Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day - Jeff Hertzberg, MD & Zoe Francois

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

By Jeff Hertzberg, MD & Zoe Francois

  • Release Date: 2007-11-13
  • Genre: Methods
Score: 4
From 95 Ratings


With this revolutionary home baking guide that makes the perfect gift for foodies and cooks, you can make your daily bread--and eat it too!

This is the classic that started it all. Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day has now sold hundreds of thousands of copies. With more than half a million copies of their books in print, Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François have proven that people want to bake their own bread, so long as they can do it easily and quickly.

Crusty baguettes, mouth-watering pizzas, hearty sandwich loaves, and even buttery pastries can easily become part of your own personal menu, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day will teach you everything you need to know, opening the eyes of any potential baker.


  • Heaven

    By Fmlyhntr
    So easy to do, the only hard part is not eating the bread immediately.
  • Not a serious baking book

    By AZ Sonny
    This should have been called "Bread for Idiots" because that's exactly what it is. I should have known that this wasn't a serious bread book after seeing that all measurements are by cups ("swept" with a knife, no less) and not by weight, which is what all bakers use. Author says to scoop flour with a cup measure and then "swipe" across the top with a knife. Okay, but the main recipe calls for 6 1/2 cups of flour. How do you "swipe" across a half-filled cup measure? All serious bakers weigh their ingredients in grams and that would remove much room for error. For instance, the main recipe is quite wrong. If you measure per the recipe, you don't have enough flour and need to add almost an additional 1/2 cup in order to keep the dough from sticking to the sides of your mixer or food processor. It's unbelievable that Americans do not understand the simple concept of weighing your ingredients. Too bad. This could have been a great book, but the recipes are absolutely WRONG as presented because the lame measuring method leaves too much room for error and is not consistent.
  • An instant classic

    By BakerDancer
    This method is now a part of our daily lives. Can't live without it!
  • Excellent intro to delicious bread baking

    By Signetmac
    Bought the hardcover edition quite a while ago, and just started using it in the last several months. By no means the last word, but if you want a hobby that saves you money, and earns you the admiration of your friends, I can't recommend this book enough as an intro to quick, easy, impressive bread baking. Came on here to buy it again because I've lost two hardcover copies to friends who can't bear to part with it after I've loaned it to them. I should be able to keep this one!
  • Great Recipes

    By Dshenson
    First try - perfect and delicious Artisan Loaf!!!!