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Two Peas and Their Pod: Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day

Most of you know I am a huge fan of the book, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. The bread method is magic. It makes the best bread with very minimal effort. We love making round crusty loaves, pizza crust, baguettes, etc. Well, Zoe and Jeff just came out with a new book, Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day. I have only had the book for a week, but I am already in love.

We recently mixed up the master recipe. It was just as easy as the master recipe in the first book. No kneading is involved and you can use the dough for 2 weeks. The main difference is the whole wheat flour, more water, and vital wheat gluten.

On Sunday, we baked a round loaf and it turned out perfectly. I loved the hard crust and hearty flavor. I enjoyed a slice with our homemade plum jam. I love having fresh bread dough in the refrigerator. It is so easy to bake up a fresh loaf and there is nothing better in life than fresh baked bread, especially when it is so easy!

The book has 100 recipes using whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and even gluten-free ingredients. I am thrilled they came out with a book that includes all healthy recipes. I love my whole grains:)

On a side note-I met
Zoe at the Blogher Food Conference in San Francisco and she is amazing! Not only is she gorgeous, but she is kind, sincere, and simply fabulous.

For more information about Healthy Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day visit their website. There is also a blogging group that will be baking their way through the book, if you would like to join, visit: Big Black Dog. Go buy the book today! You will be glad you did when you are eating homemade healthy bread with no effort!



Blogger Ben said...

There's noting better than an easy artisan bread. Now there's no excuse not to make homemade bread. Your loaf is beautiful :)

4:49 AM  
Anonymous Jessica said...

That is super cool that you met Zoe! I have wanted to try this bread for months now.

4:51 AM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A wonderful loaf! Homemade bread rules!

Great to know you met Zoe!



5:40 AM  
Blogger Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I'm looking forward to getting this book one day soon. I loved the first one and prefer to bake with whole grains. Looks like a winner!

5:43 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

Ow! I so want this book- I much prefer homemade bread over anything store bought. Thanks for posting about this- your loaf looks gorgeous

5:47 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I'm still trying to master some of the recipes in the first book. Beginning to think I'm just not supposed to make bread! Yours looks fabulous :)

6:08 AM  
Blogger kat said...

I got the book last week when Zoe & Jeff did the launch here. I've made the Peppery Olive Oil and Sweet Potato Bread & The Roasted Garlic Bread, so fantastic!

6:42 AM  
Anonymous Elle said...

Beautiful bread, Maria! I also love the book--you just can't beat the easy, quick method. Love the photo of you two!

6:44 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I LOVE the plum jam on there! Yes!

6:54 AM  
Blogger Dolce said...

I discovered the Healthy Artisan... blog yesterday and seeing your beautiful loaf of bread is encouraging me to try their recipes!

6:55 AM  
Blogger tspegar said...

oooh... i think i do want to join! i am going to get the book! what a lovely loaf you made :)

7:03 AM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

Oh, one of these days I will buy it. I was looking through it in the store and was just about to since I know how much you have loved it. I just won't execute and end up making it. I cook so much that to add bread making to the equation seems impossible. But maybe, maybe, one of these days.

Your bread does look amazing!!!!!!!!

7:05 AM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

Thanks for the book recommendation. The bread looks gorgeous. I love artisan bread-crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside!

7:07 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

so excited to hear this is a good recipe! I need to give it a try for sure!

7:14 AM  
Blogger Cristie said...

My dough is still waiting in the fridge for my first attempt, I'm so happy to see your beautiful loaf. It looks perfect!

7:16 AM  
Anonymous Unplanned Cooking said...

I'm addicted to their book! I make enough dough to last for two weeks, and then I store it in my fridge. It's great for making last-minute pizza (just role it out and put some tomato sauce/mozzarella on it).

7:36 AM  
Blogger TeaLady said...

UUUMMMMM!!!!! Bread looks delicious. gotta get this book

8:14 AM  
Blogger oneordinaryday said...

I've really got to get over my yeast phobia and get this book. Thanks for the heads up on the healthier edition. I would really like to learn to bake with wheat flour.

8:19 AM  
Blogger Frieda said...

Fabulous bread~ When I'm done with the BBA, I'll join the AB5...can't wait!

8:22 AM  
Blogger Michele said...

How easy is it really? I am not a good baker and am really afraid of making bread. Some people on bakespace told me about no knead bread and swear it's easy but i'm such a chicken. I love the way your bread looks and would love to have the nerve to try it!

8:49 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

The AB5 Semolina Bread is my favorite bread EVER. And the new book HB5 has the most amazing recipes. Zoe and Jeff really let their imaginations go wild!

Glad you're enjoying the book and thanks so much for linking to the HBinFive Group. SU'd!!

9:04 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

What a perfect loaf of bread. It's beautiful

9:52 AM  
Blogger The Double Dipped Life said...

Both of her books are on my Christmas list! thanks for the great review!

10:44 AM  
Blogger Gabi said...

This is beautiful! My book is on its way and looking forward to the HBin5 group.

11:45 AM  
Blogger Tracey said...

I picked up this book recently too and I can't wait to bake something. Your bread looks wonderful - there really is nothing better than homemade bread!

11:57 AM  
Blogger Katrina said...

I definitely want the book as I much prefer whole grains. Is that bread 100% whole grain or does it have some all purpose flour?
Looks great!

1:54 PM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

I put this on my Christmas list! Your bread looks great!

2:09 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Michele-it really is easy. I promise:) Try it and let me know.

Katrina-there is some all purpose flour in the master recipe we tried.

2:12 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

That is some gorgeous bread! I will ask Santa for that cookbook!

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait to start baking from the book!

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Megan said...

I loved the first cookbook, so I can only imagine that the second one is even better.

4:49 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

There is nothing better than homemade bread! The loaf you made looks absolutely beautiful.

5:22 PM  
Blogger lesley living life said...

Oooh, yum! That bread looks perfect and delicious. I've heard and seen that five minute artisan bread a lot before ... I'll have to check that out.

6:09 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

Yeah pardon my language, but that book baking concept and recipes are BA. I love how lazy it is, and the bread turns out great. The hardest part is remembering to stick around the house while the bread bakes :)

6:14 PM  
Blogger Steph said...

I really like the crust of your bread!

7:31 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

beautiful bread! I'm a member of the HBin5 group too!!! Hoping to get the book for christmas

9:55 PM  
Blogger Manggy said...

A perfect loaf! Much, much better than my efforts at breadmaking, sigh :)

5:39 AM  
Blogger Gaby said...

omg can you come make fresh bread for me - this looks so delicious (and healthy!)

7:13 AM  
Blogger Cookin' Canuck said...

I'm really looking forward to checking out Zoe's new book. You've convinced me to try her bread recipe!

7:50 AM  
Blogger RecipeGirl said...

I baked my first loaf too! Now, I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to do next w/ the dough.

7:56 AM  
Blogger Clumbsy Cookie said...

I looooooooove their first book, just this lasta weekend I've made a ton of bread with their master recipe. Can't wait to explore the new one!

9:51 AM  
Anonymous Zoë François said...

Hi Maria,

Your loaf is fantastic and absolutely picture perfect! I'm so excited that you are baking from the new book and find it as easy as ABin5! :)

Thanks so much! ..and I love the picture of us! ;)


10:00 AM  
Blogger The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

I do love homemade bread!

I haven't made it in ages, so posts like this are so inspiring. I'm taking extra time off this year to bake bread for Thanksgiving, so I love seeing homemade bread posts.

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

I can't wait to get a copy of the book... Looks like wonderful bread!

12:51 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

I really need to pick up that bread cookbook. It looks wonderful.

4:29 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

I'm waiting patiently for my book. It's some where in the mail! I joined the group too. Your bread looks wonderful. Cant wait to make a loaf.

Still haven't gotten my PW cookbook. I'm bummed. :(

4:33 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

I'm waiting patiently for my book. It's some where in the mail! I joined the group too. Your bread looks wonderful. Cant wait to make a loaf.

Still haven't gotten my PW cookbook. I'm bummed. :(

4:33 PM  
Blogger Valerie said...

How fun that you got to meet her. And your bread looks totally perfect.

6:07 PM  
Blogger CookiePie said...

I got a review copy of the book and am soooo excited to try it! Hope my loaf turns out as beautiful as yours!

2:23 PM  
Blogger Kerstin said...

There's nothing better than homemade bread, looks delicious!

7:21 PM  
Anonymous Aggie said...

your bread looks FANTASTIC!!

3:49 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

This book is definitely on my want list!

8:14 PM  
Anonymous Dana said...

I have resisted getting the first book because I have read of so many errors. Glad to know that you love it though and I will give it another look.

8:49 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Next book I am picking up after I am done with this bloody Bread Baker's Apprentice. I have only heard positive from it.

8:25 AM  
Blogger Peter M said...

Maria, yesterday I saw the book on display and I pondered buying it but you're testimonial and photo of the fluffy bread's center has now convinced me. I'm "all in"!

2:58 AM  
Blogger Alicia said...

Great post - That book sounds just right! Your loaf looks delicious!

12:46 PM  
Blogger Jeff Hertzberg said...

Hi Maria:

Thanks for all the kind words, so sweet of you. Hope everyone knows that Zoe and I are still answering all questions posted to the "Comments" fields on our website (, so see you all there!

Jeff Hertzberg

7:09 AM  

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