The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery that Revolutionizes Home Baking by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois is an updated version of their original cookbook. I have the original Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day; it is my go-to bread recipe book for everything from rolls, to pizza to boulles and baguettes. Their recipes do not require kneading!
The "New" Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day cookbook now includes a gluten-free chapter. Hertzberg and Francois made the "Tips and Techniques" and "Ingredients" chapters bigger and better, and included readers' Frequently Asked Questions. In addition to the volumetric measurements, all of the recipes now include weight measurements! The theory behind a no-knead technique is to develop the gluten in bread dough via a wetter-than-usual dough and long rise times, instead of long, tedious kneading sessions. And guess what - it works!
Jeff Hertzberg, a physician with 20 years of experience in health care as a practitioner, consultant, and medical school professor, is also a cookbook author. His career gave him the time to delve into his obsession with food, baking, and recipes. Chef Zoe Francois is a pastry chef and baker who trained at the Culinary Institute of America. In addition to teaching baking and pastry in the Twin Cities and consulting to restaurants, Zoë creates artful desserts and custom wedding cakes.
The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day recipes are simple enough to get started immediately with little hassle or fuss. However, they are exhaustively detailed enough to provide months of learning and pleasure experimenting and refining your skills!
The only drawback to this system is that you have a good size container that takes up a fair bit of space in your refrigerator all the time. But if you like fresh bread but don't have the time to make it by hand and can spare the space, this is a great book for you.
The book is well organized and attractively laid out with an additional forty color finished dish and one hundred informative black-and-white how-to photos. It simply and clearly details everything you need--the ingredients to buy, the skills you need to develop, and tools to buy in order to make fresh homemade bread part of your lifestyle.
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