bread.