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