When I saw this, I oculd not stop myself and went to the kitchen and mixed the ingredients, put them in a bowl and calmly came back to my seat. Took me less than 10 mins maybe? And the next day, after work I continued with the rest of the process. Unfortunately it was not ready for dinner, but this morning we had our shares of this bread, talked about the chemistry of letting the dough rise that long etc. Even though kneading the bread has always felt like a threapy for me, there are days I feel quite well, can get around without a need for threapy ;)
Check out Rose Levy Beranbaum’s comments on this recipe as well, if you want to get your hands dirty, too.
I used my Sassafras baker for this, and it worked quite well. Also, during the second rise, I used a silicone mat to rest the dough on, instead of a kitchen cloth.
Well, happy baking!