Monday, September 22, 2008

artisan bread in 5 min a day

This is an excellent book. I was skeptical, but thought, heck, I will try it. it was terrific...the family loved it!

What you do is...make a master dough recipe (and there are a few types to chose from).

Some of the recipes can make anything, bread, pizza and even donuts.

Each master recipe makes 4 loafs. You can double triple etc. You mix the dough NO KNEADING, just easy mix and let it rest on the counter for 2-5 hours. Put it in the frige for 3 hours or up to two weeks! Anytime you want to make bread, get it out, cloak it with flour (dust the top) and cut off a piece. throw the rest back in the frige, and the piece you cut off, shape and let proof (for bread) for 40 min orrrr if its pizza, just shape, top and bake.

As you can see, it takes more than 5 min some days....but you are only physically doing the work for 5 min....the resting time is not a problem....just walk away.

check out their website

My family loves it and I will be making many more doughs from the book. I can't wait to try the calzones, pizza and the cinnamon raisin bread!


Jeff Hertzberg said...

I'm Jeff Hertzberg, one of the co-authors of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. I'm so glad our recipes are working well for you. Come visit us anytime at, where you can post questions into any "Comments" field, or click on "Bread Questions" on the left side of the homepage and choose among the options.

Jeff Hertzberg

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Enzo's Galaxy said...

I am so glad you found me. I have been on your site and you have even answered a question for me...I am looking forward to your new book coming out, whole wheat breads in 5 min (not sure of exact name, but I will be sure to get it as soon as it comes out!