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Cookbook Giveaway: The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

Cooking Channel fans and Devour readers are well-acquainted with Zoë François’ fanciful baking and dessert creations — from showstopping holiday cakes to everyday sweets — and the helpful step-by-step guides within each of her posts. And while Zoë’s recipe library on Cooking Channel contains grilled buns and quick breads, you might not know that one of her greater passions — and fodder for multiple cookbooks — is traditional bread baking.

New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day Cookbook

On sale this week, The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day cookbook is the revised and enhanced version of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, the 2007 brainchild of CIA-trained Zoë and co-author Jeff Hertzberg, M.D., combining their culinary and scientific strengths. Born of a discussion during their kids’ music class, Artisan Bread aims to empower readers to bake bread daily by “mix[ing] enough dough for several loaves and stor[ing] it in the refrigerator.”

This revolutionary concept drew a sizeable audience, making Artisan Bread a best-seller and resulting in the creation of, a destination for new recipes and photographs and a hub for a community of bread bakers. The questions and comments that arose in this forum fueled additional cookbooks, and now, the revision of that first successful endeavor.

The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day features over 30 new recipes (like the Crock-Pot Bread pictured at the top of this post), a gluten-free chapter, adjustments to former recipes based on reader feedback, enhanced tips and techniques sections, and a more user-friendly index. A series of how-to photos throughout the book, much like in the posts here on Cooking Channel, make bread baking approachable and easy for even the most novice baker.

Want to try your hand at bread baking? Start with The Master (bread) Recipe or Bagel Dough and get your fingers yeasty with:
Sticky Pecan Caramel Rolls
Soft Pretzels
Crock-Pot Bread (Fast Bread in a Slow Cooker)

We’re giving away a copy of The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day to one randomly selected lucky winner. All you have to do to enter is check out our Thanksgiving breads gallery and leave a comment here telling us which one you’d most like to make.

You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can contact you if you’re a winner. (But do not post your email address into the actual body of the comment.)

So, tell us: Which of these Thanksgiving breads is your favorite?

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited. Only open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 10:00 a.m. ET on October 24 and 5:00 p.m. ET on October 29. Subject to full Official Rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $29.99. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a/ Cooking Channel, 75 9th Ave., New York, NY 10011.


Comments (139)

  1. Jeannie posted 10/25/2013

    The artsian bread in the photo. Yum.

  2. Heather McKuhen posted 10/25/2013

    Have a hard time choosing between the pumpkin buscuits & the cranberry turkey pinwheels! Both sound AMAZING & I will definitely be making them probably before thanksgiving!

  3. Lydia posted 10/25/2013

    Love making bread from the original Artisan Bread book. So easy and soooo good.

  4. Bill posted 10/25/2013

    Savory Mushroom and Bacon Bread pudding. Our traditional stuffing is a savory bread pudding. These additions sound very tasty.

  5. baker posted 10/25/2013

    CAST IRON SKILLET CORN BREAD is my favorite. I bake it all the time…

  6. Mich Tester posted 10/25/2013

    Bacon Cheddar Chive biscuits and/or Pumpkin Biscuits.

  7. Mich Tester posted 10/25/2013

    Silly me, I forgot my email address. But, I still want to make Bacon Cheddar Chive biscuits and/or Pumpkin Biscuits.

  8. Kaye posted 10/25/2013

    I'm awfully tempted by the Caramelized Onion Pretzel Rolls.

  9. dan nowak posted 10/25/2013

    BUTTERY GARLIC HERB KNOTS…that will work!

  10. Karen T posted 10/25/2013

    The Buttery Garlic Herb Knots look amazing!!

  11. Virginia posted 10/25/2013

    Senator Hollings' Flaky Appetizer Cream Cheese Biscuits (Carolina Biscuits)
    look really yummy. I may need to make them this weekend to try them out!

  12. Alicia posted 10/25/2013

    Creamed Corn Cornbread :D

  13. Rany posted 10/25/2013

    Pretzel rolls cause they have a unique flavor that also delivers a crusty exterior that gives it that true – authentic artisan appearance. Incredibly versatile for sandwiches, dunking or on its own too; YUM!

  14. Bibi posted 10/25/2013

    Hi I love the garlic and herb knot I can see it being a family fav for all ages x

  15. Joe posted 10/25/2013

    Chipotle Sweet-Potato Spoon Bread

  16. parkerozgood posted 10/25/2013

    I think I am going to have to try and make the Buttery Garlic Herb Knots

  17. rachel posted 10/25/2013

    I'd love to make sweet potato biscuits!

  18. Dee Baldwin posted 10/25/2013

    I would like to try my hand at baking all of them. some of those recipes remind me of my grandmothers' and even an aunt or two however, I believe the one I want to make most would be the Turkey Cranberry Pinwheels. fast simple, they look great. I could use up saved for later turkey (don't call 'em left overs). I bet making a bunch to munch on while we watch New Years games or the superbowl would be fantastic. and I am already wondering about making several different batches, one reg, one with extra sharp cheddar because that is my fav, and another with a good swiss. you can serve them for dinner with a nice huge salad and sweet tea with lemon (i'm a southern gal) ok I will stop now. lol

  19. Joan posted 10/25/2013

    We almost always have buttermilk biscuits for Thanksgiving. Only once or twice do I remember us having rolls. So I'd go iwth buttermilk biscuits.

  20. Ariel posted 10/26/2013

    oooh, a tough one but I think to start I will go with the Sweet-potato Spoon Bread and the Caramelized Onion Pretzel Rolls.

  21. Cindy Sullivan posted 10/26/2013

    I'd try the pumpkin cornbread, scaled down to feed a family = not an army!! My second choice would be the Chipotle Sweet-Potato Spoon Bread. For both I'd use canola oil instead of butter and half white whole wheat flour.

  22. Jeffrey posted 10/26/2013

    My favorite is the Buttery Garlic Herb Knots!

  23. Rachel deha posted 10/26/2013

    Bacon Bread Pudding sounds good

  24. Shirley posted 10/26/2013

    The creamed corn cornbread, OMG! That would be amazing.

  25. Amy posted 10/26/2013

    I'd make the Buttery Garlic Herb Knots. Looks so good!

  26. Yulia W posted 10/27/2013

    Caramelized Onion Pretzel Rolls with Caraway Salt sounds intriguing.

  27. JoAnn posted 10/27/2013

    Creamed corn cornbread!

  28. Arcsel posted 10/27/2013

    Buttery Garlic Herb Knots looks grt…..

  29. Michelle posted 10/28/2013

    I would love to bake bread more consistently!

  30. Michelle posted 10/28/2013

    And I would like to make the buttermilk biscuits! Thanks!

  31. Lori Langston posted 10/29/2013

    This is a fantastic book! I would LOVE to win it!!

  32. Tamar posted 10/29/2013

    I love sweet potatoes and this just sounds so amazing! CHIPOTLE SWEET-POTATO SPOON BREAD

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  35. Adelina posted 11/22/2013

    Buttermilk Biscuits. Great for breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack ;-)

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  38. one modifikasi posted 11/25/2014

    I would love to try to make Sweet Corn Bread Pudding in the skillet. It would be so good with ham and navy bean soup!

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