One thing I have been doing is making this bread.
I bought the book (Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day) and it works really well, and only takes literally 5 mins to make the dough. I used a plastic square container (bucket type with a handle). http://www.foodess.com/2009/03/artisan- ... e-minutes/
The dough lasts for 2 weeks in the fridge, no kneading,
and you break a bit off shape it and bake as required. So you always have lovely 'french' baguettes or artisan loaves on call. Mind you the dough hasn't lasted 2 weeks in our fridge, I made it Sunday night and we finished it yesterday and made more last night.
It was a case of putting warm water, yeast, salt and flour into the container mixing with a wooden spoon (from looking it's a better result than with the processor and dough hook) took one minute. Let it sit while watching tele and put it in the fridge before bed. It's quicker than a loaf in the breadmaker!
Sort of like the no knead one Jo does, but you can store and pull off small or large amounts, which is ideal for us.
The book has lots more recipes but the above website had the main dough, so the book is still worth buying I think. I got the book quite cheap from fishpond.com.au
Just found this video of them doing a wholewheat loaf and they give the recipe. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/031254 ... img%20src=
And on their website they have a step by step http://www.artisanbreadinfive.com/2010/ ... utes-a-day
Let me know if anyone else tries it.