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Keeping artisan dough in the fridge?

npsmama's picture

Keeping artisan dough in the fridge?

Hi all,
Life is pretty hectic at the moment and I am looking for time-saving techniques that yield good (I know it can't be as good as the traditional way) results.

As such I tried the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes.
Well, I tried the method out 3 times and I really did not like the result. It was OK as beginner's homemade bread but I like real breads like Sourdough or long-fermentation breads.

So my question is: is there any way I can prepare a large quantity of dough and use the fridge to keep it for, say, 4-5 days?

saintdennis's picture

yes, you can and then take it out from the fridge and let it in room temperature about half hour and mix it with a little water and flour to refresh it.Do not use too much flour and water,just a little


swtgran's picture

Bill, thank you for changes to the Artisan in 5.  I am going to mix some up today with your yeast reduction.  I have made the bread a few times and though it has served the purpose but I felt the flavor was just a little off.  The only one that I have found to be really tasty is the Semolina recipe.  Terry