Baking bread on a tight schedule?
I want to get into baking bread, but I don't seem to have enough time. Over half my waking weekday time is spent either at work or in transit, and the remaining time is split between waking and evening activities.
But a recipe like "You First Loaf" on this site takes over 4 hours to do. Admittedly, most of that is waiting (that recipe has two 60 min rises and a 90min proof, plus a 45min bake), but it's still over 4 hours of waiting. If I start the recipe when I get home from work, it'll be coming out of the oven too late to eat it. And there isn't time in the morning to make it either.
How do folks deal with making artisinal bread within a work schedule?
This weekend was unusual, in that I had a 6-hour chunk of time that I could make this recipe in. Sure, I had some errands to run, but there's plenty of waiting time. Unfortunately, I discovered that I had thrown out the bag of yeast I had when it had gotten wet a while ago, so I couldn't do it then.