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 Zoë François 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 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!

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I absolutely LOVE this book!! Who would have thought that fresh bread every day could be so simple? My husband loves European style breads (especially French baguette and heavy peasant breads) and he has been in heaven. I used to use my bread machine often, but it hasn't seen the light of day since I got started with this book. I'm afraid it's destined for the shelves at Goodwill :) I also have not bought any bread from the store nor have I purchased frozen pizza...I use the Olive Oil Dough recipe for the base, toss on whatever toppings we have on hand, and slide it onto the baking stone. In 10 minutes or so we have the best pizza ever!
I highly recommend this will change your life. And it really is that easy!!


1 Introduction
2 Ingredients
3 Equipment
4 Tips and Techniques
5 The Master Recipe
6 Peasant Loaves
7 Flatbreads and Pizzas
8 Enriched Breads and Pastries
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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.

Zoë François 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, François 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 Zoë Bakes. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband and two sons.

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