on 15 June 2012
I already own the other two books of the making bread in five minutes a day principle. The idea is simple: you fill a big bucket (5 liter content) with luke warm water, yiest, salt and flour (and sometimes a little bit of oil) and you stir it. After letting it rest for 2 hours, you have a beautiful bread batter (thinner and wetter than usual, but equally delicious). Then you can store it in the fridge and because you make more than you use in one day, you have an easy flat bread or pizza the next 14 days. And it works beautifully.
The normal breads taste wonderful. Eventhough there is already a basic pizza recipe in their first book, this book has a variety of this recipe. It uses no oil, some oil, a lot of oil, whole grain flour, basic white flour, unbleached flour. And the pizza's are really tasteful and quicker ready than ordering in one. And so much more tasteful, cheaper and healthier. The flat bread recipes were the reason I ordered this book and there are recipes for quick chapatis, pitas, naan f.E. And what tastes better then this bread warm from the oven? Nothing.
Warning: my husband says he is a lucky man, that I bought these books, but he has gained some weight, because he likes it so much ;-)
Watch out for the English version of the 5 minute a day bread book. It has grams in stead of cups and is somewhat cheaper. The book has no picture, the American version does.
on 17 June 2013
This book was a birthday gift for my daughter, who sat reading it for all evening after the cake had been cut - so it's a good book! She also read to me some articles, and maybe, if she can part with it, I will borrow the book and read it through myself. She certainly loved it!