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My Cooking Revelation

I had heard about the new cookbook--Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.  But I most assuredly thought it was one of those, too-good-to-be-true scenarios.  I was wonderfully proven wrong.

Using their Master Recipe, Dan and I whipped up bread that was of equal quality as any I had slaved, punched, kneaded, pounded, shaped, let rise, punched, kneaded again, and baby-sat all day long.  But this one, really did only take me 5 minutes of my active attention--and no more than 5 pieces (container, measuring cups, spoon, and baking dish) of dishes of clean-up.   After some initial trepidation about buying the book or not, as we smelled that first loaf baking in the oven, we hovered over the "place order" button.  That first bite it was clinched it for us.

Here are links to other great recipes on their website!  I hope you enjoy exploring as much as I do!!! (One of the things that I love about them, is that they very commonly use honey as a sweetener, if the recipe even calls for it, as opposed to sugar or other non-farm-produceable items!)

Apple Pear Coffee Cake
Apple, Ham, and Blue Cheese Tart
Brioche, Whole Wheat
Brotchen, German-Style Rolls
Challah Bread
Chocolate Bread
Grilled Flatbread
Pumpernickle, Whole Grain
Soft Pretzels
Sweet Provecal Flatbread with Anise Seeds 

And when I'm more adventurous... (btw, they mentioned that you can substitute Brioche for puff pastry in recipes...definitely something I'd like to do in my own cooking rather than paying for the store-bought stuff!)

Julia Child's Beef Wellington with Brioche Crust 


  1. Oh, Paige,
    I have been so tempted to buy this book! I am glad to hear you like it. I will add it to my list of things to purchase later down the road!
    thanks for the links. I am going to try the homemade soft pretzels...I can smell them now.
    love ya,


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