No, you cannot actually bake bread in just five minutes, but you can prepare the dough in that short a time frame, as demonstrated by this recipe for yeast bread. Sure, the dough will need to rise for a good two hours or so until doubled in volume, but then you can just pinch off the part that you want to use now and reserve the rest for later for making baguettes, boules, and even pizza doughs, using a baking sheet filled with water on the oven floor to create the essential steam.
- In a plastic container with a cover, combine the water, yeast, and salt.
- Add the flour, and using a spoon, start mixing from the middle out until the flour is mixed in well.
- Let the dough rest for 2 hours in a warm place and then store it covered in the refrigerator (it can be stored for up to 1 week). This dough can also be used to make pizza.