Ingredients for good (b)read

Ah, yum!

We all love the look and smell of those beautiful artisan loaves of bread we see at our favorite bakeries! Have you ever wondered how you can make that kind of bread at home? But then you remember all that kneading and rising and rolling and… well, that’s why we don’t do it, right?

Now you can actually make your own delicious and beautiful homemade artisan breads in just five minutes!

We’ve been very excited to discover this book and we have now been making our own great artisan breads! We even brought a personal loaf for each person at the Thanksgiving dinner we were invited to! (Thanks Chuck and Jana!)

“The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking,” by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois, explains how to easily combine four simple ingredients together (flour, water, yeast, and salt) into a 5-quart container to make a concoction of bread dough that is always on hand. When you want bread, just pull out a fistful, let rise briefly, make some incisions on the top (for that artisan look) and then bake! With no kneading!

It is so unbelievably simple that once you’ve made your first batch, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t do this years ago!

Not only does “New Artisan Bread” provide the master recipe, it also includes loads of variations you can make with the same mix. Olive breads, baguettes, ciabattas, sandwich breads, paninis, rolls, etc. Even non-gluten breads! All with just as much ease! And lots more recipes contained within its 382 pages!

We have been amazed at how these four simply-combined ingredients has produced some of the best bread we’ve ever had. And we’ve only just scratched the surface!

Impress yourself and your friends and start baking!

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Ed and Cynthia Justus are owners of The Bookstore in Hanapepe.

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