The Best of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our giveaway to win one of four copies of The Best of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: Favorite Recipes from BreadIn5 by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François. Three copies will be up for grabs in the US courtesy of the publisher. One additional copy will be provided by Eat Your Books worldwide.

If you do not have any of Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François bread books in your library, now is your chance to rectify that situation. This month The Best of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: Favorite Recipes from BreadIn5 was published. In this new release, the authors have chosen their favorite 80 recipes from all five of their books, bringing them together into a single volume that is the only bread book a baker needs.

In addition to old favorites, the book pulls in a few new tricks, tips, and techniques that Jeff and Zoë have learned along the way. With the revolutionary stored-dough technique along with color and instructional black-and-white photographs readers can have stunning, delicious bread on day one.

What is stored-dough? Each recipe in the book makes enough dough for many loaves. Mix all the ingredients into a container. Let them sit for two hours – then you are ready to shape and bake the bread or refrigerate the dough and use it over the next couple weeks. When you want fresh-baked bread, take a piece of the dough from the container and shape it into a loaf. Let it rest for twenty minutes or more, and then bake.

In this “best of” title, the authors share everything we need to know about ingredients, equipment, tips and techniques, before providing recipes to get you baking right away.

The following two recipes are available online for you to begin your bread baking adventure now.

I am always thrilled when a fantastic bread book is published and The Best of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day is the best of both worlds bringing together tried and true recipes along with new tips and techniques.


Special thanks to the publisher for providing three copies of this title in our promotion open to US members. One additional copy will be provided by EYB worldwide. Entry options include answering the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you like to try first?

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167 Comments

  • readingtragic  on  October 18, 2021

    100% wholewheat dough – this is not something I’ve had success with, so all tips would be appreciated

  • orchidlady01  on  October 18, 2021

    Ciabatta

  • lean1  on  October 18, 2021

    Challah

  • jennyams  on  October 18, 2021

    Buttermilk cinnamon raisin bread. I am often making vaiations on the plain white FIve Minutes a Day recipe, so now am ready to try something new!

  • sarahawker  on  October 18, 2021

    Crusty and hearty white sandwich loaf

  • LSanders  on  October 18, 2021

    Baguette

  • Lyla  on  October 18, 2021

    after a quick glance at the index, I think this one …..Crusty and hearty white sandwich loaf variation: a loaf bread immediately after mixing (page 87)

  • et12  on  October 18, 2021

    Cherry-Black pepper focaccia

  • Amypie  on  October 18, 2021

    Black and white braided pumpernickel and rye loaf

  • gilmonster  on  October 18, 2021

    Challah

  • roxlet  on  October 18, 2021

    Baguette

  • Dannausc  on  October 18, 2021

    Baguette

  • kgmom  on  October 18, 2021

    I would try this recipe first! 100% whole wheat dough

  • matag  on  October 18, 2021

    Pita

  • dbranigan27  on  October 18, 2021

    I would love to try the Black-and-white braided pumpernickel and rye loaf.

  • franniepie  on  October 19, 2021

    Ciabatta

  • Vanderjane  on  October 19, 2021

    I would start with the Master Recipe 😉

  • trudys_person  on  October 19, 2021

    Chocolate-raisin Babka Bundt sounds delicious, and I want to see if you can really make it in 5 minutes?

  • aesop  on  October 19, 2021

    focaccia with rosemary!

  • aesop  on  October 19, 2021

    babka bundt!

  • aesop  on  October 19, 2021

    ciabattta

  • FireRunner2379  on  October 19, 2021

    I’d like to make the Challah bread.

  • LeMinou  on  October 19, 2021

    Challah

  • cellenly  on  October 19, 2021

    Crusty and hearty white sandwich loaf

  • MimiRenaud  on  October 19, 2021

    I use the master recipe all the time! Absolutely love these cookbooks!

  • tarae1204  on  October 19, 2021

    Cherry-black pepper focaccia

  • thecharlah  on  October 19, 2021

    Moon and stars bread

  • oduong930  on  October 19, 2021

    baguette!

  • mcrimmins  on  October 20, 2021

    Light Whole Wheat Dough

  • ravensfan  on  October 20, 2021

    Moon and stars bread

  • rchesser  on  October 20, 2021

    Moon and Stars Bread.

  • amylou61  on  October 20, 2021

    I’d try the Pita bread

  • sayeater  on  October 20, 2021

    Soft pretzels! Yum.

  • MarciK  on  October 20, 2021

    Cloverleaf rolls

  • redcurrant  on  October 20, 2021

    Moon and stars bread

  • leknit  on  October 20, 2021

    Brioche

  • nova  on  October 20, 2021

    Love their first book and master recipe!
    I would like to try
    Crock-pot bread (fast bread in a slow cooker) .

  • dadekian  on  October 20, 2021

    Black-and-white braided pumpernickel and rye loaf

  • kmwyman  on  October 20, 2021

    Ciabatta

  • Siegal  on  October 20, 2021

    I want to make soft dinner rolls

  • camtncook  on  October 21, 2021

    Challah

  • Lindsayihart  on  October 21, 2021

    Soft Dinner rolls….for thanksgiving!

  • CapeCodCook  on  October 21, 2021

    Moon and Stars Bread!!

  • Mariarosa  on  October 21, 2021

    Olive fougasse

  • avonleajules  on  October 21, 2021

    focaccia with rosemary or challah

  • dzm  on  October 22, 2021

    ciabatta

  • Dendav  on  October 22, 2021

    Ciabatta

  • enokij  on  October 22, 2021

    So hard to choose what I would make. I think I would go with Pumpernickle bread to accompany a warm spinach and artichoke dip. Yum!

  • Clpercy  on  October 22, 2021

    Love the original book – can’t wait to try the Olive oil dough in this new edition!

  • a1apple  on  October 22, 2021

    Buttermilk cinnamon raisin bread

  • Jools1  on  October 22, 2021

    The master recipe.

  • banba1  on  October 22, 2021

    Wheat stalk bread (Pain d’epí)

  • tkrongold  on  October 22, 2021

    pumpernickel date & walnut bread!

  • jay.moe  on  October 22, 2021

    Garlic knots with parsley and olive oil

  • Roosta  on  October 22, 2021

    Brioche à tête

  • stephntran  on  October 23, 2021

    focaccia! with rosemary

  • wildchild  on  October 23, 2021

    Baguette

  • Jereitz3549  on  October 23, 2021

    Pumpernickel

  • Su2cool  on  October 23, 2021

    I’d like to make pumpernickel

  • janv  on  October 23, 2021

    cherry black pepper foccacia!

  • Katti  on  October 23, 2021

    Honey whole wheat

  • LaurenE  on  October 23, 2021

    Challah

  • foodie16  on  October 23, 2021

    Cloverleaf Rolls

  • Curlyfatkins  on  October 24, 2021

    Crusty and hearty white sandwich loaf

  • virjeania  on  October 24, 2021

    Bâtard

  • Oliich  on  October 24, 2021

    Can’t wait to try in the wood fired oven

  • leilx  on  October 25, 2021

    cherry black pepper focaccia

  • nvernon  on  October 25, 2021

    Whole wheat variation 2: 100% whole grain rye dough

  • sarahteertzah  on  October 26, 2021

    Soft dinner rolls

  • BMeyer  on  October 26, 2021

    chocolate raisin babka

  • JenThomas318  on  October 27, 2021

    Sticky caramel rolls – with or without nuts

  • ChicagoJen  on  October 27, 2021

    Onion pletzel

  • Laura1  on  October 28, 2021

    Challah

  • HeatherLynn  on  October 28, 2021

    Crock-pot bread (fast bread in a slow cooker)

  • roxlet  on  October 28, 2021

    Crusty and hearty white sandwich loaf

  • suesand26  on  October 28, 2021

    Crispy cheesy bread sticks!

  • luccio  on  October 28, 2021

    Crock-pot bread

  • AhmadE  on  October 28, 2021

    Whole wheat variation 2: 100% whole grain rye dough. To start with.

  • Pickle29  on  October 29, 2021

    Hope open to UK?
    Just joined today so finding my way

  • silversand  on  October 29, 2021

    Fougasse stuffed with roasted red pepper

  • Plumbobmummy  on  October 29, 2021

    Moon and stars bread

  • bopper  on  October 29, 2021

    Baguette would be my choice

  • maci234  on  October 29, 2021

    Crusty and hearty white sandwich loaf

  • kmn4  on  October 29, 2021

    Buttermilk cinnamon-raisin bread

  • agreaves19  on  October 30, 2021

    Baguette

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  October 30, 2021

    would like to try the apples and honey challah found on page 192

  • chasteph  on  October 30, 2021

    Honey wholewheat bread for me.

  • chezlarios  on  October 30, 2021

    Vermont cheddar bread

  • bookmark77  on  October 30, 2021

    Baguette

  • bookmark58  on  October 30, 2021

    Ciabatta

  • demomcook  on  October 30, 2021

    Deli-style rye bread would be my choice.

  • teamkies  on  October 31, 2021

    Crock-Pot rolls

  • GalitZ  on  October 31, 2021

    Working every day on mastering bread making

  • stulled  on  October 31, 2021

    focaccia with onion and rosemary

  • maggz19671  on  October 31, 2021

    Baguette – tasty and delicious

  • RuthHarwood  on  November 1, 2021

    focaccia with rosemary!

  • breay  on  November 1, 2021

    herb dough sounds amazing!

  • Aminata95  on  November 1, 2021

    challah

  • lilmiztam22  on  November 1, 2021

    Cherry-Black pepper focaccia

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  November 1, 2021

    Crusty and hearty white sandwich loaf

  • Sand9  on  November 3, 2021

    Soft Dinner Rolls

  • Pizzacat13  on  November 4, 2021

    Focaccia with Onion and Rosemary seems very approachable (and delicious)!

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  November 4, 2021

    Olive bread

  • nicolthepickle  on  November 5, 2021

    I’d make Ciabatta first.

  • dtremit  on  November 5, 2021

    How about a cherry black pepper focaccia?

  • sus1ecooks  on  November 6, 2021

    100% whole wheat dough would be first to try.

  • venettia  on  November 7, 2021

    focaccia with rosemary for me!

  • sugo  on  November 7, 2021

    ciabatta

  • elsid22  on  November 8, 2021

    Baguette!

  • dbielick  on  November 8, 2021

    Brötchen

  • CFeudo  on  November 8, 2021

    I love to bake sourdough rye bread

  • jtjohns  on  November 9, 2021

    I would start wit the master recipe.

  • calguire  on  November 9, 2021

    Olive fougasse

  • BMeyer  on  November 9, 2021

    foccacia with rosemary

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  November 11, 2021

    I would like to try making the Bâtard (Báh-tar).

  • Jenjeanh  on  November 12, 2021

    Black and white braided pumpernickel and rye for sure

  • a1apple  on  November 12, 2021

    Ciabatta

  • sdadri  on  November 12, 2021

    ciabatta

  • AlethaW  on  November 12, 2021

    Baguette

  • pacchiano  on  November 12, 2021

    ciabatta

  • AnneSk  on  November 12, 2021

    100% whole wheat bread. Always looking for the perfect whole wheat loaf

  • ozfoodie  on  November 12, 2021

    Soft dinner rolls

  • GillB  on  November 12, 2021

    Moon and Stars bread

  • ammago  on  November 13, 2021

    100% whole grain rye

  • fbrunetti  on  November 13, 2021

    Baguette

  • zeenie  on  November 13, 2021

    Baguette

  • moralla  on  November 13, 2021

    Vermont cheddar bread

  • hubbalance  on  November 14, 2021

    Moon and Stars bread sounds neat

  • Lafauvette  on  November 14, 2021

    Baguette

  • RSW  on  November 15, 2021

    Ciabatta (Cha-báh-tah)

  • PennyBarr  on  November 15, 2021

    Buttermilk cinnamon raisin bread sounds amazing!

  • DIANEMJACKSON5  on  November 15, 2021

    Weird & wonderful banana cake

  • JenjiD  on  November 15, 2021

    Focaccia with onion and rosemary

  • emi10383  on  November 17, 2021

    focaccia with rosemary

  • Maro1586  on  November 17, 2021

    buttermilk cinnamon raisin bread sounds delicious

  • ergomaniac  on  November 17, 2021

    Focaccia with onion and rosemary

  • AC55  on  November 17, 2021

    Garlic knots with parsley and olive oil

  • valbuk  on  November 17, 2021

    Crusty and hearty white sandwich loaf

  • Dwerry  on  November 17, 2021

    Cherry-black pepper focaccia

  • pluckypuddin  on  November 17, 2021

    Focaccia with rosemary because it’s one of my favourites. I love it warm with a little oil drizzled over it.

  • AH18  on  November 17, 2021

    Anything that involves bread and cinnamon is a win

  • Buffizz_1  on  November 17, 2021

    Pita

  • rincey  on  November 17, 2021

    Baguette

  • ceejayen  on  November 17, 2021

    Ciabatta (Cha-báh-tah)

  • Quod  on  November 17, 2021

    Crock pot bread, sounds brilliant

  • Ribtickler  on  November 17, 2021

    Crock-pot bread

  • prettypistol  on  November 18, 2021

    Ciabatta

  • Blue___Nile  on  November 18, 2021

    Crusty and hearty white sandwich loaf

  • farqualar  on  November 18, 2021

    cherry black pepper focaccia

  • redfox5  on  November 18, 2021

    Crusty and hearty white sandwich loaf

  • deanfromuk  on  November 19, 2021

    Love a baguette

  • andyi  on  November 19, 2021

    Crusty and hearty white sandwich loaf sounds good

  • mabelle  on  November 19, 2021

    I would like the start with the artisan free-form boule and begin my bread-making journey

  • MrRichTea  on  November 20, 2021

    Baguette

  • fairskinnedblonde  on  November 21, 2021

    Vermont cheddar bread

  • katherine3  on  November 22, 2021

    olive oil dough

  • RickPearson54  on  November 22, 2021

    challah

  • topdawg11  on  November 22, 2021

    Wondrous soft white bread

  • Laura1419  on  November 22, 2021

    I would bake the herb dough first

  • jacknutter  on  November 24, 2021

    Babka Bundt

  • lauriesk  on  November 28, 2021

    Baba ghanoush: a fantastic Middle Eastern eggplant spread for pita (

  • Karla123  on  November 29, 2021

    Olive fougasse!

  • Terrill  on  November 29, 2021

    Peppery pumpkin and olive oil loaf…for sure!

  • CookingPerson  on  November 30, 2021

    Onion Rosemary Foccacia

  • Lulucog  on  November 30, 2021

    Variations of sour dough.

  • shahedc  on  November 30, 2021

    Brioche

  • CatsintheKitchen  on  December 1, 2021

    European peasant bread

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