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Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois
Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking

Brenda J, August 9, 2010

I'm a foodie. I hang out online with other foodies. I cannot TELL you how many rave reviews of the recipes from Artison BREAD in FIVE Minutes a Day I have received (via email or forums/blogs)from these people. (They even send me PHOTOS of the breads they have made from this book.) SO, I bought it. My husband got hold of it. He's never baked a loaf of bread in his LIFE! Next thing I know (it's only been in our house 1 day) he's baking! I witnessed everything. He made all the first recipes in the book within the next several weeks. We both learned so much! It's kind of amazing--we were quite in awe--whipping out different shaped loaves with such ease (and so little cleanup).

See: You make a batch (in a bowl or in a mixer)...put it in the fridge...and then pull out bread to bake all week!!!!! AND, there are lots and lots of varieties and shapes of breads included. One gal friend of mine (her main interest is bread) has just about made them ALL the recipes in the book (and many times). She does get hung up making certain ones more than others because she has found a couple of them that she craves...and her husband LOVES bread. (Also, she likes to order seeds from King Arthur and sprinkle them on top of some of the kinds--and she likes to play with shapes..braids and things like that.)

If you read from page 1 you will see how AT EASE the authors make you feel. Water temp doesn't matter that much; nor does the type of yeast you use (as I recall). OH and the authors have a website...and they stay involved. If they have made any changes to the recipes, they put those changes up at their site; I've also seen them turn up at forums to help people who are asking questions about the technique or the book.

My favorite loaves so far have been the rye. Do a bit of searching around on the web and you, too, will see lots of rave chat and comments about this book. This is one cookbook I am EXTREMELY glad I purchased. (They have since come out with book 2, devoted to only 'healthy' breads in 5 minutes a day. We are purchasing that one for sure, too!) When you have these books there isn't much sense in buying breads...and oh, I've given some of our loaves as gifts. People LOVE receiving fresh bread!!
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