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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Beautiful pictures, easy recipes - DELICIOUS! - Goodreads
The layout is good and the recipes are easy to follow. - Goodreads
Well written instructions. - Goodreads
Great information and easy to follow yummy recipes!! - Goodreads
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Filled with great recipes. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Well, I have a bread machine that does a really good job for me - but if you want to make your own rolls, pizza crusts, etc., this book (and its secret tip) is a must-buy. In fact, I'm leaving it on ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amy Paget - Goodreads

This book is fabulous. I borrowed it from the library and within a week had bought it. Three of my four family members are NOW bread breakers. Yummy and creative. Read full review

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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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About the author (2007)

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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