Bergers Book Reviews

Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day

Author: Jeff Hertzberg, M.D. & Zoe Francois
Photos by: Mark Luinenburg
Genre: Cooking / Bread
ISBN: 978-0-312-54552-9
Pages: 336
Price: $27.99

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Homemade bread is a wonderful accompaniment to any good meal, but making a fresh loaf can be so time-consuming. We pick up a loaf at the store because it’s too much trouble to make one from scratch. But we don’t have to settle anymore with the five minutes a day system of creating artisan bread.

In the follow-up to Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, authors Hertzberg and Francois introduce a healthier loaf of bread, using whole wheat and grains. With their system, a large batch of dough is mixed, and then each day a section can be broken off to form a loaf. This batch can be stored up to two weeks, making several loaves over that time period. The five minutes refers to actual effort in shaping the ball of dough, but it doesn’t account for resting and baking.

A master recipe is provided, along with variations on that basic loaf, and some other healthy whole-grain options. I tried their method, and it made yummy bread as easily as described. With Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day, bread-baking is easier and healthier than ever before.

Reviewer: Alice Berger

December 10, 2009 - Posted by | cooking

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