I have been singing the praises of the book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day ever since I checked it out from the library and then quickly bought my own copy back in the winter months. Because I am a bread maker myself, I was hesitant that this would really work- but I couldn't have been more wrong. Last week I demonstrated to 30 women just how fabulous this book really is- and honestly once you've tasted the bread and seen the technic in person you're sold.
In our busy world where most of us barely have time to purchase bread, little lone make it-- this is a gift to anyone who wants to have a wonderful product without spending copious amounts of time making it. By utilizing different master recipes you can bake artisan free form loaves, flat breads, peasant bread and things as delicate as brioche. I would recommend if you are interested in learning this technic that you watch this youtube, visit their official web address and give it a try. The authors Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois are very down to earth and approachable and will even answer your questions on Twitter or their website. It doesn't get better than that . . .
Except that their new book just hit the bookshelves yesterday! Now we can all make a healthy version of this incredible bread. Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day offers whole wheat and other whole grains and whole vegetables versions as well as a chapter on gluten free bread. I will certainly be giving this book a try and can hardly wait for mine to arrive. Check out this segment for a recipe that you could try today with ingredients you may already have in your pantry as well as a link to purchase the new book at a great rate.
If anyone would like to see how this is done in person, contact me and I would be happy to give you a lesson. I have two different types of dough in my fridge at the moment just waiting and hoping for a good home. Happy Baking and tasting!