Baking fresh bread at home brings fragrant aromas and fresh tastes, but it also delivers a quintessential home-baking experience. Judith Fertig's recipes provide shortcuts for all the mixing, kneading and baking that takes too much time for busy home cooks. The secrets she reveals guide the home cook in preparing artisan bread in only five minutes.
The recipes are organized by difficulty to guide a baker in progressive steps. From baking a simple French loaf to pretzels, clear instructions with step-by-step illustrations assure success.
Here are some of her easy-to-make and great-tasting breads:
- Easy artisan foccaccia with rosemary
- Greek-style pizza
- Whole wheat pita bread
- Braided challah
- Butternut brioche
- Minnesota wild rice sticks
- Marbled bagels
- Apple custard kuchen.
A special chapter is devoted to toppings and fillings, such as artisan butter, honeyed applesauce, and roasted garlic and onion jam.