Saturday, January 1, 2011

So Excited

This book can be found on or in any major bookstore.  Or, visit their site here.


Aritsan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery that Revolutionizes Home Baking

There’s nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread to fill a kitchen with warmth, eager appetites, and endless praise for the baker who took on such a time-consuming task. Now, you can fill your kitchen with the irresistible aromas of a French bakery every day with just five minutes of active preparation time, and Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day will show you how.

Coauthors Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François prove that bread baking can be easier than a trip to the bakery. Their method is quick and simple, bringing forth scrumptious perfection in each loaf. Delectable creations will emerge straight from your own oven as warm, indulgent masterpieces that you can finally make for yourself. In exchange for a mere five minutes of your time, your breads will rival those of the finest bakers in the world.

With nearly 100 recipes to put this ingenious technique to use, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day will open the eyes of any potential baker who has sworn off homemade bread as simply too much work. Crusty baguettes, mouth-watering pizzas, hearty sandwich loaves, and even buttery pastries can easily become part of your own personal menu, and this innovative book will teach you everything you need to know.

I ran across this book online somewhere and was rather intrigued.  When I found it in the local Barnes & Noble, I decided that I just had to have it.  There is nothing I love more than fresh baked bread.  Even fresh baked cookies come in second in this case.  And making bread by hand is such a joy.  However, when you work full-time, bread baking becomes relegated to the weekends due to serious time restraints.  I mean, really, even if I was a stay at home mom, who really has three or four hours a day to dedicate solely to bread baking? 

So, I’m really excited to finally have this book.  I’m anxious to dive in and see if I can really have fresh, hot bread on the table at dinner time (without playing hooky from work, that is).  I’m going to mix up my first batch tomorrow and should have my first loaf on Monday night.  I hope to update you by Wednesday or so to let you know how it goes.  Wish me luck.