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From the bestselling authors of the ground-breaking, hugely popular Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, a cookbook featuring their revolutionary approach to bread-making, this time especially for pizza and flatbreads
With close to 400,000 copies of their books in print, Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois have proven that people want to bake their own bread, provided they can do it easily and quickly. After hearing tons of fan feedback, Zoe and Jeff couldnt escape a basic truth: readers found their pizzas and flatbread recipes to be the fastest in the books. If you have a batch of their stored dough in the fridge, and youve pre-heated your oven on a timer, you can be as little as 15 minutes away from piping hot pizza. For busy people, there is no faster dinner preparation.
In Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day, Jeff and Zoe will show readers how to use their ground-breaking techniques for lightning-fast breads to make pizzas, flatbreads and sweet and savory tarts from stored, no-knead dough. Where appropriate, the authors include soups, salads and spreads that turn flatbreads or pizzas into a complete meal. Ingredients include grains and toppings from around the world, as well as healthy alternatives that are locally available. Informative sidebars provide health facts and other items of interest to a wide range of readers. Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day will make Americans heroes of home cooking by giving them the tools to make their all-time favorite meals in minutes. Its easier than it looks!Includes recipes for:
Classic Sicilian thick-crust white clam pizza
Chicago-style deep-dish pizza
Provençal anchovy pizza with a cracked eggMexican corn flatbread with tomatillo and chillis Gorgonzola and fresh fig tart
Breakfast pizza with prosciutto, parmigiano and egg
Pocket pizzas for parties and school lunches
Pizza or bread questions are answered at www.PizzaIn5.com.
"The tips and techniques section alone makes this book invaluable to anyone attempting to make pizza at home. Every problem you might encounter is discussed in a friendly, you're-not-stupid-for-asking-this-question! manner. Hertzberg and FranÃ§ois start with the basics: 'How brown should pizza cheese get?' or 'How do you prevent a soggy pizza crust?' and move to the more scientific: 'Why do you cut medium-soft cheese into chunks rather than grating or slicing it?' The recipe section is similarly orchestrated. The first recipe, for a classic Margherita pie, is painstakingly broken down into finely detailed directions, with pictures in case you get lost. You'll actually enjoy reading the directions, as the authors provide reasons for every move: 'Do not punch down the dough! With our method, you're trying to retain as much gas in the dough as possible, and punching it down knocks out gas and will make your pizza and flatbreads dense.' It feels encouraging, not coddling, and soon you'll be making the delicious recipes, like Turkish spiced lamb flatbread or goat cheese and onion pizzette." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
From the bestselling authors of the ground-breaking Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day comes a much-anticipated new cookbook featuring their revolutionary approach to yeast dough in over 100 easy pizza and flatbread recipes.
With nearly half a million copies of their books in print, Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François have proven that people want to bake their own bread—as long as they can do it quickly and easily. When fans hailed their pizza and flatbread recipes as the fastest in their books, Jeff and Zoe got busy creating all new recipes. With a batch of their stored dough in the fridge and a pre-heated oven or backyard grill, you can give your family what they crave…
Home-made, mouth-watering pizzas, flatbreads, and sweet and savory tarts, prepared in minutes!
In Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day, Jeff and Zoë show readers how to use their ingenious technique to make lightning-fast pizzas, flatbreads, and sweet and savory tarts from stored, no-knead dough. In addition to the classic flatbread doughs and pizza crusts, there are alternatives with whole grain, spelt, and gluten-free ingredients, and the authors include soups, salads, and spreads that turn flatbreads or pizza into a complete meal. In just five minutes a day of active preparation time, you can create favorites like Classic Margherita, Pita pockets, Chicago Deep Dish, White Clam Pizza, and Blush Apple Tart. Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day proves that making pizza has never been this fast or easy. So rise…to the occasion and get baking!
About the Author
The authors met in their childrens music class in 2003 and wrote the best-selling Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, and Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day.
Jeff Hertzberg, M.D. grew up eating New York pizza and spent years trying to figure out how to make dough that was convenient enough to use for daily pizza, flatbreads, and loaves. But really, he just wanted to learn to throw pizza dough high into the air. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two daughters.
Zoë François is a pastry chef trained at the Culinary Institute of America, but she is a pizzaiola at heart. While writing this book she traveled far and wide to eat every pizza and flatbread she could find. In addition to tossing pizzas she creates desserts on her pastry blog zoebakes.com. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two sons.
The authors answer questions on pizza, flatbread, and all things bread at PizzaIn5.com.