About a month ago Laura introduced me to Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a day. When I was doing my Masters, I used to bake bread; it kept me in the house. Then I got a bread machine and used it a fair bit, but then it died and I had the kids and the PhD and I never really got back in the habit.
This book and the process (it really does take 5 minutes) changed all that. I always have a tub of dough in the fridge (currently Italian semolina bread--good for naan too) and we're eating homemade yummy breads.
This weekend I had some fun. I made a challah dough. Don't tell anyone, but I halved the recipe but forgot to reduce the butter. It was amazing.
That's a chunk of sugary caramelly butter on the top. It all took less than half an hour of my time (there was resting time and baking time, but I don't need to be in the kitchen for that part).