Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day is one of the few “mainstream” books in my library. I heard about Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day on some cooking show, and figured it was just some “arty” book, but I leafed through it at a bookstore, and found a lot in this book that I could put to use as a prepper.
Its no secret that I am not a talented baker – my breads tend to either – look good, or taste good, but seldom do they do both.
I think it is because I am slightly impatient. I don’t want to wait around all day for the dough to rise and proof.
This book takes some of the time out of the game. Now not all of these concepts are “prepper” friendly. A lot of this involves keeping dough in the fridge long term.
However, it does introduce homemade bread on a daily basis, and even if some of the techniques would need adjusting in a “grid down” scenario, I believe that getting use to eating homemade bread every day, and using your stored wheat in your daily routine is priceless.
I used the principles in the book for my no-knead sour-dough and it came out great!
If you store wheat for a rainy day, and you so not routinely bake fresh bread, you need to read this book.