Katsuya, December 27, 2012 (view all comments by Katsuya)
I lOVE this book. The bread is so easy and tastes delicious and is good for you too. I have been working my way through the recipes and it has been a lot of fun. So far my favorites are the Quinoa bread and the Pumpkin Brioche. It is so great to have dough in the fridge ready to be pulled out and make breadsticks, flat breads, pizza, crescent rolls. Yum! You just dump the ingredients (the only ingredient that might not be common in your pantry is vital wheat gluten) into your kitchenaid and in under five it is mixed. Then you just let it rise and either bake it or put in the fridge for up to two weeks. The only special equipment you really need is a stone to bake the bread on. The other great thing is that the authors have a completely updated website that they visit often and actually respond to you personally about their recipes
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Alaska, April 21, 2011 (view all comments by Alaska)
I absolutely love this book. I have been baking bread for over 10 years. These recipes are so easy and quick. I can make the dough when I have the time and then cook it any time within the next week. I would definitely recommend this book to any and every one. It does not matter if you have never made bread before. All of the recipes require NO KNEADING!!! If you are trying to eat healthier or just have more flavorful bread, I would definitely recommend this book. This book is a must have in all kitchens!
Denise Morland, December 21, 2009 (view all comments by Denise Morland)
I have recently been experimenting with baking my own bread and this is the best cookbook I’ve found. The recipes are both easy to follow and forgiving of mistakes. I absolutely love the method of making large batches of dough that can be kept for 2 weeks or more in the refrigerator. Then all you have to do is take some out, shape it, and give it a couple of hours to rise. It makes fresh bread for dinner, on a weeknight, easy and convenient.
There are many, many variations that allow for the variety I crave. So far I have made the basic whole wheat recipe which made a couple of regular loaves, some spicy crackers, and a loaf with cheese and olives. The flavor is complex and the loaves are hearty – definitely artisan style bread. For Thanksgiving I made the Pumpkin Pie Brioche first as rolls and then in a loaf. It produced beautiful rust colored bread with a lovely, slightly sweet flavor. A big hit for the holidays! Most recently I made the Whole Wheat Banana Bread, perfect for toast in the morning. There are so many variations I am eager to try – Pesto Pinenut Bread, Chocolate Expresso Bread, Cherry Tomato Baguettes, and the basic recipe as pizza crust. This has quickly become the most often used cookbook in my kitchen!
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Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day: 100 New Recipes Featuring Whole Grains, Fruits, Vegetables, and Gluten-Free Ingredients
Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois
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"Publishers Weekly Review"
by Publishers Weekly,
"Two years ago, the authors published Artisan Bread in Five Minutes, presenting European-inspired loafs and baked goods, relying on traditional baking ingredients. After the authors started a blog based on that book, they responded to readers' requests for recipes for healthy breads, including those made with less white flour, lower refined sugars and gluten-free options. Relying on the same five-minute, no-knead method, a master recipe is the base for most of the 100 recipes. The book's strength lies in the unusual selections inspired from around the globe including Turkish pear coffee bread; tabbouleh bread with parsley, garlic and bulgur; and Indian-spiced doughnuts. A chapter entitled 'Sneaky Breads' cleverly incorporates fruits and vegetables into doughs, resulting in tasty and healthy creations such as brown rice and prune bread and beet-red buns. A selection of pizzas and an entire chapter dedicated to gluten-free baked goods round out the title. The friendly tone, including headnotes and stories behind recipes, keep this from becoming a didactic diet book. Though traditionalists may shy away from the method and ingredient substitutions presented, others will find inspiration within the pages of this unconventional baking title." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Health-conscious bread-eaters need homemade options more than anyone else. For all who discovered artisan bread through Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day comes a collection of healthful bread recipes.
With over 100,000 copies in print, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day has proven that people want to bake their own bread, provided they can do it easily and quickly.
Knowing that people are changing the way they eat and bake because of health concerns or lifestyle choices, the authors took their established methods and applied it to breads rich in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. That is where Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day comes in. Health-conscious bread-eaters need homemade options more than anyone else. They want delicious bread, but they can't find the healthy ingredients they'd like to use in traditional bakeries, or in traditional recipes. Whether you are looking for more whole grains, whether you're vegan, gluten-free, training for a triathlon, trying to reduced your cholesterol, or just care about what goes into your body, this book delivers.
For all who discovered artisan bread through the first book and for health-conscious breadlovers everywhere, this book is a must-have. Includes recipes for:
Whole Grain Pizza with Roasted Red Peppers and Fontina
Turkish-Style Pita Bread with Black Sesame Seeds
Cherry Tomato Baguette
Gluten-Free Rosemary Parmesan Bread Sticks
Spicy Chile Whole Grain Snack Crackers
Pistachio Swirled Brioche
From the authors of the groundbreaking, hugely popular Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day comes a new cookbook filled with quick and easy recipes for healthy bread
Their first book was called “stupendous,” “genius,” and “the holy grail of bread making.” Now, in their much-anticipated second book, Jeff Hertzberg, M.D., and Zoë François have taken their super-fast method and adapted it for the health-conscious baker, focusing on whole grains and other healthier ingredients.
The method is still quick and simple, producing professional-quality results with each warm, fragrant, hearty loaf. In just five minutes a day of active preparation time, you can create delectable, healthy treats such as 100% Whole Wheat Bread, Whole Grain Garlic Knots with Olive Oil and Parsley, Black-and-White Braided Pumpernickel and Rye Loaf, Black Pepper Focaccia, Pumpkin Pie Brioche, Chocolate Tangerine Bars, and a variety of gluten-free breads. About a dozen of the recipes are 100% whole grain.
Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day will show you that there is time enough for home-baked bread, and that it can be part of a healthy diet. Calling all bread lovers: Whether you are looking for more whole grains, watching your weight, trying to reduce your cholesterol, or just care about what goes into your body, this book is a must-have. The authors answer bread questions at their website: www.healthybreadinfive.com.
Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François met while taking care of their toddlers at a kids music class, and co-authored their first book, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking in 2007. The book became a bestseller, with rave reviews in the New York Times, Associated Press, the Arizona Republic, and other media all over the United States, Canada, and Europe. Theyve demonstrated their revolutionary stored-dough method on television in San Francisco, Chicago, Minneapolis, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Tampa, and Phoenix.
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