I own the original book by Jeff Hertzberg, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day and love it! The Healthy bread version came out this last year. The book contains additional clarification on how to mix and cook up your dough and recipes that really do make the bread healthier. Hertzberg and Francois developed recipes using whole grain, fruits, vegetables, and non-gluten ingredients.
I did not actually try any of the recipes in the Healthy bread version. I love the basic bread recipe in the original. But I may go back and review some of the options to add whole grains. You don't necessarily need both books, so it is entirely up to you which direction you wish to go.
There is at least one important additional instruction in the Healthy bread book. When adding water to the pan in the oven, make sure not to spill any water. The cold water hitting the glass of your oven door may cause it to crack! This must have happened to enough people for them to issue that warning.
Book rating: 5 stars
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