There’s nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread to fill a kitchen with warmth, eager appetites, and endless praise for the baker who took on such a time-consuming task. Now, you can fill your kitchen with the irresistible aromas of a Fr......more
There’s nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread to fill a kitchen with warmth, eager appetites, and endless praise for the baker who took on such a time-consuming task. Now, you can fill your kitchen with the irresistible aromas of a French bakery every day with just five minutes of active preparation time, and Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day will show you how.
Coauthors Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois prove that bread baking can be easier than a trip to the bakery. Their method is quick and simple, bringing forth scrumptious perfection in each loaf. Delectable creations will emerge straight from your own oven as warm, indulgent masterpieces that you can finally make for yourself. In exchange for a mere five minutes of your time, your breads will rival those of the finest bakers in the world.
With nearly 100 recipes to put this ingenious technique to use, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day will open the eyes of any potential baker who has sworn off homemade bread as simply too much work. Crusty baguettes, mouth-watering pizzas, hearty sandwich loaves, and even buttery pastries can easily become part of your own personal menu, and this innovative book will teach you everything you need to know.
Jeff Hertzberg is a physician with 20 years of experience in health care as a practitioner, consultant, & faculty member at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is also an ardent amateur baker. Hertzberg developed a love of great bread while growing up in New York City’s ethnic patchwork of the 1960s and 70s, and he refined this love with extensive travel throughout France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Britain, and Morocco. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife and two daughters.
Zoe Francois is a pastry chef and baker trained at the Culinary Institute of America. With Jeff Hertzberg, M.D., she is the author of Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day. Passionate about food that is real, healthy and always delicious, Francois teaches baking and pastry courses nationally, is a consultant to the food industry, and creates artful desserts and custom wedding cakes. She also writes the recipe blog Zoe Bakes. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband and two sons.
You will never want to buy bread again after making the recipes in this book. From loaves, sticky rolls, pizza, buns, boules for Clam Chowder, the possibilities are endless. And unlike what a previous reviewer said, you DO NOT need a mixer with a dough hook. You just mix up the ingredients in a large container with lid and you are on your way. No kneeding required. A pizza stone does give you the best results, but you can get by without one. Get yourself this book, some flour, some yeast (buy in bulk at *****) and some Kosher salt. Throw in some lukewarm water and you are set!
I can't say enough good things about this book! There are a wide array of recipes and some non-bread recipes that go well with certain breads. I have managed to do without some of the supplies they recommend. The only things I use are: measuring spoons and cups, the large container and lid, rolling pin, bread pan, cookie sheet (with tin foil and either flour or cornmeal), and small baking sheet for water. It's very easy to do and the whole family now gets to enjoy fresh, homemade bread :) I HIGHLY recommend this book.
This book is amazingly informative and almost life-changing for those who like to bake but have always been a bit intimidated at the idea of baking bread (such as myself). It has become ridiculously easy to bake fresh bread almost daily. I end up usually bringing in a loaf or two a week to work and my co-workers have taken to calling me "the bread girl". So far the semolina bread seems to be everyone's favorite, but I think the brioche is pretty awesome too! I have many more recipes to try; really the best money I've ever spent on a cookbook! I would give it 10 stars if I could!
This book breaks down bread baking to a couple of simple steps. Easy to read and follow directions will have you baking home made breads in no time. Recipes included for artisan, peasant, flat, enriched and sweet breads. Enjoy!
Who does not love the smell and taste of homemade bread? This book is fantastic! The recipes in this book are easy and the taste and texture are terrific. I cannot recomment it highly enough; the best of the best!
This cookbook is a must addition to the library of any collector of cookbooks and to anyone serious about breadbaking who is pressed for time. The genesis of the book is an ingenious shortcut that allows anyone to enjoy freshly-baked bread when they want. The secret is maintaining a refrigerated starter always ready to go when you want to start a loaf. The book thoroughly explains not only how to create and maintain this starter, but everything else you need to know. Even a novice can use this book to bake bread from scratch with ease and success,
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Although I have yet to make any of the recipes, I have read the tips & techniques which were illuminating for me even though I have been baking bread for years(as an amateur). Overstock's price was the best available and shipping was lightning fast! I might have like more photos as I always find photos enticing and motivating.
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I love to bake my own bread, partially because it tastes great, but primarily because I know what's in my bread.... but, until now, it's been very time consuming. This book has taught me how to have home baked bread without devoting hours to it's preparation. I love it! If you love home baked bread, get this book!
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