Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day: 100 New Recipes Featuring Whole Grains, Fruits, Vegetables, and Gluten-Free Ingredients

by Jeff Hertzberg

Other authorsMark Luinenburg (Photographer), Zoë François
Hardcover, 2009



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EC Health & Nutrition


Thomas Dunne Books (2009), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 336 pages


Health-conscious bread-eaters need homemade options more than anyone else. For all who discovered artisan bread through "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day" comes a collection of healthful bread recipes.


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336 p.; 7.74 inches


0312545525 / 9780312545529

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LibraryThing member scentednights2002
This cookbook is by the authors of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. It’s a hardcover book with a yummy looking dust jacket. The cookbook has 324 pages and ten chapters. The chapters include Introduction, Ingredients, Equipment, Tips and Techniques, The Master Recipe, Whole Grain Breads, Breads with Hidden Fruits and Vegetables, Flatbreads & Pizza, Gluten Free Breads and Pastries and Enriched Breads and Pastries from Healthy Ingredients.

This is not your typical bread book! The recipe list has me drooling and includes Garlic Studded Baguette, Gluten Free Cheddar and Sesame Bread and Chocolate Tangerine Bars! You will find breads that are sweet, savory and spicy. There are recipes that are great with main dishes and some that are great toasted with a cup of tea.

There is a beautiful section of color photographs in the center of the cookbook too! Plus there are several black and white photos throughout the cookbook that are used to explain techniques we may not be familiar with like making bagels.

I was really impressed with the section on Gluten Free Breads. Having a daughter that is gluten intolerant, you have no idea how hard it is to find recipes I can use that she can eat. Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day is a huge time saver. The basic premise is that you make a large base recipe and from that, you can make bread in batches over several days.

I’m going to make the Garlic Studded Baguette tomorrow! Yummmm!
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LibraryThing member frisbeesage
I have recently been experimenting with baking my own bread and this is the best cookbook I’ve found. The recipes are both easy to follow and forgiving of mistakes. I absolutely love the method of making large batches of dough that can be kept for 2 weeks or more in the refrigerator. Then all you have to do is take some out, shape it, and give it a couple of hours to rise. It makes fresh bread for dinner, on a weeknight, easy and convenient.
There are many, many variations that allow for the variety I crave. So far I have made the basic whole wheat recipe which made a couple of regular loaves, some spicy crackers, and a loaf with cheese and olives. The flavor is complex and the loaves are hearty – definitely artisan style bread. For Thanksgiving I made the Pumpkin Pie Brioche first as rolls and then in a loaf. It produced beautiful rust colored bread with a lovely, slightly sweet flavor. A big hit for the holidays! Most recently I made the Whole Wheat Banana Bread, perfect for toast in the morning. There are so many variations I am eager to try – Pesto Pinenut Bread, Chocolate Expresso Bread, Cherry Tomato Baguettes, and the basic recipe as pizza crust. This has quickly become the most often used cookbook in my kitchen!
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