Review * The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day * Hertzberg and Francois

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The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

  • Author:  Hertzberg and Francois
  • Cookbook
  • Hardcover: 382 pp.
  • Publisher: St. Martin Press, New York (2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978125001828152999
  • Price: $29.99
  • Available online at Amazon

Brief Summary:
The Master Recipe for boule is the model for the peasant loaves, flatbreads and pizzas, gluten-free breads, enriched breads and pastries presented in this book.  Its secret, needed ingredients, equipment, tips and techniques (with forty color shots and one-hundred black-and-white how tos) and, recipes, of course,  make bread baking possible.  It is a cookbook for novice and experienced bakers alike.  Its   well indexed, revised and updated recipes make home baking masterpieces possible.

My Opinion Only:
My mother loved bread any way she could get it.  I’m not my mother. No thanks to any supermarket ones for this  girl.  I want mine fresh baked, hot, aromatic and delicious.  Never got a full bag of Gertel’s babkas and strudel or Kossar’s bialys and bagels home…my hand went from bag to mouth. I couldn’t resist nibbles and nibbles along the way.

I’ve had great beignets in New Orleans and great stuffed french toast in WDW. The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day read inspires me to try my hand at making my own. It also inspires me experiment with crockpot bread on those temp breaking days when no sane person turns the oven on and savory bread pudding more a mean than a side.

 

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