Sunday, February 7, 2010

New favorite cookbook

For Christmas, my Mom got me a copy of Peter Reinhart's new book Artisan Breads Every Day. It's like a perfect meld of his award winning The Bread Baker's Apprentice, mixed with the newly popular Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. This book teaches you to make all kinds of beautiful gourmet breads with minimal effort. What can be better?

I made the cinnamon rolls from The Bread Baker's Apprentice several years ago, and they were amazing--just like the one's from Ann Sather in Chicago. So naturally, I had to see how the easy version of this recipe would go. And let me tell you, they turned out beautifully and couldn't have been easier. If you're looking for a good book to start bread baking, I highly recommend Artisan Breads Every Day!

Sorry folks, these beauties are long gone.


Anonymous said...

Very nice pictures... I just buy the book via the french amazon bookshop.I will try to cook them for my family.
many thxs for this nice idea.
It 's nice also to read you again.
hope not have done too many mistakes in my writing.
lydie from the south of france.

Susan said...

Wow, you Mom must be really nice! You make them look so good and so easy. They would be perfect for that family get together..Christmas or something. Do you ship to Australia?

Unknown said...

Peter Reinhart is a great source of knowlegde. He works at our local Johnson & Wales here in Charlotte and appears on our local NPR station- Charlotte Talks frequently. I love hearing the episodes when he is on. You can check out some of the archives through

By the way, I am currently knitting your beautiful Shalom pattern. Thank you for sharing it.

Jodi said...

Those look absolutely delicious! I'm a big fan of the bread techniques in these books.

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I usually let things like that roll off my back, but I've come to realize that nothing will change unless I speak up.

Spinning Ninny said...

Ahhh! These look lovely. Also, thanks for the blurb about the cookbook. :) I love Anne Sather!