What I really think about bread (and “Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day”).

Bread? Yes, bread!

With the aid of some gifts from my mother–rubber spatula, turner, tongs, cast iron pan, etc., and most importantly a book called Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg, M.D. and Zoe Francois–I have become a bread maker!

Let me tell you right off the bat, I am a carbohydrate junkie. I love ALL food, but I live for pasta, rice, potatoes, and bread (oh, and cheeeeese). My mouth waters at just the mention! I know this is not the most healthy obsession, by any means, and I am truly regretful that I can’t get excited about something better for me (brussel sprouts? broccoli? water? air?).

But at least now I can easily (and economically) feed my habit. And, because I am ridiculously proud of myself, I am going to share my first solo bread accomplishment, and is it ever beautiful!

Look at that! My first loaf, all on my own, and it is gorgeous! Not burnt, or misshapen, or dry, or doughy, but nearly perfect!

And this book has got many recipes, from flatbread and pizza to naan and herb loaves or sticky buns or challah bread or pastries, and so easy, and so accessible! If you are at all interested in making any of these things (or saving money!) get this book!

All right, I’d better cut this off before I look like a total dork and get too excited (and maybe I already have).


Filed under Recommendations., Thoughts.

4 responses to “What I really think about bread (and “Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day”).

  1. Brianna

    If whole foods doesn’t work out, you should apply at every bakery you know! If I had I bakery I’d hire you, for sure.

  2. It is gorgeous! What a fantastic loaf, thanks for trying the bread.

    Cheers, Zoë

    • Hurrah! My goodness, thank you!! I love the book so much. 😀
      I made the sticky pecan caramel rolls this morning–they weren’t gorgeous but they were certainly delicious!

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