From the authors of the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day series comes a holiday and celebration cookbook that uses the same groundbreaking quick and easy baking method.
Zoë François and Jeff Hertzberg shocked the baking world when they proved that homemade yeast dough could be stored in the refrigerator to use whenever you need it. Now, they’ve done it again with Holiday and Celebration Bread in Five Minutes a Day, a cookbook with savory, sweet, healthy, and decadent recipes for every occasion.
Every culture has its great bread traditions for holidays and celebrations—traditional Christmas loaves from Ukraine, Greece, Germany, Italy and Scandinavia; celebration breads from France and Israel; Easter breads from the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Austria to name a few. The book is chock-full of fragrant, yeasted treats made for celebrations and special occasions. All the old standbys are here, plus delicious examples from around the world. All were too time-consuming and painstaking to make at home—until now.
In 100 clear and concise recipes that build on the successful formula of their bestselling series, Holiday and Celebration Bread will adapt their ingenious approach for high-moisture stored dough to a collection of breads from the four corners of the globe. This beautiful cookbook has color photos of every bread and includes step-by-step collages. With Zoë and Jeff’s help, you’ll be creating breads that rival those of the finest bakeries in the world—with just five minutes a day of active preparation time.
About the Author
Jeff Hertzberg, co-author of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day and Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day, is a physician with 25 years of experience in health care as a practitioner, consultant, & faculty member at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is also an ardent amateur baker. Hertzberg developed a love of great bread while growing up in New York City’s ethnic patchwork of the 1960s and 70s, and he refined this love with extensive travel throughout France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Britain, and Morocco. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife and two daughters.
Zoë François is a pastry chef and baker trained at the Culinary Institute of America. With Jeff Hertzberg, M.D., she is the author of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day and Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day, and Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day. In addition to co-authoring the Bread in Five series, Zoë hosts her own TV series, Zoë Bakes, on the Magnolia Network and has written a solo cookbook, Zoë Bakes Cake. Passionate about food that is real, healthy and always delicious, François teaches baking and pastry courses nationally, is a consultant to the food industry, and creates artful desserts and custom wedding cakes. She also writes the recipe blog Zoë Bakes. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband and two sons.
Praise for Holiday and Celebration Brea in Five Minutes a Day:
"With step-by-step photographs, this book is a real confidence-booster for home cooks who wish to sharpen their bread-making skills." —Publishers Weekly
Praise for Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day
“Zoë François and Jeff Hertzberg have amazingly demystified the arcane and delightful world of artisan bread. Now, on the heels of time sensitivity (Hello… 5 minutes??? Really? Yes!), comes a baking book for the health-conscious, and it couldn’t be more timely. Bottom line, I would crawl across a desert of broken glass to hop into their loaf pan.”—Andrew Zimmern, Travel Channel host, food writer, and radio personality
“[I]t’s a vast improvement over the laborious process of making artisan breads using classic methods . . . in their new book, Hertzberg and François have gone one step further . . . baking breads that use less sugar, healthy grains, fruits and vegetables, and are friendly to those with allergies or food sensitivities.”—The Associated Press
“We tried some of the recipes; we love ’em.… Honestly, this is the nicest, softest whole wheat sandwich bread I’ve ever made.”—PJ Hamel, KingArthurFlour.com
“This is the much-anticipated sequel to the wildly popular Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day… you’ll be able to use the no-knead storage-dough method with even healthier recipes… fabulous cookbooks… yummy but easy recipes!”—Mother Earth News
Praise for The Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day Series
“Every step of Zoë and Jeff’s adventures in bread has been fascinating and delicious for us, the home bread bakers who follow them, but this book might be their most exciting yet because they’ve incorporated years of readers’ questions, problems, and discoveries into every chapter. This is truly the all-you’ve-ever-wanted-to-know edition. And there are plenty of photographs . . . at last!”—Dorie Greenspan, James Beard Award-winning author of Around My French Table and owner of Beurre & Sel cookies
“Soon the bread will be making itself… The crusty, full-flavored loaf that results may be the world’s easiest yeast bread.”—The New York Times
“Hertzberg and François’ practical, common-sense method… is, quite simply, genius.”—Chicago Tribune