Monday, December 14, 2009

Best Bread Baking Books Ever!

The Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, by Jeff Hertzberg M.D. and Zoe Francois is by far one of the best bread books out there today.  How do I know?   Well we have been baking mouth watering fresh bread for almost a year now.   So much so that my mother-in-law picked up their new book for me called Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day, as a subtle hint  that she would like to me to try making some breads with whole grains, fruits, vegetables nuts and seeds.   The Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day also makes a great Christmas present as chances are you will end up getting fresh bread out it!

What make these books so great is that the recipes are so easy that your kids can make the bread with a little help from their parents.  The secret is you mix the ingredients from their recipe into a container all at once, and then you let them sit for 2 hours.   No Kneading necessary!  Now you are ready to shape and bake the bread, or you can refrigerate the dough and use it over the next couple of weeks  All that is left to do is take a piece of dough from the container, shape it into a loaf.  Let it rise for 20 mins or more and then bake.   Let me tell you there is nothing like the smell of fresh bread baking!   All it takes is five minutes a day to prepare and  water, salt, flour, yeast and water.

Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day: 100 New Recipes Featuring Whole Grains, Fruits, Vegetables, and Gluten-Free I (Hardcover, 1st Edition)
Jeff Hertzberg Mark Luinenburg
Cooking / Methods - Baking / Courses & Dishes - Bread / Health & Healing
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Published: October 27, 2009

Book Description

With over 100,000 copies in print, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day has proven that people want to bake their own bread, provided they can do it easily and quickly. Knowing that people are changing the way they eat and bake because of health concerns or lifestyle choices, the authors took their established methods and applied it to breads rich in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. That is where Healthy Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day comes in. Health-conscious bread-eaters need homemade options more than anyone else. They want delicious bread, but they can't find the healthy ingredients they'd like to use in traditional bakeries, or in traditional recipes. Whether you are looking for more whole grains, whether you're vegan, gluten-free, training for a triathlon, trying to reduced your cholesterol, or just care about what goes into your body, this book delivers. For all who discovered artisan bread through the first book and for health-conscious breadlovers everywhere, this book is a must-have. Includes Recipes for: Whole Grain Pizza with Roasted Red Peppers and Fontina Turkish-Style Pita Bread with Black Sesame Seeds Cherry Tomato Baguette Gluten-Free Rosemary Parmesan Bread Sticks Spicy Chile Whole Grain Snack Crackers Quinoa Bread Pistachio Swirled Brioche

The new issue of Mother Earth News also has a great article on Recipes for healthy No-Kneed Bread by Jeff Hertzberg M.D. and Zoe Francois!  We still have issues in-stock at the store!   

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