Artisan Boule Bread
40 mins (prep 10, cooking 30)
7 ingredients
4 servings
First, don't let the long list of instructions turn you away . . . it's very simple! This is my version of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day (by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois), a revolutionary approach to bread baking. Actually it's a combination of Five Minute Bread and Cook's Illustrated Almost No-Knead Bread 2.0. Perfect answer to a busy life . . mix once and store in the refrigerator. (See list below of other uses for this recipe). When you're ready to bake take out the amount of pre-mixed dough needed and store the rest in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. The flavor will be similar to sourdough, developing more intensely over the days of storage. Preparation time indicated does not include pre-fermentation time, which can vary from 3 hours to 10 days. Special equipment needed: Large (5 - 6 qt.) plastic container with lid (not air tight) and a baking stone or a 5 qt. dutch oven (depending on your choice of baking methods). I've found that it's best to line a basket or bowl with parchment paper; let the bread rise, and then back in a preheated dutch oven. Note that the beer used in this recipe must be a lager; DO NOT USE AN ALE as they use a different type of fermentation. Do not use glass jars with screw tops (they could explode from the trapped gases).Lidded plastic buckets designed for dough storage are readily available -- I purchased mine through King Arthur Flour. Other ideas for use: Pita Bread: Pita Bread -- Using the Master Recipe #309834 Lavash: Lavash Baguette: No-Knead Baguette -- Using Recipe #309834

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  • 1 1/2 cups lager beer, 12 oz. bottle, room temperature lager such as budweiser (note water can be substituted however it will somewhat effect the flavor)
  • 1 1/2 cups water, warm approximately 100 degrees
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons instant yeast
  • 1 tablespoon salt (adjust to taste)
  • 6 1/2 cups unsifted unbleached all-purpose flour (29.25 ounces)


Serving Size (186.85 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 26.4 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1440.25mg 240.04%
Total Carbohydrate 1.46g 1.94%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.08 g %
Protein 0.21g 1.7%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 7.32mg% Iron 0.04mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
instant yeast, unbleached all-purpose flour