Please Pass the Butter

March 15, 2010 @ 7:08 pm | Filed under: Breadmaking

1) Because he loves me;

2) Because he reads my Facebook page and saw that my old boss left a comment recommending it;

3) Because lately we seem to be going through three loaves a week…

my husband bought me a copy of, yes, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.

Looks like it might be time to dust off my old bread blog.

Thanks, honey. I’ll save you an extra-thick slice.


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  1. Oh, my children think that book is the best thing that ever happened to them! The authors have a blog, too and they’ve got videos and FAQs and all sorts of useful information there.

  2. I also have this book and like it a lot. I think I have the first edition and there were a ton of errors so be sure to check their website for errata (like in the amount of yeast!) Other than that, the olive oil bread is my go to favorite for just about everything. So tasty!

  3. We LOVE this book! My oldest Cubkid makes boule all the time. It’s wonderful!

  4. Aww, you’re going to love it! You’re going to wonder why you ever spent hours kneading, punching, and rising. I will never buy a $4 baguette again.

  5. I love this book too! My seven year old can just about make the peasant bread by herself. So easy, so tasty!

  6. Another HUGE ABin5 lover here! I’d never made bread before (the yeast and timing seemed so intimidating) I’d asked for this book for Christmas ’08. It has made a huge difference — being able to have homemade bread that I control the ingredients in has been wonderful. I’m now usually asked (or expected) to bring bread to family and friends’ houses.

    I now have the Healthy Bread in 5 (Christmas ’09) and have made a few things from that. I’m mostly tending to combine the concepts a bit — making a more rye and more whole wheat version of the European Peasant bread.

    I like that most of the recipes are very flexible — I can add oat bran, wheat bran, ground flax seed — etc. when I feel like it.

  7. Mmmmm… I will need to look into getting this book!

  8. This book will change your life (well, it’s changed mine, anyway ;-). Over the winter I’d guess that 3/4 of our suppers were homemade soup and peasant bread- yum!

  9. Awesome…I need to get that book! As a literary aside…have you seen this program from Powell’s…http://www.powells.com/indiespensable/past_installments.html

    Indiespensable! If oyu scroll down, there’s some crow business that might interest you!

  10. This is one of my favorite cookbooks. It’s especially useful when I get on a soup-making kick. Mmm.

  11. Best bread ever! Enjoy!

  12. Yesterday I made the buttermilk bread recipe on page 207…DELICIOUS!!!!

  13. Hmmm…this book is making the rounds of my blog and Facebook reading lately. I just picked up the Healthy Bread in 5 Minutes cookbook this week and will be trying my first batch tonight. We’re especially looking forward to some whole wheat bagels. Let us know how things turn out!

  14. You’d better dust off the bread blog. Share some of the goodness with the rest of us.

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  16. When I 1st saw the post-I thought it was going to say he baked you that loaf of bread!

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