Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day is available for pre-order. Plus, outdoor bread and grilled flatbread ideas…

… and it’s available for pre-order on Amazon.  We are so excited, and it comes on the heels of the Wall Street Journal’s weekend announcement that our first book, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, had made the Journal’s best-seller list for the second week in a row. Best-seller lists are not common for books that have been out for four years.  Thanks to all of you for helping our work come to fruition this way.

Our pizza book’s official publication date is October 25, 2011, so if you pre-order now, Amazon guarantees that your actual price will reflect the deepest discount they’re offering at the time the book ships (it’s 35% off list price now).

And in case you thought we stop making bread in the summer, think again. Here are some great grilled flatbread and outdoor Dutch oven baking ideas with our doughs– just click on these links:

Grilled pizza

In a Dutch Oven

Pumpernickel done on the grill

Rustic fruit tart on the gas grill

Brioche on a grill

Bread on a Coleman stove while camping

Kohlrabi Greens Pizza right on the grates

Fruit pizza on the grill baked with the stone

Grilled flatbread

Whole wheat pita on gas grill, on a stone

Limpa, in a cloche, on the grill

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58 thoughts on “Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day is available for pre-order. Plus, outdoor bread and grilled flatbread ideas…

  1. Hello Jeff & Zoe

    Out of interest, can you tell me if your editors and publisher have seen the light and included metric measurements in the recipes?

    Thanks in advance and congrats on making the WSJ list.

    Claudine in France

  2. Hi Jeff

    Thanks for the reply. I have that book (in both versions!) and I was simply wondering if your forthcoming book (Pizza & Flatbread) would also include metric measurements…?

    Claudine

  3. Congratulations Jeff and Zoë!!! I’ve both books of yours and loving ‘em. Can’t wait for this new book. The book cover looks so attractive! :-)

  4. Congrats on the best seller list! As more of us have been using your method (practicing and improving) over the last few years, the word has spread. Just recently, as a completely amateur baker, I made all the bread for a 60-person dinner using your recipes. More than a few folks were interested after seeing how easy it was!

    • Wow Sarah,

      Bread for 60 people is quite something, so glad you felt so comfortable as a baker to take that on! :)

      Cheers, Zoë

  5. I haven’t looked forward to a new book since the Harry Potter series ended but now I look forward to your new book with the same zeal. What is the next one going to be? I love how your books make me look like some great baker when in fact it is so easy my kids can do it and they often help me by making their own “kids loaf”. Thanks again

  6. Just pre-ordered my copy! I’m curious if you’ll have recipes using Italian style flour? I’ve been using that a lot for pizza lately; it’s so well-behaved compared to regular AP flour. (It sure is a long time until October…sigh.)

    • Conrad: Thanks for the kind words. My kids have been doing this since they were 4.

      Deb: Yep, we use Italian-style flour as one of many options– it’s in the manuscript. Jeff

  7. Hi, I bought the kindle version of your original book. I am thrilled as I have thrown out my sourdough starters and “weekend” bread projects.

    My question concerns your deli rye recipe’s cornstarch wash. What does the cornstarch do that a regular water wash wouldn’t ? Also why not use this wash on the basic loaf?

    Thank you for the book and reinventing home bread baking without sacrificing quality.

    • Jeff: In theory, the cornstarch wash makes for a shinier, more traditional rye crust, especially if you do a second coat 10 min before baking’s done. We tested some more, and dropped it from our second book in the rye whole grain recipes. We just didn’t find it made enough difference to justify the extra work. Jeff

  8. I am more interested in flatbread than pizza. What kinds of flatbread are included in your new book? Indian? Middle Eastern? I can’t wait for the publishing date. It will be perfect for my B-day present.

    • Shirley: It’ll have–

      Mexican corn flatbread with tomatillo and chillis
      Pita (greek, middle eastern, and turkish)
      Gluten-free
      Turkish Lahmacun (w/spiced lamb)
      Indian naan
      Rye crisps
      Chinese scallion bing
      sesame spiral flatbread
      various bread sticks
      dessert flatbreads

      … and more…

  9. On the topic of pizza, the Red Wine and Cheese bread dough from HBin5 makes a wonderful pizza crust. Yummy! Looking forward to your new book!

  10. Congratulations on the new book – the cover art is beautiful.

    A random question for you – I made yogurt last night, and strained it to make Greek yogurt. I now have a whole lot of whey! I’ve read that you can use whey in bread recipes (as a buttermilk-similar tenderizer?) and was wondering if you have any experience with this in any of your recipes? Like I said, random question, but I thought I’d ask the experts.

    • Such a weird coincidence, I strained some yogurt last night to make Greek yogurt, and it’s not something I do often. I also make my own ricotta/paneer, and I always use the whey as the liquid for bread dough. It works beautifully– a way to throw some extra nutrition into the bread.

      But I’m embarrassed to say that I can’t tell the difference in the flavor or texture of the bread! Jeff

  11. Can’t wait to get the new book! I was craving a pita pocket sandwich with hummus and veggies a few days ago, I told my mother-in-law that I’m sure there’s a recipe in HBi5M and sure enough, there was! I had a recipe of the Master dough in the fridge and while the pita bread baked I whipped up some fresh hummus and cut up some veggies from the farmers market. My 4 and 6 year old girls LOVED it! It will definitely be a staple this summer!

  12. Hi,
    I am in Australia and loving your two (so far) books. Spreading the word about your books downunder too.

    I have a question about chia seeds. Is there a way I could incorporate chia seeds into the bread. I like them for their nutritional value. They become gelatinous when they hit water so that could be interesting when they hit the wet dough? Have you tried them? Would they be able to last 2 weeks like the dough?
    Many thanks in advance! Have a great Sunday!
    Katherine

    • Katherine: Have not tried, could swap for caraway seeds and see what happens– interested to hear, please check back with your result. Jeff

  13. Dear Jeff and Zoe,

    Congrats on your new book!

    After being a passionate baker for awhile now, I think I may need to switch to gluten free baking. I got talking to a gluten free customer about her symptoms, and they matched my recently-acquired symptoms! I’m getting tested right now.

    I’m determined to figure out ways to make nice fluffy loaves of bread. I am going to have to pull out all the tricks to do this!

    I can’t use vital wheat gluten, but I notice that the Hodgen’s Mill brand includes Vitamin C. I remember an old breadmachine book saying that vitamin C can help breads rise.

    Do you have any suggestions on using Vitamin C in gluten free breads?

    I’m also glad you are including gluten free pizzas in your new book.

    Thanks,

    Judy

    • Hi Judy,

      That is an interesting question, the acid in vitamin C strengthens the gluten in the dough, so I’m not sure it would have any significant influence in g-f breads? Try adding a small amount and see if it makes a difference.

      Thanks, Zoë

  14. I made your original Challah Recipe tonight and it came out good texturewise and looked great. The flavor was not great. It was missing some sweetness to it. I used Brummel and Brown yogurt butter, and used 2 cups of cake flour because I ran out of the regular stuff. Other than that I followed the recipe. Think the missing butter it?

    • Jeff: Did you decrease the salt? Or the honey? Have you made it before following the recipe exactly and found the flavor to be better? Any chance your cake flour is old? Stale flour gives a flat taste.

      What’s yogurt butter? Jeff

    • that shouldn’t be such a big deal, not sure. Main question– when you follow the recipe exactly, if it’s to your liking, then the changes are the problem. jeff

  15. Hi Jeff and Zoe,
    Can the Olive Spelt Bread in HBin5 be made without the olives? I’m the only one in my family that likes them …

    Thanks!

  16. Hi Zoe,

    Is there a difference between protein and gluten in flours?? Because of the my flour sites said it strenghtened protein bonds. If that’s true, garbanzo bean flour has higher protein than rice flour (same source). And vitamin C would help protein, and not just gluten.

    I tried making a bread with the olive oil gt stored dough, and it didn’t rise after the suggested time. The next time, I tried bringing the bucket to more room temperature, putting the amount of dough in loaf pan. I put the loaf pan in the microwave to rise, along with a steaming cup of water. Much better rise.

    It seems that keeping everything warm helps. Another site (when I want to learn, I really go for it!) said to keep g-f flours in fridge so they won’t go stale quickly. However, mix up the flours and leave them on the counter overnight so they are room temp so they are ready to bake.

    It may be hard for me to isolate what’s helping, so I’m trying to add only one thing at a time.

    Be well,

    Judy

    • Judy: Gluten is a type of protein that forms from precursors that occur in wheat, barley, and rye. So most of the protein in wheat is comprised of the gluten precursors. Other grains have protein, but it’s not that stretchy gluten. If you leave out the vital wheat gluten in our second book, you’re going to have a hard time storing the dough.

      Warmth, etc., all good, but can’t replace gluten. Making flatbreads will help if results are denser than you’d like. Jeff

  17. Hi jeff it was my first time making the challah. Would you recommend more honey to get it a kittle sweeter?

    • Hi Jeff,

      You can add a few more tablespoons of honey or sugar to the challah without changing anything else in the recipe. Beyond that and you will need to make other adjustments.

      Thanks, Zoë

  18. Dear Jeff,

    Thus, the challenge in making gluten free breads to be fluffy!!! Is it chemically impossible?

    Judy

    PS–I love your challah recipe, but have found that sugar is much sweeter than honey. Maybe Jeff Feldman can try some honey?

    • Hi Judy,

      Light and fluffy are not words that are normall associated with g-f breads. Our g-f brioche is lighter than the others, but I’m not sure that is the texture you are going for either?

      Thanks, Zoë

  19. Thanks Jeff! I have a half batch of the Olive Spelt dough sans Olives in my fridge … I thought that there may need to be adjustment re the salt from the olives and perhaps some extra moisture from them as well. This is my first time using spelt, so am excited :)

    • Cindy: our stuff is pretty salty in the first place, play with the salt level to your taste, go to the FAQs tab above and click on “Salt…” Jeff

  20. I have the Healthy Bread in 5 book and I’ve been wondering which recipe would be the best to use for sub-type sandwiches?

  21. Olive Spelt Bread sans Olives worked wonderfully without modifications (re salt). I wish I could transmit that wonderful smell of this loaf over the internet. Spelt is wonderful :)

  22. Hi…I recently bought Kindle version of your book…loved it…and tried the Master Recipe….excellent outcome…..loved it…..but I have a question about rolling dough for a pizza….

    The dough really wouldnt roll nicely….would spring back to smaller shape than I rolled….I wanted thinner crust….so any tips to prevent this?
    I used Master Recipe dough for pizza.

    • Nia: If you’re having trouble with springback, just let the dough rest as soon as it starts behaving that way. Come back to the partially-rolled out dough in 5 min (10, the max), and it will miraculously have “relaxed.” Jeff

  23. Hello,
    I was curious about how many NEW recipes will be included in the new book? BTW I made the olive rosemary buns published in Cooking Club magazine and they are now my favorite bun/bread.

  24. 100 new recipes, now I am extra excited about getting my hands on this new book. I am definitely enjoying the others so if the next few months fly by we’ll have that book in no time.

  25. Do you have a pizza recipe that uses a high gluten flour such as King Arthur Sir Lancelot? I really don’t think you can make an adequate NY-style pizza crust with all-purpose flour.

    • Hi Jonas,

      You can use a higher protein flour, but you will have to increase the water. We have recipes that use all kinds of flours to achieve different types of crust.

      Thanks, Zoë

    • Hi Jeremy,

      I do that after I make yogurt. I prefer it with half water, half whey, but you can do any ratio you choose.

      Enjoy! Zoë

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