How I Store My Artisan Bread In Five Bread Dough

I love the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day cookbook. I know I have said that several times before, but I really do use this bread a lot. I think this dough is so easy, yet so versatile. It is so nice to know that I have dough waiting in the refrigerator when I need it. 

By the way the authors of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day have a new cookbook coming out.  I can’t wait! It is called Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day. From what I have read it contains recipes using whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, but also has some gluten free recipes in it. I might be needing lots of gluten free recipes soon, so that part of it sounds very interesting. I can’t wait to see this new book. It sounds very interesting and if it is anything like the other book it will be good.

Now, back to the whole reason for this post and that is to show you how I store my Artisan Bread In Five dough. I store my dough like this in the refrigerator.

bread in five in a bucket

These work great. They are a good size and work perfectly because they have lids on them. I think any container like this would work well, but I like the buckets. I think buckets or containers with lids work better than bowls for this dough.

If you make this dough a lot, I recommend getting something like these buckets. I got these from a friend who owns a pizza restaurant, but you can get similar things elsewhere. I have seen these exact same buckets at a restaurant supply store. These buckets actually work great for lots of things. Right now I have black beans stored in one.

For more tips on how to store the this dough see the Artisan Bread In Five site. The authors also post a lot of ideas and tips for using the dough on their site.  I visit the site regularly to find ideas.

Does anyone else like this bread dough as much as I do?  Have you tried it?


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  1. I would love for you to join me at for Crock Pot Wednesday. There are some delicious slow cooker recipes being posted there. Come check it out.

  2. This book is on hold at the library for me — I can’t wait to try their breads :)

  3. That cookbook is on my wishlist, especially after reading how much you like it! I can hardly wait until it gets here … how big are the buckets that you are using? Thanks for all of your interesting posts, recipes and ideas. I really enjoy your blog.

  4. I love that book and grieved when I had to give it back to the library; they only let me keep it for 2 weeks. Guess what’s on my wish list now? I use an ice cream tub for my dough. It’s food grade, has a lid, was free, and my kids were thrilled to eat all the ice cream.

  5. Wendy, I checked and the buckets I use hold 20 cups of water. But they are plenty big. I think you could use something quite a bit smaller. I like Jennifer’s idea of an ice cream bucket.

  6. For anyone who might be dying to try these recipes, Mother Earth News magazine did a fabulous feature on this method. Instructions and some of recipes are found here:

    But after I tried this, I was so sold that I had to go out and buy the book. My favorite “extra” to make with this recipe is english muffins. We make those all the time! And pizza. We also make pizzas on the grill with this recipe. What a great recipe and new method! It makes bread possible to those of us with little time on our hands. I just use a big mixing bowl and put a plastic grocery bag over mine so the dough has room to rise. It works like a charm!

  7. I check that book out of the library (after being on the wait list for a few months) and thoroughly enjoyed it. My biggest dilemma was finding a container large enough to store it in the frig, but never got motivated to try and find one, so the book went back to the library. I’m hoping when I get a little more spare time (ha!) I’ll give it another go round…thanks for sharing your container, it gave me some good ideas!

  8. I recently got the book as a birthday gift (off my wish list), and mixed up my first batch in a gallon-size pitcher! It works great, because it’s not airtight, and it is food-grade plastic. I have only baked one loaf from the batch so far, but I am excited about the easy method. Great to hear about the “sequel” coming out, too!

  9. I have not tried this but I put both books on hold at my library….can’t wait …thanks for sharing

  10. geraldine says:

    Help. I would love to hear that someone out there would have some good Recipes for Breads. Or Goodies for ” DIABETIC’S “. Please and Thank yous all very much.

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