Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking

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Macmillan, Nov 13, 2007 - Cooking - 256 pages
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This is the classic that started it all – Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day has now sold hundreds of thousands of copies. With more than half a million copies of their books in print, Jeff Hertzberg and ZoŽ FranÁois have proven that people want to bake their own bread, so long as they can do it easily and quickly.

Crusty baguettes, mouth-watering pizzas, hearty sandwich loaves, and even buttery pastries can easily become part of your own personal menu, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day will teach you everything you need to know, opening the eyes of any potential baker.

 

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I am in awe at how easy it is to make artisan bread in just a few minutes a day right in my very own kitchen! And I am NOT a chef or baker! This book makes it super easy to make a starter, which is ... Read full review

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I opened the book, followed the directions precisely and my first batch (Baguette) came out superbly. My family devoured every loaf I baked and I am now on to Challah. You can make better bread than you can buy using this book as your guide and it is fast and easy to boot!

Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Ingredients
7
3 Equipment
13
4 Tips and Techniques
17
5 The Master Recipe
25
6 Peasant Loaves
45
7 Flatbreads and Pizzas
133
8 Enriched Breads and Pastries
179
Index
239
Sources for BreadBaking Products
242
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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.

ZoŽ FranÁois 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, FranÁois 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 ZoŽ Bakes. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband and two sons.

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