Excerpted from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François (Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press, LLC, 2007). The Mother Earth News editors give a big, fat stamp of approval to this incredible cookbook, which proves that there is enough time in life for baking, and that it can save you big bucks. The recipes reprinted here only hint at the numerous treats you’ll be able to create by mastering one simple technique. Check out the book for great tips and many more mouthwatering recipes (chocolate-raisin babka or homemade beignets, anyone?).
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