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Friday, January 29, 2010

How To Get a No Knead Bread Book for a Dollar

And the giveaway winner!

Thanks to everybody who entered our recent giveaway for a hardcover copy of Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day. It's been lots of fun to read all your comments and opinions about the no knead bread phenomenon.

Beth and I are already planning some more great bread book giveaways, but in the meantime, all of you no knead bread fans might be interested in a special little offer from Fleischmann's Yeast—a copy of
The Bread Breakthrough by Nancy Baggett for just a dollar.

Nancy Baggett is the author of
Kneadlessly Simple: Fabulous, Fuss-Free, No-Knead Breads, as well as over a dozen other cookbooks. The Bread Breakthrough is a 48-page book that includes 8 of Nancy's favorite no knead bread recipes, with full color photos of each.

You can order a copy
here (click on 'website' in the drop down menu at the top of the page for The Bread Breakthrough order form to appear). Or, iff you have trouble printing out the form, simple send your name and mailing address along with $1 for shipping and handling to:

Fleischmann's Bread Breakthrough
Offer 29737
P. O. Box 5207
Clinton, IA 52736-5207

Limit one recipe book per name, address or household, while supplies last. Sorry, but I don't know if they'll accept international orders. You can read more about The Bread Breakthrough recipe book in
this article on Grit magazine's website, which includes a recipe for Kneadlessly Simple Easy Oat Bread.

© 2010 AYearInBread.com, the kneadlessly addicted to bread baking blog where we're in the middle of another snowstorm here on the farm, and I just cooked up a big pot of soup, which means as soon as I finish clomping around outside doing chores, it's time to bake some bread! A batch of Farmhouse White is definitely on the agenda, but I also have a hankering for some of those crusty Four Hour Parisian Daily Baguettes I love so much. With temperatures expected to plunge to zero this weekend, I think I'll just crank up the oven and keep it cranked!
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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Are You a No Knead Bread Baker?

Win a Copy of Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day!


Grilled Mozzarella on Susan's No Knead Italiano Bread

It's been over three years since 'no knead' bread practically took over the world. Who knew one little article in the New York Times would have such a global phenomenon, but it definitely did. The most wonderful thing to come from this craze? A whole slew of people who were inspired and unintimidated enough to start baking their own bread. Woohoo!

I wrote about my experiences with Jim Lahey's original no knead bread recipe that appeared in Mark Bittman's New York Times column—including how and why I quit baking it in a Dutch oven—on Farmgirl Fare back in December 2006. Jim, who is the founder of New York's famed Sullivan Street Bakery, (finally!) has a new book out called My Bread: The Revolutionary No-Work, No-Knead Method.

Here at A Year in Bread, we each made some sort of no knead bread during the second month of our first baking year in 2007. Kevin decided to try making some No Knead English Muffins, Beth came up with a beautiful Little Bit Twisted, Kinda Nuts, noKnead Oatmeal Toasting Bread (which was inspired by her Cinnamon Spice Pecan Swirl version of my popular Oatmeal Toasting Bread), and I took the ingredients I use to make Italian sausage and created No Knead Italiano Bread, which makes fabulous grilled cheese sandwiches.

In 2007, Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois came out with a book called Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery that Revolutionizes Home Baking, which now has a whopping 200,000+ copies in print. We somehow missed the five minute bread craze, but food bloggers all over the world are still writing and raving about the technique and recipes in this bestselling book.

Jeff and Zoe have now written a second book called Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day: 100 New Recipes Featuring Whole Grains, Fruits, Vegetables, and Gluten-Free Ingredients, which adapts their super-fast method for the health-conscious baker. Many of the recipes are even 100% whole grain.

Loaf of twisted, nutty, oatmeal noKnead bread
Beth's Little Bit Twisted, Kinda Nuts, noKnead Oatmeal Toasting Bread

Beth and I both received review copies of this new book from the publisher, and we're looking forward to doing some test baking from it soon. In the meantime, we're giving away a hardcover copy of Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day to one A Year in Bread reader!

Just leave a comment in this post telling us something—anything—about no knead bread. Are you a big fan? Did you start baking bread because of it? Have you come up with your own personalized no knead bread recipe that you just can't stop baking? Do you have a favorite recipe from, or something to say about, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day? If you've written about no knead bread on your own blog or shared photos on flickr, you're welcome to include a link in your comment.

One entry per person please. We moderate comments, so if yours doesn't show up right away, there's no need (ha ha) to leave another one. You can enter through next Wednesday, January 27th, and we'll choose and announce a random winner on Thursday or Friday. Please check back to see if you've won, especially if we have no way to get a hold of you (for example, if you have a blogger profile, is it public and does it list your correct e-mail address?). Sorry, but the book is being sent from the publisher and can only be shipped to a U.S. address.

Good luck! We can't wait to hear what you all have to say about no knead bread.

© Copyright 2010 AYearInBread.com the book loving bread baking blog where one of our goals this year is to bake more recipes from our dozens of beautiful bread books!
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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: English Muffin Love