My dear sweet husband recently bought me a new book that I had had my eye on- Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. I am more than thrilled with this new approach to bread making.
I've often wanted to make an authentic bread to go with my Italian meals. I could never achieve that crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside quality. This technique is it! And it really is fast and easy, no special tools required.
The book contains a wealth of different recipes. Our current favorites are the Light Wheat and the Soft American White (makes Grilled Cheese to die for!).