I make up one bucket of bread by mixing flour, water, salt and yeast. That's it. It takes about ten or fifteen minutes, including washing up, getting out and putting away ingredients. Three days later I made another batch in another container. That's it for making the dough. Seriously.
Every day at about 4 P.M. I flour my hands and bread board and take out about 1/4 of the dough and shape it quickly into a loaf. Two minutes. No kneading or rolling, just shape gently.
At about 5:15 I preheat my oven and slash the bread. At 5:30ish I put the bread in the oven and it takes about 20 minutes to bake. I have a beautiful loaf of fresh bread for dinner. That's it. No kneading, no flour everywhere, no hours of waiting for dough to rise.
If you don't get home from work until later you can cut down the time you let the dough rest before baking to about 30 minutes. It's that easy and I would think rather foolproof.
Good luck with your own experiments, and as always all comments here or in my email are very welcome. Thanks again for following my journey and enjoy your dinner!