Artisan Bread In Five Minutes A Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking

by Jeff Hertzberg, Zoë François
Photographed by Mark Luinenburg

St. Martin's Press | November 13, 2007 | Hardcover

Artisan Bread In Five Minutes A Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking is rated 5 out of 5 by 5.

For 30+ brand-new recipes and expanded 'Tips and Techniques', check out The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, on sale now.

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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 9.32 × 7.78 × 0.98 in

Published: November 13, 2007

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312362919

ISBN - 13: 9780312362911

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous book, a must have for every kitchen! I had read about this book on someone's blog. I was intrigued. I bought the book last week, and am amazed! I have been baking bread for everyone! I honestly never believed that bread making could be so easy! It is fantastic to have artisan bread whenever you want.
Date published: 2010-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderfully simple and delicious breads every time! Finally, a bread book that delivers on it's promises. The easy to follow recipes serve as a platform for your own imagination.
Date published: 2010-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go-to bread book! This is one of my favourite, if not *the* favourite, cookbook in my kitchen...and I own many. I have made the master recipe countless times and a few others - always perfection. The main highlight for my family is the olive oil pizza dough. Rave reviews from everyone who has tried it!!! Amazing bread and unbelievably easy. I'll never use the breadmaker again.
Date published: 2009-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT BREAD BOOK For bread lovers this is a great book! They also have a great site you can visit. Simple but good bread. I have bread machines but if you want to try something diffierent, no knead bread this is for you. It is my husband's favourite bread. Enjoy!
Date published: 2009-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so good, so easy Everything we have made has been delicious and easy. The baguettes were delicious and the Caramel Pecan buns were spectacular. My kids really enjoyed helping form the loaves and knowing we can make bread any time has been a real treat.
Date published: 2009-02-16

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Artisan Bread In Five Minutes A Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking

Artisan Bread In Five Minutes A Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking

by Jeff Hertzberg, Zoë François
Photographed by Mark Luinenburg

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 9.32 × 7.78 × 0.98 in

Published: November 13, 2007

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312362919

ISBN - 13: 9780312362911

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1INTRODUCTIONThe Secret to Making Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: Refrigerating Pre-Mixed Homemade DoughLike most kids, my brother and I loved sweets, so dessert was our favorite time of day. We’d sit in the kitchen, devouring frosted supermarket doughnuts."Those are too sweet," my grandmother would say. "Me, I’d rather have a piece of good rye bread, with cheese on it."Munch, munch, munch. Our mouths were full; we could not respond."It’s better than cake," she’d say.There’s a certain solidarity among kids gorging on sweets, but secretly, I knew she was right. I could finish half a loaf of very fresh, very crisp rye bread by myself, with or without butter (unlike my grandmother, I considered cheese to be a distraction from perfect rye bread). The right stuff came from a little bakery on Horace Harding Boulevard in Queens. The shop itself was nondescript, but the breads were Eastern European masterpieces. The crust of the rye bread was crisp, thin, and caramelized brown. The interior crumb was moist and dense, chewy but never gummy, and bursting with tangy yeast, rye, and wheat flavors. It made great toast, too—and yes, it was better than cake.The handmade bread was available all over New York City, and it wasn’t a rarefied delicacy. Everyone knew what it was and took it for granted. It was not a stylish addition to affluent lifestyles; it was a simple comfort food brought here by modest immigrants.I left New York in the late 1980s, and assumed that the corner bread shop
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For 30+ brand-new recipes and expanded 'Tips and Techniques', check out The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, on sale now.

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.

About the Author

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.