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Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread in 5 Minutes a Day

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January 6, 2014 by BettyCupcakes

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I’m sure the title of this post “Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread in 5 Minutes a Day” sounds like it’s too good to be true.

Have I ever lied to you?

I was able to bake this delicious, nutritious, and simple yeast-raised whole wheat bread with only minimal hands-on investment and some time in the oven.  

Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread in 5 Minutes a Day | BettyCupcakes.com

I wrote back in December that I was giving out cookbooks for Christmas. Luckily, I got a new one for myself, as well.  Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François showed up on my door step and I’ve already tried three recipes out of it- the master loaf, white bread with wheat bran, and whole wheat sandwich bread. Together, this doctor and baker created a unique and simple way of making yeast-raised bread accessible and downright simple for the home baker.

[If this sounds like an advertisement, I can assure you it’s not.  I received no compensation for this post, other than the massive amounts of bread that I have consumed over the last two weeks that I baked in my own kitchen.]

The steps to artisan bread in 5 minutes a day are:

  1. Mix yeast, warm water, and salt (and maybe some other ingredients) in a huge bowl.
  2. Dump in some flour.
  3. Mix until all flour is incorporated into the water/yeast- dough will be SO SUPER STICKY.
  4. Let rise on your counter at room temperature for 2 hours.
  5. Refrigerate covered dough for up to 2 weeks and bake off loaves of homemade bread as desired.

While I’m still working on my technique for creating truly artisanal loaves of bread at home (tip: you gotta make some steam in your oven and I just haven’t been committed enough to do that yet), all of the bread I’ve made has received rave reviews from husbands, friends, and toddlers alike.

Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread in 5 Minutes a Day | BettyCupcakes.com

There are recipes and tips for all kinds of bread at Artisan Bread in 5.  You’ll have to buy a copy of their gorgeous book or borrow one from your local library to get this recipe for whole wheat sandwich bread (and others- including gluten-free bread recipes!) , but I can assure you that you will not regret it one bit.  If you like to make food from scratch, it doesn’t get any simpler than this: dump, stir, refrigerate, and bake.  Happy New Year (and happy bread baking)!

Have you ever made bread from scratch at home?  What did you think about the process?


  • I was planning to take the kids to the library today, so I’m crossing my fingers that my library has this book. I LOVE homemade bread, but let’s be honest… I’m kind of lazy. So if I could be lazy AND get homemade bread- sounds like a win, win situation to me!

  • lydiaf says:

    I have that book on my Kindle somewhere. I’ll have to revisit it :)

  • Chelsea says:

    This has definitely inspired me! This is awesome! I had no idea you could make bread so easily and so fast. Thanks for sharing!

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