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Holiday and celebration bread in five minutes a day : sweet and decadent baking for every occasion / Zoe Franois and Jeff Hertzberg, M.D. ; photographs by Sarah Kieffer and Zoe Franois.
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Holiday and celebration bread in 5 minutes a day
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9781250077561
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First edition.
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New York : St. Martin's Press, [2018]

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xix, 378 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm
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Summary

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.


Author Notes

Zoë François is a pastry chef trained at the Culinary Institute of America. Her love of bread has enticed her to travel, looking for the world's best loaves. She also creates desserts on her pastry blog ZoeBakes.

Jeff Hertzberg, M.D. grew up eating great breads and then traveled the world looking for more. As his medical residency wound down, he started a years-long quest to figure out how to make dough that was convenient enough to use every day.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Pastry chef François and writer Hertzberg's latest installment in their Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day series collects a variety of solid recipes for celebratory breads. The authors painstakingly address how they transform traditional, time-consuming breads into refrigerated doughs that require only five minutes of prep time, and explain how several factors, such as water temperature and resting time can affect the final product. The authors provide a repertoire of basic dough recipes that are repurposed for dozens of different holiday-inspired breads. Buttermilk bread dough, for instance, can be used to make soft dinner rolls, sticky caramel nut rolls, and ricotta-stuffed savory doughnuts. In addition to western European Christmas bread staples, such as panettone and stollen, the authors include recipes from around the world, such as Turkish Ramadan pita, Mexican pan de muerto, and Ukrainian chocolate-raisin babka bundt for Easter. With step-by-step photographs, this book is a real confidence-booster for home cooks who wish to sharpen their bread-making skills. Agent: Jane Dytsel, Dystel and Goderich. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

Pastry chef François and author Hertzberg continue their "Artisan Bread" series with this volume that focuses on sweet yeast breads for celebrations and holidays. The series, first introduced in 2007 with Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, introduced the concept of preparing a no-knead wet dough that can be stored in the refrigerator for later use. All of the recipes here derive from a basic white bread master recipe with several simple variations. Recipes include flatbreads, challah and babkas, sticky buns, and doughnuts. Christmas and Easter breads from all over the world, such as stollen and hot cross buns, are a highlight. Each recipe features a photograph of the finished product. Introductory chapters on ingredients, equipment, and techniques are a bonus. VERDICT Fans of the series, as well as those just discovering the technique that avoids the traditional time-consuming and painstaking methods, will welcome this edition.-Phillip Oliver, formerly with Univ. of North Alabama, Florence © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.