I finally tried the 5-minute artisan bread I was too lazy to make last weekend.
Thanks for the encouragement Zoe! [Check out her blog at Zoe Bakes.]
I can definitely report that it's pretty easy to make. In fact, it took less than five minutes to mix it up and let it start rising. I let my dough rise about 2.5 hours, cut off a grapefruit-sized portion and prepped it like the authors did in the Chicago Tribune's video. I watched it for technique and it was worth the time.
I let the dough sit again for about a half hour, and popped it in the oven. In 30 minutes I had hot fresh bread.
I didn't wait for it to cool before slicing off a couple pieces and buttering them up. Yum!
I can't wait for the book, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking, so I can try the other variations with mix-ins.
The best part is that I have a bowl full of dough that I can use over the next two weeks.