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200 Fast and Easy Artisan Breads

200 Fast and Easy Artisan Breads: No-Knead, One Bowl is a wonderful bread book, especially if you are new to bread making or want quick and easy bread recipes that don’t take all day to make.

Nothing is better than the smell and taste of freshly made bread hot out of the oven.

There has been a surge of interest in bread making in recent years, as people long for the taste of homemade.

The problem has been that we don’t feel we have the time for recipes that require us to be home all day to tend to them.

Problem solved!

Judith Fertig’s recipes provide shortcuts for all the mixing, kneading and baking that takes too much time for busy home cooks. The secrets she reveals guide the home cook in preparing artisan bread in only five minutes.

Although these incredibly simple and easy recipes for delicious artisan breads aren’t ready to eat in 5 minutes, Judith shows you how to make them with just a few minutes of your time here and there.

You can actually make the dough one day, and form and bake it over a few days afterwards. Now that’s bread baking for the modern very busy baker.

The recipes are organized by difficulty to guide a baker in progressive steps. From baking a simple French loaf to pretzels, clear instructions with step-by-step illustrations assure success.

Here are some of Judith’s easy-to-make and great-tasting breads:

  • Easy artisan focaccia with rosemary
  • Greek-style pizza
  • Whole wheat pita bread
  • Braided challah
  • Butternut brioche
  • Minnesota wild rice sticks
  • Marbled bagels
  • Apple custard kuchen


There is even a chapter devoted to toppings and fillings, such as artisan butter, honeyed applesauce, and roasted garlic and onion jam.

With just one bowl and very little time, 200 Fast and Easy Artisan Breads: No-Knead, One Bowl guides any home baker to glorious fresh breads.

We have two recipes from this cookbook on the site. Have a look at:

Flaky, Buttery Croissants
Apricot and Almond Galettes
Almond and Apricot Galettes


Here are what purchasers are saying about 200 Fast and Easy Artisan Breads: No-Knead, One Bowl at

From Bronwyn W.:
This book is great- it provides easy to follow delicious recipes for no-knead artisan breads! The dough can be made ahead of time-depending on the recipe the dough can keep in the refrigerator for up to 9 days. My family has really enjoyed the homemade breads and ask for it every day!

There are several basic recipes, and then from there the basic recipes are enhanced with additional ingredients, etc. to make up to 200 variations. If you love bread, you will want to get this book. The recipes are so EASY to make!

Foodie states:
Once again Judith has knocked the ball out of the park! This book is just the answer to bread making for the home cook. You will be making bread daily with the easy directions and the wonderful end result!

You can have delicious, easy homemade bread at your Thanksgiving feast this year.
Well worth it to add to your baking collection.

C. Varry writes:
I’ve only taken this book out of the library but am I glad I did. The recipes are easy to do and come out smelling wonderful and taste great. The Oatmeal Honey bread I made is wonderful, I love oatmeal bread and this doesn’t let me down. The rolls are good, hard crust just the way they should be, and the way I like them. I’m going to be trying many, many more of the recipes and if not careful, I’ll be gaining weight. LOL. I like that everything is in one bowl, ingredients are easy to come by, and baking is a dream. Everyone I’ve let taste has agreed, this is a winner.

About the Author:
Trained at the prestigious La Verenne Ecole de Cuisine and Le Cordon Bleu, Judith Fertig is a talented food writer, cooking instructor and product spokesperson. She is also one of the best-trained barbecue experts in the country and co-wrote 300 Big and Bold BBQ & Grill Recipes with Karen Adler. She has been featured in Bon Appetit, Saveur, Better Homes & Gardens, Cooking Light, Food & Wine, Country Living and The New York Times Syndicate among other publications.

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