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Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day

4.17  ·  Rating Details ·  243 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
From the bestselling authors of the ground-breaking Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day comes a much-anticipated new cookbook featuring their revolutionary approach to yeast dough in over 100 easy pizza and flatbread recipes.

With nearly half a million copies of their books in print, Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François have proven that people want to bake their own bread—as lon
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ebook, 320 pages
Published October 25th 2011 by Thomas Dunne Books
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Sarah
Jan 04, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Do I read cookbooks like novels? Why yes, yes I do, and they often make mighty good reads. I read Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day like a novel and was then inspired to make lots of loaves of fabulous bread. After I proceeded to eat all those loaves of fabulous bread, generally with lots of fabulous butter, I realized that the book was probably not the best book that had even been introduced to my dietary habits, and it was due back at the library anyway and the long queue of other folks inte ...more
Denise
Dec 30, 2011 Denise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day follows the highly popular Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. The authors have turned their focus to pizza, making it not only easy for every home cook to obtain the best possible results, but also making it such a quick and painless process that you will be tempted to eat pizza everyday! It has the same format as their previous books with first a master recipe, then many interesting variations. Heavy on detailed instructions, there are just a ...more
Sarah
Feb 04, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Flatbreads are my favorite use of the five-minutes-a-day, no-knead method. The pizza crust and pita I've made from this have been just as good or better than the more fancy-pants knead-y recipes, and are falling-off-a-log easy as long as you know your way around a rolling pin. (I do find that the dough is pretty stretch-able, but that leaves the outer edge thicker...which is fine for pizza and less good for pita).
Erin
Dec 27, 2014 Erin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Last night, I made my first artisan pizza. I chose my own toppings - artichokes, black olives, fresh mushrooms, basil leaves, and fresh mozzarella. Overall, it turned out quite well. Steph thought it tasted fairly authentic (though she may have just been saying that to be kind :) ) I've never tasted true Italian pizza so I have no baseline on determining authenticity.

When paging through the book, I saw that there weren't really many options for a tomato based sauce. It had a white sauce, bologn
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Monty
Jan 19, 2012 Monty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've tried a few recipes, but mostly have made pizza with good results. I like the idea of keeping unused dough in the frig until needed. The main problem for me is letting the refrigerated dough rest enough so I can roll/stretch it out without it shrinking back. If I continue with this method I will need to get a baking stone. If you are interested, I suggest starting with Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day because it also has pizza and other flat bread recipes. Here's a link to the authors' w ...more
Dorena
Jun 26, 2014 Dorena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Since I checked out The New Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day book at the library, I decided to check out the flatbread book, too. I seriously can't wait to try the Margherita Pizza (on cover). It looks delicious! I wrote down flatbreads, pizza dough, flour and corn tortilla dough, tomato sauces, bbq sauces, white sauces and other different recipes like homemade granola, coleslaw and vanilla pastry cream. This book is loaded with recipes! After all that writing, I should have just purchased the b ...more
Ami
Apr 08, 2013 Ami rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a book I would use weekly. Not only does it have easy pizza dough recipes that make it possible to bake delicious pizzas whenever you want, but the same basic recipe can be used to make pita bread and flatbread. It's fabulous. I feel this book is much stronger than the authors' first book about five minute bread, and much more useful.
Kelly
Dec 31, 2011 Kelly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The errors are fatal to recipes. Every time one fails, I go to the website and find another correction. Ugh. So, now I just stick with the bread recipes from the original book and look to this one fir new topping ideas.
Ken Fisher
Nov 03, 2013 Ken Fisher rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't find great pizza in my new area and decided to go it alone! Now, every time I make pizza, it gets better and better. I will never go back to store bought or local pizza. I read this book, and I'm on my way!
Catherine
May 20, 2013 Catherine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This very attractive book contains lots of information that will help a cook to discover the art of pizza at home. It contains a wide variety of recipes for pizza and foccacia, and will certainly inspire many imaginations.
Martha Smith
Apr 19, 2012 Martha Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book had 3 dairy-free,egg-free, gluten-free, wheat-free and yeast-free pizza crust recipes. All of their recipes have been tested and work great. I also really liked their last book Healthy Bread in 5 Minutes a Day.
Jacquie
May 27, 2014 Jacquie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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I've made many pizzas over the years with a number of dough recipes but this was insanely sticky and difficult to work with. Will NOT be using it again, so glad it's a library book because it's going back tomorrow!
Emma Frost
May 06, 2016 Emma Frost rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Artisan Pizza>
Plenty of suggestions for substitutions
Wish it had more pictures or drawings
Easy to understand
Lot of variety, lots of ideas
Fun
This book is one of my top 10 in my Cookbook holy grail. Highly recommended.
Serge Pierro
A little disappointing, considering how amazing their Artisan Bread book is - nothing overly amazing to see here. But, worth reading if you don't own the Artisan Bread book.
Chris
Apr 25, 2014 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love the idea. Love the multipurpose usage of the dough. Will keep some of it as a long term reference.
Elizabeth
Mar 16, 2012 Elizabeth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Very enjoyable reading about the dough making process, but I wasn't inspired enough to try any of the recipes.
Dawn Mielke
Aug 01, 2012 Dawn Mielke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This cookbook has some great recipes. I made one of the pizza doughs, the roti and the brioche!! They all turned out wonderful.
Elizabeth
Jan 09, 2012 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I am so into this way of making bread and now PIZZA CRUST. Tomatoes, pesto, olive oil, walnuts, homemade PIZZA CRUST? A triumph. Srsly.
Julie Bowman
Jul 29, 2012 Julie Bowman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Interesting recipes. The "5 minutes" is definitely an exaggeration. More involved.
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Jeff Hertzberg is a physician with 20 years of experience in health care as a practitioner, consultant, & faculty member at the University of Minnesota Medical School. His interests in baking & preventive health sparked a quest to apply the techniques of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day to healthier ingredients. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife & two daughters.

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