I have a lot of friends into it, and I've finally tried this after seeing an interview with the book authors.
It's this Alpha NT guy (I think ILE) who is a chemist or something, some scientific background, who really loved fresh baked bread but couldn't seem to get it right no matter what recipe he used and didn't like having to spend so much time on it. So he used his scientific background to try to figure out how he could use the qualities of flour, yeast, water, time, temperature, etc., to see if he could come up with a bread recipe that would take less time and be pretty fool proof. He was picking a kid up from preschool, and started talking to a mom whose kid was in the same preschool and who is a chef (I think SEI), about his attempts to make an easy foolproof recipe for wonderful bread. The decided to work on it together and write a book, and together they have made this recipe. You mix up the dough just until everything is wet, let it rest on the counter for a few hours, and then store it in the fridge and just take out a handfull of the dough, spend a few seconds shaping it, and throw it in the oven. No kneading, not a lot of work, just a lot of waiting as there is a lot of time spent waiting for bread to rise.
My LIE mom hates this recipe becasue she said it isn't a time saver if you're having to sit and wait for hours and hours all the time for bread to rise and have the dough sit in the fridge all the time taking up space that could be used for something else. I told her it's a time saver in that it's the time you have to spend putting in effort, but she said she'd rather put in effort and not have to wait for bread to rise.
Anyone else tried this bread recipe? Here's an article with the basic recipe: Five Minutes a Day for Fresh-Baked Bread