The New Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day: Revised and Updated with New Recipes by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François

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  • Whole grain artisan free-form loaf

    • louie734 on November 12, 2014

      I forgot how much we like this bread. Versatile and not bitter or heavy.

  • Whole grain garlic knots with parsley and olive oil

    • swegener on February 01, 2015

      These are really good, and pretty easy! I use whatever fresh herbs I have to hand, and it just turns out beautiful and rich.

  • Baguettes and ficelles with beautiful tapers

    • louie734 on December 11, 2014

      This is the technique that is missing from the original ABin5 book, and it works beautifully. I always use this method now when making baguette.

  • Vollkornbrot: 100% whole grain

    • zorra on April 10, 2017

      Just didn't love this as I'd hoped. Substituted wheat flakes for the wheat berries (ever tainted for me by their relationship to a long ago cracked tooth.)

  • Hamburger (or hot dog) buns

    • JamesFlavell on December 22, 2014

      This recipe makes 6 rolls, from a 1 1/2 pound chunk of dough. Using Soft Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread recipe: makes two 2-pound loaves: 5 c whole wheat flour 2 1/2 c unbleached all-purpose flour 1 1/2 TBS granulated yeast 1 TBS kosher salt 1/4 c vital wheat gluten 2 1/2 c warm water 1/2 c honey 5 large eggs 2/3 cup oil or unsalted butter

    • zorra on April 10, 2017

      My sausage rolls always turn out a bit squiggle-shaped, but certainly tastier than store-bought. For us, 3 ounces of dough is about right for sandwich buns. As suggested, I brush with melted butter to keep them from going crunchy.

  • Olive spelt bread

    • zorra on April 10, 2017

      Made this just once, with the specified tablespoon of salt (Morton's kosher), a little extra olives (+1/4 cup) & fresh rosemary. The result was too salty. Knowing salt affects yeast, not sure it would be wise to reduce it. Perhaps next time choose olives carefully and/or rinse them well? Ideally it would have loads of olives just like our favorite exorbitantly priced bakery loaf.

  • Cracked wheat bread

    • zorra on April 10, 2017

      Made this for turkey sandwiches at our post-Thanksgiving leftover feast & the reaction was a double-take. As in, wait--this has whole wheat? Whole wheat bread tastes this good? The flavor & texture are both appealing & I usually have bulghur on hand. Even better made with sourdough.

  • Bradley Benn's beer bread

    • louie734 on November 12, 2014

      Really like the savory spiral of onions and walnuts.

  • Dilled rye with white whole wheat

    • zorra on April 12, 2017

      This is where my book now falls apart, my favorite Hertzberg & Francois recipe. Years later, I'm still astonished I was able to make beautiful, delicious bread only weeks after learning how from these writers. Eventually I added sourdough starter (1.5 cups) to the mix, better still. We like it with or without dill, & baked in loaf pans for sandwiches, too.

  • Carrot bread

    • cilantrolime on October 09, 2014

      This came out great, and my 17 month old loves it, but it is a little bitter. Maybe too much yeast? I'll try with less yeast next time.

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  • ISBN 10 1250077559
  • ISBN 13 9781250077554
  • Published Nov 01 2016
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 432
  • Language English
  • Edition Rev Upd
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Thomas Dunne Books

Publishers Text

The New Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day is a fully revised and updated edition of the bestselling cookbook featuring the quick and easy way to make nutritious whole grain artisan bread--a perfect gift for foodies and bakers!

Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François shocked the baking world when they proved that homemade yeast dough could be stored in the refrigerator to use whenever you need it, and they adapted the method for whole grains in Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day. Now, in this updated second edition, they’ve done it again, showcasing whole grains and heirloom flours like spelt, sprouted wheat, and khorasan. Also new in this edition is a super-fast natural sourdough, weight equivalents for every dough recipe, and intriguing new oils like coconut, avocado, grapeseed, and flaxseed.

The New Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day has 33 new recipes as well as old favorites, including 100% Whole Wheat Bread, Whole Grain Garlic Knots with Parsley and Olive Oil, Whole Grain Crock Pot Bread, Rosemary Flax Baguette, Cinnamon-Raisin Whole Wheat Bagels, Pumpkin Pie Brioche, Raisin Buns, Challah, Whole Wheat Soft Pretzels, gluten-free breads, and many more.

With over a half-million copies in print, the Bread in Five series is the quick and easy way to create healthy breads that rival those of the finest bakeries in the world--with just five minutes a day of active preparation time.



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