Rosemary Flax Baguette [recipe] – Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day Cookbook Giveaway

Fresh Rosemary and Ground Flaxseed for Bread

The entry period for this giveaway is now closed (though you are welcome to comment anyway). Stay tuned for the winner announcement, and in the meantime, make sure to enter all of our open giveaways

Our 4th Birthday Giftaways continue! This giveaway is a quickie because Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day needs no introduction.

But just in case there are two or three of you who have been stuck under an overturned mixing bowl for the last few years, all you need to know is that this is the second book from chef Zoe Francois, who started the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day revolution, who happens to blog at ZoeBakes, and who contributes her gorgeous breads and pastries to ZoeBakes on TasteSpotting.
Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day Cookbook
Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day is based on the no-knead method of baking bread, but includes whole grains, fruits, vegetables and gluten-free ingredients. You just mix all the ingredients at once, let it all sit for two hours, then shape and bake the bread. Because the recipes are made for big batches and can be doubled, you can refrigerate the dough and freshly bake healthy breads like Pesto Pine Nut Bread, Rosemary Potato Dinner Rolls with Salt Crust (!), Red Wine and Cheese Bread, and Avocado Guacamole Bread (!!).

And it’s not just savory bread. There are recipes for sweet sticky buns, cupcakes and omgkindofamazing Indian Spiced Doughnuts. (An advance note to whomever wins this cookbook: Please make the doughnuts. Love, TasteSpotting.)

How to Enter the Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day Giveaway:

Almost as easy as baking bread in five minutes, this giveaway has only one step:

Leave a comment on this post with your favorite kind of bread.

Don’t worry if you don’t like bread. Just make something up because it doesn’t matter what you say, it only matters that you do say something because we’re going to pick the “winner” randomly from the comments.

We know no one like to be the first, so we’ll start. Our favorite bread is any sort of chewy bread gaudily over-studded with roasted garlic cloves.

Good luck! The deadline to enter is midnight Friday January 28. Make sure to enter your email address in the space provided address so we can contact you if you’re chosen!

And just because only one person wins, we’re including a recipe for Rosemary Flax Baguette from the book for everyone else.

Rosemary Flax Baguette

“…This book is about healthy breads and we would be remiss not to include those made with flax, which has some powerful health effects and a mild nutty flavor…”

makes enough for 8 1/2-pound loaves (recipe can be doubled or halved)


½ cup ground flaxseed
3 cups whole wheat flour
4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
½ cup wheat germ
1½ tablespoon granulated yeast, or 2 packets
1 tablespoon kosher salt (or to taste)
¼ cup vital wheat gluten
3½ cups lukewarm water
½ cup olive oil
3 tablespoons fresh rosemary, minced, plus sprigs to decorate top
egg white wash


Prepare the Bread Dough:

Whisk together the flaxseed, flours, wheat germ, yeast, salt and vital wheat gluten in a 5-quart bowl, or a lidded (not airtight) food container.

Add the water, olive oil, and minced rosemary and mix without kneading, using a spoon, a 14-cup food processor, (with dough attachment), or a heavy-duty stand mixer (with paddle). You might need to use wet hands to get the last bit of flour to incorporate if you’re not using a machine.

Cover (not airtight), and allow the dough to rest at room temperature until it rises and collapses (or flattens on top), approximately 2 hours.

The dough can be used immediately after its initial rise, though it is easier to handle when cold. Refrigerate it in a lidded (not airtight) container and use over the next 10 days. The flavor will be best if you wait for at least 24 hours of refrigeration.

Bake the Bread:

On baking day, dust the surface of the refrigerated dough with flour and cut off a ½-pound (orange-size) piece. Dust the piece with more flour and quickly shape it into a ball by stretching the surface of the dough around to the bottom on all four sides, rotating the ball a quarter turn as you go.

Elongate the ball into a baguette shape, or use the letter-fold technique to get a perfect tapered result. Allow to rest, loosely covered with plastic wrap, on a pizza peel prepared with cornmeal or lines with parchment paper for 40 minutes (20 minutes if you’re using fresh, unrefrigerated dough). Alternatively, you can rest the dough on a silicone mat, a greased cookie sheet, or a baguette pan, without using a pizza peel.

Thirty minutes before baking time, preheat the oven to 450 degree F, with a baking stone placed on the middle rack. Place an empty metal broiler tray on any other rack that won’t interfere with the rising bread.

Just before baking, use a pastry brush to paint the top with egg white wash and then slash the loaf with ¼-inch-deep parallel cuts using a serrated bread knife. Decorate the top of the loaf by poking a few rosemary sprigs into the cut part of the dough, laying them flat against the loaf.

Slide the loaf directly onto the hot stone (or place the silicone mat or cookie sheet on the stone if you used one). Pour 1 cup of hot tap water into the broiler tray, and quickly close the oven door. Bake for about 25 minutes, until richly browned and firm. If you used parchment paper, a silicone mat, or a cookie sheet, carefully remove it and bake the loaf directly on the stone or an oven-rack two-thirds of the way through baking. Smaller or larger loaves will require adjustments in resting and baking times.

Allow the bread to cool on a rack before slicing or eating.

by Sarah J. Gim on January 26, 2011 · 413 comments


Ashley January 27, 2011 at 2:44 pm

I love ALL bread. I could eat bread at every meal of every day. If I had to choose a favorite, it might be Caraway Rye… or Roasted Garlic Italian loaf from Wegmans.

Sarah @ OC2Seattle January 27, 2011 at 2:44 pm

My hands-down favorite bread is the classic French baguette – preferably in France because they have different flour – we just can’t replicate that taste in the U.S. unless we engage in some flour smuggling . . . .hmmmm . . .

Emily January 27, 2011 at 2:46 pm

I love bread! but at the moment (subject to change at any given time
) my favorite is fresh foccacia with rodemary and kalamata olives. it’s so crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside with such flavor!

Dominique (De vous à moi...) January 27, 2011 at 2:53 pm

I love bread made with buckwheat flour…

Tam January 27, 2011 at 3:01 pm

My fave bread is probably a really good baguette or a good, simple foccacia

Melissa January 27, 2011 at 3:06 pm

whole grain bread with plenty of nuts and a hint of honey!

wgfoodie January 27, 2011 at 3:14 pm

I’m actually a fan of sprouted grain bread (as odd or bland as that may sound). I’ve gotten so used to it and love the health benefits and the fact that it doesn’t leave me feeling bloated afterward.

denise January 27, 2011 at 3:14 pm

I love focaccia bread (Proscuitto and tomato are my favorite toppings)

Mel January 27, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Nothing beats a true French baguette! It goes with everything – for breakfast with jam, with cheese, you can make garlic bread, etc.

Julia January 27, 2011 at 3:48 pm

A dark, sour, German wheat with lots of different seeds and grains – nutty and toothsome!

Sara January 27, 2011 at 3:49 pm

My favorite bread is a French baguette! But, I love all kinds of fresh homemade bread! Nothing is better

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Jessica January 27, 2011 at 3:49 pm

My absolute favorite is fresh from the oven garlic french bread with a basalmic vinegar and oil dipping plate. YUM!

Beverley Leek January 27, 2011 at 3:50 pm

I love Soda Farl. It’s great toasted with Cheese and Tomato on the top. Toast again for a lovely grilled taste. Yum!!!

domynoe January 27, 2011 at 3:50 pm

I love bread, period. But my favorite right now would have to be the Wheat-Rye I make for the family. Recipe here:

Mish January 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm

My moms homemade sourdough…mmmm.

Marisa January 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Semolina bread is one of my favorites… but I love all kinds!

Christine January 27, 2011 at 3:54 pm

I love bread that’s chewy and dense, and preferably made with a natural starter instead of yeast.

Debbie Barnett January 27, 2011 at 3:54 pm

I love bread as well, especially anything with rosemary, garlic and olive oil. I am apparently one of those people who has been hiding in an overturned mixing bowl because this is the first I’ve heard of the book! Probably because I’ve been avoiding bread – but now I want to try ALL the recipes in it! Would love to win a copy…

Happy 4th birthday!

Melina January 27, 2011 at 3:54 pm

My favourite bread EVER is this very dark, heavy, corase Danish rye bread. No caraway seeds. And I can’t find it anywhere but in the little Danish bakery in my parents’ home town, which is sadly 10 hours’ drive away from where I now live. I love it so much that I routinely pack two or three loaves in my suitcase to bring back with me whenever I go out there for a visit :)

Suzanne R January 27, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Gosh there are so many great breads, but I find myself loving those pecan raisin multigrain breads or rolls you get at some restaurants. I have to figure out how to make it.

Gillian M January 27, 2011 at 3:59 pm

I especially love caramelised onion and sun dried tomato bread mmmmm

Elaine M January 27, 2011 at 4:00 pm

I love honey whole wheat bread.

Dana January 27, 2011 at 4:00 pm

good sourdough bread is definitely a favorite of mine.

Jenny January 27, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Sourdough is definitely my favorite. Walnut wheat sourdough makes the best grilled cheese!

Caly January 27, 2011 at 4:07 pm

I really love a nice crispy baguette.

Melanie January 27, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Rye. Reminds me of when I was little :)

Kathy Altman January 27, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Kalamata Olive Bread

lisa arana January 27, 2011 at 4:13 pm

I LOVE multigrain breads! This is right up my alley!!!

Eric January 27, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Focaccia, love them love them love them.

Anna January 27, 2011 at 4:13 pm

My favorite bread is my family’s homemade Italian bread. An unchanged recipe passed down through generations.

Mimi January 27, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Pizza dough!

Allison Kays January 27, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Homemade Monkey Bread

Ally January 27, 2011 at 4:15 pm

I love a baguette that’s still warm from the oven. Or! This rosemary olive oil loaf… delicious!

Tazeen January 27, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Nothing can beat a fresh French baguette straight from the oven… mmmm

Mercina January 27, 2011 at 4:18 pm

How exciting! I love making bread!

rita January 27, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Roastd Garlic Bread from Wegmans OR pretzel rolls also from Wegmans!

NancyO January 27, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Thick slice of warm whole wheat bread with butter.

Jenn January 27, 2011 at 4:23 pm


Heidi January 27, 2011 at 4:24 pm

I really love any bread. I’ve been making a whole wheat version of the NY Times no knead bread with feta and rosemary mixed in. Yum!

Natash January 27, 2011 at 4:25 pm

I really love crusty on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside artisan breads. And any that I can make in 5 min… well sign me up! MMM… BREAD!

rachel January 27, 2011 at 4:25 pm

whole wheat sandwich bread!

Catie January 27, 2011 at 4:25 pm

I love all kinds of bread, but right now I am really loving sourdough!

Amy T January 27, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Hands-down favorite’s gotta be a sour dough baguette. Ohhh the glorious humanity of it all!

Emily January 27, 2011 at 4:27 pm

My favorite kind of bread is French bread, which is common here in South Louisiana. It’s best slathered in goat cheese or dipped in tomato soup.

April K January 27, 2011 at 4:27 pm

I just love bread. :o)

Stephanie January 27, 2011 at 4:28 pm

My favorite bread is sourdough!

Jenn January 27, 2011 at 4:30 pm

I love any bread that’s homemade. Tonight it was a wheat batter bread with soup.

Sarah January 27, 2011 at 4:30 pm

A toss up between cracked wheat and fig anise bread.

Liza January 27, 2011 at 4:31 pm

My favorite type of bread, raising bread -toasted with butter and fresh coffee or latte on a beautiful morning

Kate F. January 27, 2011 at 4:32 pm

i love all bread ever, however, my favorite is a crusty, whole wheat, blue cheese-walnut boule. *drool*

Judy Utsler January 27, 2011 at 4:32 pm

I love bread, in general–bagels, French Bread, Italian, Challah, Foccacia–almost any of it. I especially love Rosemary Olive Oil Baguette….Mmmmmm

haj January 27, 2011 at 4:32 pm

My favorite bread is whole wheat toast with butter, used to sop up eggs over easy.

maryJane January 27, 2011 at 4:32 pm

panda bread is the best !!!

Tina January 27, 2011 at 4:33 pm

My favorite is sourdough bread with some type of soup in it so it sucks up all the flavors. Yum! I also like banana nut bread. I love bread in general.

Natalie Price January 27, 2011 at 4:35 pm

I LOVE fresh baguette!!!

miriam January 27, 2011 at 4:37 pm

pompe a’ l’huile!

Kelly Edm January 27, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Picking a favorite bread is hard! I love soft, chewy bread, but I am also a sucker for crusty, rustic bread.

Jim January 27, 2011 at 4:42 pm

I love all bread! Corn bread is one of my favorites!!

Andy January 27, 2011 at 4:43 pm

i love rosemary bread!

jacq January 27, 2011 at 4:44 pm

STOLLEN!!! (with Marzipan of course!)

Jen OLeary January 27, 2011 at 4:47 pm

I adore roasted garlic french bread with whole cloves of garlic baked in…

Quinn January 27, 2011 at 4:48 pm

I love sourdough bread.

Jessie January 27, 2011 at 4:48 pm

honey whole wheat…sweet and nutty…yum

LeeYong January 27, 2011 at 4:50 pm

At the moment it would have to be baguette with a pate fermentee. It’s totally awesome! The holey inside and then the crust – oh my!
Thanks for the giveaway!
p.s. hoping I will wn this book – looks great!

Happy baking!

Raissa A January 27, 2011 at 4:51 pm

I love me some homemade foccacia. And making pizza out of foccacia to boot.

Kristene January 27, 2011 at 4:53 pm

how do you choose? good bread is like wine, completely depends on seasonality, the time of day, and your mood.

michele January 27, 2011 at 4:53 pm


Mo Chen January 27, 2011 at 5:00 pm

My favorite bread is pain au levain, sour but not overwhelming!

Catharine January 27, 2011 at 5:02 pm

favorite bread is ciabatta!

kaysee January 27, 2011 at 5:04 pm

I would have to say, rosemary focaccia bread.

Kristine Suh January 27, 2011 at 5:05 pm

I love ANYTHING that has any resemblance to bread.
But my favorite has to be Rosemary, Onion, Olive Oil Focaccia bread. Every time I make it, it seems to disappears in a few minutes.

carolynn January 27, 2011 at 5:08 pm

sourdough. hands down.

Vince January 27, 2011 at 5:08 pm

where do I start…..I love miltigrain bread, olive bread and corn bread but my all time favourite would have to be with procuitto and romano cheese and lots of pepper. YUM!!!

Mary B January 27, 2011 at 5:08 pm

a good, crusty loaf, lightly toasted, with roasted garlic spread on top.

Valerie J. January 27, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Anadama bread… its a New England thing. It has molasses and corn meal and it delicious especially as toast.

karen January 27, 2011 at 5:12 pm


Bryanna K. January 27, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Sourdough! I could eat it all day long!

Sarah January 27, 2011 at 5:16 pm

I love sweetbread!

Angela Gilley January 27, 2011 at 5:17 pm

My favorite type of bread would be Rye. Or pumpernickel . I love bread … grainy wholesome dense

Cathy January 27, 2011 at 5:17 pm

I love a really good challah–toasted!

Marge January 27, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Baguettes are my favorite with banana bread coming in second.

Julie January 27, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Oooh, my fave would be a toss-up between a wholemeal sunflower seed loaf and a fresh French baguette. Mmmmm.

Karla January 27, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Sourdough! all day, everyday

Lara January 27, 2011 at 5:22 pm

My favorite kind of bread – a good grainy, oat-y bread. The more grains and oats the better.

Lillian January 27, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Fresh baguettes are da best! Nom nom nom

Siyi January 27, 2011 at 5:23 pm

I loveeee banana bread!

Mika January 27, 2011 at 5:24 pm

My husband bakes fresh bread almost every week and it is all so tasty. But if it isn’t something he made, I love a good sourdough!

Stephanie January 27, 2011 at 5:26 pm

I love all bread, especially when it’s still warm from the oven. I especially love Focaccia, though.

Blair January 27, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Baguette sésame from Maison de Keyser in Paris. Oh my god, the sesame! The crust! I could go on…

Jo January 27, 2011 at 5:33 pm

a multigrain boule or a kalamata olive with rosemary and roasted garlic batard.

Shaina January 27, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Focaccia with rosemary and garlic <3

Brigitte January 27, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Right now, my favorite bread is the garlic, thyme and sea salt focaccia bread I made (twice) during my last vacations.

Nate January 27, 2011 at 5:35 pm

jalapeno cheddar bread

Ana January 27, 2011 at 5:36 pm

My favourite bread is potato scallion. It’s so soft yet so dense. Delicious!

Christine January 27, 2011 at 5:37 pm

I love steamed buns. But my favorite baked bread is ciabatta!

Erin January 27, 2011 at 5:44 pm

I like a hearty, homemade wheat bread with lots of seeds.

Reney January 27, 2011 at 5:47 pm

I love pumpernickel.

Marleigh January 27, 2011 at 5:49 pm

James Beard’s Buttermilk White. Supermegadelicious.

Starla January 27, 2011 at 5:49 pm

I love all bread, but my favorite is a classic french baguette (with some goat cheese spread on it).

emily January 27, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Making bread brings up back to our roots on our ancestors….I just love it!!!

Inger January 27, 2011 at 5:59 pm

I love Portuguese Sweet Bread. Yummmmmmmmmmmmm!

heather January 27, 2011 at 5:59 pm

My take on Whole Foods’ Seeduction bread. Perfect for toasting, nibbling and everything in between!



Jill January 27, 2011 at 6:02 pm

I love pumpernickel … think that is the right spelling.

Marcela Huerta January 27, 2011 at 6:02 pm

My favourite kind of bread is the kind my mom has always made. They’re just small buns of regular white bread but there’s something about the way she makes it that’s so amazing. She still makes it for me when she visits me in Vancouver, or when I visit her in Victoria.

Waneta January 27, 2011 at 6:02 pm

I LOVE all bread!!!! Especially chewy breads as well as crunchy whole grains and roasted garlic cloves!!!

Kara Olson January 27, 2011 at 6:05 pm

My favorite kind of bread is cinnamon rolls!

Megan January 27, 2011 at 6:06 pm

I love foccacia bread seasoned with olive oil and fresh herbs. Having it homemade is the best way to eat it too! I can’t resist that freshly baked taste. Yum!

Melinda January 27, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Rye bread, toasted and slathered with butter or runny egg yolks..mmm.

Asia January 27, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Definitely pão de queijo! This bread is the best for when you want a quick delicious treat, or as an easy appetizer when you have friends over. You can’t help but pop these things one after another as soon as you taste one,

Marie-Dominique January 27, 2011 at 6:10 pm

My favorite bread is one I used to find at my local bakery on week-ends: it’s called the Noemia and, basically, it’s a cacao-coffee bread.
Heaven :)

jenni January 27, 2011 at 6:11 pm

I love any bread! (this seems to be a popular statement, lol) but really – bread and butter are a staple for me! My newest love is of ciabatta – but homemade, not restaurant or store bought… homemade is just so soft with those big airy bubbles, and slightly chewy crust… mmmm, heaven.

Ashlie January 27, 2011 at 6:11 pm

I am not gluten free and rarely eat bread of any sort, though buckwheat is certainly my favorite g-free flour. In my wheat eating days nothing beat a perfectly crusty baguette!

Kat January 27, 2011 at 6:14 pm

NOM. Fresh baguettes! I’ve never had one that matched the ones I had in Paris, though!

Jacob January 27, 2011 at 6:19 pm

I just graduated college with a degree in Baking and Pastry Arts… we had a whole quarter just for bread… and out that entire class… my favorite bread is a Baguette. The airy consistency, the open crumb structure, WOW!!!! The crunch of the crust, the smoothness, that old time flavor… JUST UNBELIEVABLE!!!

Lauren January 27, 2011 at 6:21 pm

I love to make Jim Lahey’s no knead bread! But anything by Peter Reinhart is pretty reliable, too.

Turner January 27, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Though I love all kinds of bread, my favorite is one miss because the shop closed up. It’s a killer white chocolate, apricot bread. I loved it on its own but for pure decadence, NUTELLA!

TurnbullFarms January 27, 2011 at 6:23 pm

It’s hard to beat a good baguette…

Alicia January 27, 2011 at 6:23 pm

My favorite bread is cinnamon swirl. Or garlic bread.

Yi January 27, 2011 at 6:25 pm

I am crazy with all kind of breads. Especially, whole wheat bread. I am always search the tasty breads in NYC.

Steph W January 27, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Making bread is one of those tricks in the kitchen I’ve not been able to do very well. I love dense moist breads, light airy breads w/ thick crusts, yeasty breads… There’s something so satisfying about sinking your teeth into a slice of bread… particularly one warm out of the oven.

Anna January 27, 2011 at 6:31 pm

My favorite bread is a really good sourdough baguette (from San Francisco!)

My favorite bread that I can make is No Knead.

Samantha January 27, 2011 at 6:39 pm
Danielle January 27, 2011 at 6:39 pm

I confess, I am an admitted breadaholic. Favorites? It’s a tie between Chinese baozi and CHALLAHHH!! (Too much fun to say–and to eat!)

Nathan January 27, 2011 at 6:41 pm

My favorite bread is my mom’s homemade bread. She makes AMAZING rolls, rosemary bread for dipping, wheat for sandwhiches. Loves me some homemade bread

Deanna Peterson January 27, 2011 at 6:46 pm

I love a perfect traditional French baguette.

Kristin January 27, 2011 at 6:47 pm

My favorite is sourdough walnut-raisin bread. Delicious!

Annie January 27, 2011 at 6:50 pm

I ABSOLUTELY adore bread of every kind! But, I think I love challah and brioche the best.

Annnnnd, now I want challah. … … *darn*

Charlene January 27, 2011 at 6:52 pm


Linda Tillman January 27, 2011 at 6:54 pm

My favorite bread is a walnut and raisin boule! It is delish..

Kelly January 27, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Sourdough. all the way.

Michelle Ho January 27, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Tartine’s Country Bread! :)

Hannah January 27, 2011 at 7:02 pm

I have literally had dreams about eating the perfect slice of crusty, moist sourdough bread. There’s nothing better, especially if it’s slathered with butter and blackberry jam.

Tiffany @ Conor & Bella January 27, 2011 at 7:04 pm

My fave kind of bread is sourdough!

Meg Kimura January 27, 2011 at 7:05 pm

My favourite kind of bread is the Japanese sweet bread kind. It’s airy, subtly sweet and creamy and goes perfectly with so many spreads and condiments.

Rosalie January 27, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Olive Bread

Amy January 27, 2011 at 7:20 pm

I love all kinds of bread but the pesto pine nut bread from the book sounds fantastic!

Traci Yamada January 27, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Any crusty and grainy bread.

Bri January 27, 2011 at 7:21 pm

I LOVE apple cider bread. Perfect in the fall with its subtle flavours. Makes the best french toast!

Victoria January 27, 2011 at 7:22 pm

It’s a tie between rosemary sea salt bread and warm garlic bread. Droooool.

Kate January 27, 2011 at 7:25 pm

I love love love sourdough bread. It’s that simple.

kathy January 27, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Cheese and black olive bread mmmmm

Julia January 27, 2011 at 7:35 pm

Jalapeno and sharp cheddar!

The Cilantropist January 27, 2011 at 7:36 pm

I love to make italian flatbread! I make it and freeze it, then eat it with hummus. :)

Alex January 27, 2011 at 7:38 pm

My favourite kind of bread would have to be challah! Love that egg bread…

Amy January 27, 2011 at 7:39 pm


Nicole January 27, 2011 at 7:42 pm

I love foccacia bread!

Jana January 27, 2011 at 7:45 pm

I love ciabatta the best, but hey, as long as it’s fresh it doesn’t matter what kind of bread it is!

Tracy January 27, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Mmmm … I’d say a croissant is my favorite.

Deborah Woo January 27, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Hawaiian Sweet Bread! yummmmmy!

Sonia January 27, 2011 at 7:51 pm

I like French baguette, but my all time favorite is Indian Corn Meal Bread (Makki-Ki-Roti) & love having it with Butter or Curried mustard greens !

Angelia January 27, 2011 at 7:52 pm

I looooove fluffy baguette!!!!

Lau January 27, 2011 at 7:53 pm

For me it’s a tie between a really good seedy, whole grain bread and sweet, eggy challah. Like the angel and the devil on my shoulder.

Hannah January 27, 2011 at 7:54 pm

I love bread — it’s impossible to choose one favorite! Maybe I can narrow it down to three…sourdough rye, Russian black bread, and cinnamon rolls.

Karen B January 27, 2011 at 7:55 pm

A good Jewish rye w/seeds. Yum!

Donna C January 27, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Any warm bread with a slab of butter is great in my book!

Ginger January 27, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Garlic bread made from a tasty sourdough baguette!

Sandy January 27, 2011 at 8:05 pm

I love Cinnamon-Raisin Bread!

Chao January 27, 2011 at 8:12 pm

garlic bread (:

Staci January 27, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Zucchini bread….garlic bread….honey wheat bread…mmmmmmm breaddddddd

Heather January 27, 2011 at 8:20 pm

bread alone is brilliant but my tops are definitely zucchinni, banana, PUMPKIN, and the always mouthwatering monkey

Laura January 27, 2011 at 8:31 pm

I love chewy yeast bread!

Nicole Maki January 27, 2011 at 8:41 pm

My favorite is Jalapeno and Asiago Cheese Bread. It makes the best breakfast bread pudding too.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Acquiredish January 27, 2011 at 8:55 pm

My favourite bread has to be a farmhouse loaf. I’ve even been known to slice a whole loaf, toast each slice, smother in slightly salted butter and eat the whole lot (yikes).

jan January 27, 2011 at 8:59 pm

honey whole wheat… YUM! OH… fresh out of the oven-

can it you nit January 27, 2011 at 9:02 pm

A good Olive loaf. Good olives. Good loaf.

eric January 27, 2011 at 9:23 pm

By far my favorite type of bread to bake is potato rosemary garlic bread.

Eva January 27, 2011 at 9:25 pm

My favorite kind of bread is the simple sour cream rolls!

Nicole de B. January 27, 2011 at 9:30 pm

My favorite bread? A fresh loaf of Dutch brown bread– filled with seeds and whole grain. Smothered in sweet cream butter and topped with chocolate hagelslag (sprinkles). Mmm….

Naomi January 27, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Country style black bread with a thick crust. So good with just butter!

Kat January 27, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Whole wheat with raisins and walnuts!

A Miller January 27, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Rosemary and sea-salt focaccia

Lucie January 27, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Nothing beats a french baguette with cold butter.

anna January 27, 2011 at 10:18 pm

shiner bock wheat rolls :D

Mandy January 27, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Fresh challah bread…

Amy January 27, 2011 at 10:38 pm

I love rye bread! And I feel like it gets such a bum rap. How can bread with fennel seeds be bad, I say?

Nicole January 27, 2011 at 10:44 pm

My favorite bread is my grandpa’s recipe for a braided egg-loaf with raisins.

Suzy January 27, 2011 at 11:03 pm

I love it all, but I will pick Rye bread today! Love the A B in 5 recipe!

Hanne January 27, 2011 at 11:05 pm

My favourite is dark, delishious, danish rye bread :)

Angela January 27, 2011 at 11:12 pm


Mellisa January 27, 2011 at 11:20 pm

Oh how I love bread! This recipe looks fantastic, I’m a sucker for Rosemary :) I would say that anything sourdough is usually my favorite…

Elaine January 27, 2011 at 11:21 pm

I do love me some nice, spicy rye. But day-old baguettes have some super-charming possibilities–I’m torn!

Adriana from Baking Powders January 27, 2011 at 11:50 pm

i love olive bread, but ever since I made challah at home, that’s been my total favorite

PattyT January 27, 2011 at 11:53 pm

I’m torn between a simple, rustic soda bread and a dense, dark German pumpernickel.

Kotryna January 27, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Black rye bread with calamus

anna January 28, 2011 at 12:29 am

I also love it all, but I’m partial to anything garlicy.

Zita January 28, 2011 at 12:31 am

I like German type of a bit sour rye bread!

Anne-Claire January 28, 2011 at 12:54 am

My fave type of bread is Soda bread because it reminds me of Christmas in Northern Ireland.

Sarah January 28, 2011 at 1:01 am

I love a fresh, buttery slice of Foccacia/Fugazza bread; often dressed up with rosemary, caramelised onions, and kalamata olives.

I would love to make some of the recipes in this book — especially as I embark on my gluten-free bread-baking journey!

Marina January 28, 2011 at 1:12 am

I want to make this rosemary bread! Favorite? Hmmm…apricot date bread with honey mascarpone spread.

Fallon January 28, 2011 at 1:24 am

whole wheat maple flax bread!

Maha January 28, 2011 at 1:53 am

I love flat bread :)

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An15 January 28, 2011 at 2:05 am

I love potato bread.

Mira January 28, 2011 at 2:08 am

Portuguese rustic bread. Delicious!!

Kay January 28, 2011 at 3:13 am

I love bread with seeds. Lots of seeds. Or Nan. Or just plain whole wheat bread…

Ed January 28, 2011 at 3:54 am

I love multi-grain sourdough breads !

chui ling lee January 28, 2011 at 3:57 am

hmmm i love savoury breads :) my favourite would probably be foccacia with rosemary and sundried tomatoes or tomoato bread! :P i want some now.

bojj January 28, 2011 at 4:09 am

My favorite bread is rosemary focaccia…so easy to make and it has so many uses. You can cut it in half, fill it and make panini sandwiches or you can use a half as a base for pizze. Cut it into small squares and brown them for croutons. This cookbook is definitely the reason I have added 5 lbs. to my weight!

Deeba January 28, 2011 at 4:24 am

Happy 4th birthday! I have the first AB in 5 book, and would love to get a copy of the second! My fave bread the is the French Fougasse … nothing like it!!

amyg January 28, 2011 at 4:35 am

My favorite bread is Ciabatta with roasted garlic! Fabulous!

Simone January 28, 2011 at 4:55 am

I love bread of all kinds, especially something sturdy with plenty of savory flavor. Roasted garlic or olive boules, fresh naan, strong sourdough or rye…

Meagan January 28, 2011 at 5:11 am

Mmmmmmm….roasted garlic & rosemary focaccia, fresh out of the oven and dipped in olive oil & balsamic vinegar with lots of cracked pepper.

Vicky January 28, 2011 at 5:14 am

I love rosemary focacia, but home made bread has a flavor profile of its own that cant quite compare to the commercial white bread. And it always smells so much better !!!

Sarah January 28, 2011 at 5:19 am

Rosemary focaccia

Helena January 28, 2011 at 5:21 am

French baguette top of the favs, love all bread! Going to make a peach french toast this weekend with the french baguette, yummmm.

lindsay y January 28, 2011 at 5:23 am

I love fresh herb focaccia.

Rebekah January 28, 2011 at 5:29 am

Mmmm, ciabatta!

wic January 28, 2011 at 5:48 am

I love bread with spelt, potatoes and oats.

Bogdan January 28, 2011 at 6:00 am

I just love a freshly baked baguette with a hard crust.

me January 28, 2011 at 6:01 am


Rosa January 28, 2011 at 6:01 am

I adore carbs- Warm cinnamon rasin bread, focaccia, potato bread, cibatta, mmm never met a bread i didnt like

Heather January 28, 2011 at 6:04 am

All bread is fabulous. I’m stuck between fresh warm baguette dipped in olive oil and my grandma’s homemade bread.

Tawnie C. January 28, 2011 at 6:12 am

I love making any sweet bread…cinnamon rolls are my biggest weakness!

Erin January 28, 2011 at 6:25 am

I love almost all bread. But when I’m eating soup or something with a sauce that needs to be sopped up it has to be a fresh crusty bread.

Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) January 28, 2011 at 6:32 am

I love focaccia, though I’ve never baked any bread on my own!!

Nancy~Jane Holbrook January 28, 2011 at 6:45 am

I am sure any whole grain bread that could be made quickly would become my favorite. I love homemade whole grain bread but it never rises well for me so I know I need some help.

hannah January 28, 2011 at 6:47 am

bread is my favourite food. today i had a challah bread roll straight from the oven, so currently that is my favourite, but i LOVE sunflower flaxseed, honey wheat, french loaves, rosemary italian, sourdough…i could keep going forever!

Abby January 28, 2011 at 6:47 am

I too love ALL bread but some of my favorites are banana bread and zucchini parm bread.

From Scratch January 28, 2011 at 6:56 am

For pure indulgence cheese bread is my favorite. My favorite everyday bread is a good hearty multi grain brain.

Donna Caldwell January 28, 2011 at 6:59 am

My fav bread is yeast rolls.. they are amazing with pretty much any meal. :)

ceecee January 28, 2011 at 7:02 am

Farmer’s Bread – a mix of white and whole wheat flours.

Kathy January 28, 2011 at 7:02 am

I am getting a new stand mixer and so excited to be using it to mix bread dough so this would be great (even if I don’t win, I know such a book exists!)…. Love a good sourdough bread.

Jordan January 28, 2011 at 7:08 am

Sourdough, all the way baby!

Jaime January 28, 2011 at 7:10 am

Rosemary Focaccia!

Emma January 28, 2011 at 7:14 am

Nothing like good ol’ RYE

Alana January 28, 2011 at 7:14 am

My favorite bread is my granny’s “Holy Oats” Bread. She used 7 kinds of oats and grains and no junk… it was a meal in itself.

Abie January 28, 2011 at 7:16 am

Potato bread! Sooo yummy!

dianne January 28, 2011 at 7:20 am

any sort of chewy, grainy, wheaty bread!

Melissa January 28, 2011 at 7:23 am

Always one to do things the hard way, I only just made my first loaf from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: Bran Enriched White Bread. Oh. My. Gosh. My husband and I devoured an entire pound of bread in one sitting, then baked up a second loaf to eat some more!
If the healthy breads are as good as the originals, I can’t wait to try the recipes in the new book!

Vy January 28, 2011 at 7:25 am

I love brioche!

Dahlia January 28, 2011 at 7:29 am

Anything gluten free and homemade — I am dying to get my hands on the gluten free recipes in this book! Especially the gluten free brioche; accomplishing that means I truly *can* have it all… yes!!

Bronwyn January 28, 2011 at 7:36 am


Jessica January 28, 2011 at 7:40 am

I love most breads! I love pumpkin bread, cinnamon raisin, and focaccia most of all!

Joy January 28, 2011 at 7:43 am

LOVE garlic bread, and all chewy breads……just love bread, really any kind!!

Bruce January 28, 2011 at 7:47 am

I like making bran/wheat breakfast bread. Lots of good stuff in it, heavy and solid enough to make a breakfast of one slice with butter and grav postei, and fresh green pepper slices.

Abbie January 28, 2011 at 7:52 am

Foccacia bread is my favorite!

Cait January 28, 2011 at 7:56 am

Multigrain bread – toasted with homemade jam. Delicious!

itsrenee January 28, 2011 at 8:03 am

Any bread that has sesame seeds . . . I’m a sucker for sesame seeds and bread.

Holly January 28, 2011 at 8:03 am

Honey wheat bread right now is our favorite at our house. Making some right now as a matter of fact ;)

Barbara Corbett January 28, 2011 at 8:07 am

Cinnamon Raisin bread is hands down the best bread!

Sunshine [at] The Culinary Vampire January 28, 2011 at 8:07 am

I love olive oil bread or rosemary focaccia.

Thanks for hosting!

Olga @ MangoTomato January 28, 2011 at 8:14 am

I can’t choose just one ;) Love challah, sour dough, french baguette, pretty much all of them ;)

Megan Delight January 28, 2011 at 8:17 am

I love CHALLAH bread!!! Not just because it is so delicious, but because it is SO FUN to make and I have such a fun story behind how I learned to make it ( It is soft, and sweet, and warm, and…. oh, it makes the house smell SO inviting!

Elen January 28, 2011 at 8:18 am

Russian Rye Bread, soooooooooo good
Happy Birthday

Bonnie Carnes January 28, 2011 at 8:26 am

I have to say that a good sourdough really gets me going!!!

Sonja January 28, 2011 at 8:26 am

I love baguette, the real French version!!!

Raeann January 28, 2011 at 8:26 am

Mmmmm ALL bread, but roasted red pepper bread with some melted cheese on top is especially delicious.

Happy birthday!!!

alison January 28, 2011 at 8:28 am

mmm…bread. warm baguette, right out of the oven. crusty on the outside, steamy and luscious on the inside. dipped into some really nice olive oil – that’ll make me skip the rest of dinner. :)

Melissa Tsang January 28, 2011 at 8:33 am

A simple durum round. A simple buttery taste, large interspersed holes in the cross section and so versatile. Mmm, with a layer of good ricotta and a drizzle of honey. A close runner up is a country sourdough. So yummy with poached egg or in a sammie. My philosophy is that even if you don’t have time to cook (i.e. for lunch), a good meal is never far away when you have a fresh loaf on hand. =)

Shumaila January 28, 2011 at 8:34 am

I love bread! Recently i tried making this spinach bread- and is now one of my favorites!
Warm,toasted bread with butter is like heaven in your mouth!

Sam D. January 28, 2011 at 8:36 am

Pumpernickel – a classic.

Anna January 28, 2011 at 8:40 am

Fresh bread- as long it’s still a little steamy out of the oven, I love it!

Amber January 28, 2011 at 8:49 am

I like doughy Tuscan boules to dip in olive oil when it’s still hot out of the oven…or fresh-baked farmhouse white bread slathered with salty butter. I could eat bread and butter for every meal.

Carey January 28, 2011 at 8:53 am

Favorite kind of bread to eat? Wow… hard to say. Probably French bread from the street vendors in Paris! I love to make tortillas at home, but have only tried ‘real’ bread a few times. I would love this cookbook!

Claudia January 28, 2011 at 8:53 am

My favorite breads are European breads: crusty and crunchy. I enjoy them by slice and butter: just plain, so I can get the full taste and flavor of the bread’s complexity.

Daktari January 28, 2011 at 8:54 am

Too hard to pick just ONE, so I’m going with homemade ciabatta AND rosemary yeast rolls.

Not What It Seams January 28, 2011 at 8:55 am

It actually IS my birthday today! January 28th! This would be an amazing present I have wanted this book for so long! I love the whole wheat recipe, and the standard white, but I think my favorite bread of all is the brioche. mmmm. guilty pleasure, but so worth it!

Nishi January 28, 2011 at 8:56 am

Oh I LOVE bread , my fav is foccacia. I also love baking my own bread !

Kate January 28, 2011 at 8:58 am

How about a rosemary and garlic whole-grain ciabatta?!?!

coastalvicar January 28, 2011 at 8:58 am

Beer bread is the hit with my sons. I just use a rich flavored beer for the liquid, and the results are aromatic, slightly colored crumb and a tang to the taste.


Elizabeth January 28, 2011 at 9:05 am

Love bread in pretty much any form but it’s hard to beat a good sourdough!

Kalyn January 28, 2011 at 9:08 am

Pumpkin bread!

Chew January 28, 2011 at 9:09 am

My favourite will be a focaccia! The combination of aromatic rosemary with the fruity olive oil is wonderful!

Jeannette January 28, 2011 at 9:15 am

I have been wanting to try recipes in this book.

Jessica January 28, 2011 at 9:18 am

The first thing that pops into my mind is “brioche!!!”.While studying in Vienna I experienced a three/four day stretch of sleepless nights due to a swollen uvula (the dangly thingie in the back of your throat – if this has never happened to you, I hope you never have to find out how it feels). Unfortunately just following recovery (and without a decent night’s sleep in-between) I was subject to two oral presentations and a final exam, within the same 24 hours of moving out of my apartment. Unfortunately this move meant that there was no proper food (barring a banana and some Red Bull) in our temporary housing the morning of my examination. I ended up grabbing a big brioche bun from a local bakery on the way to class.
It was about the best thing I’ve ever eaten.
That or pretty much any bread from Vienna I would gladly vouch for :)

Carrie January 28, 2011 at 9:19 am

Sourdough is my favorite whether it be for toast, french toast, sandwiches…I love it!

Jessica January 28, 2011 at 9:29 am

Garlic bread made from a chewy, crusty loaf of Italian bread and homemade garlic butter.

Alli January 28, 2011 at 9:31 am

A french baguette with butter and homemade jam, just the memory takes me back to holidays in France, there is no better breakfast in the world than a baguette from a French bakery

Katelin January 28, 2011 at 9:35 am

A warm baguette with some olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dipping or homemade dukkah!

Janine January 28, 2011 at 9:38 am

Two days ago I made anadama bread which I found to be delicious!! I also LOVE rye bread!

Janet in Maine January 28, 2011 at 9:40 am

My favorite bread is one that I will never get again. Its Salt Rising Bread and it was made by a company in southern California that no longer exists. It was heavenly when it was toasted. We would take fresh avocado from my grandmother’s backyard and mash it on the buttered salt rising bread toast and sprinkle it with salt. It was heavenly.

Sarah January 28, 2011 at 9:44 am

Tartine bread in San Francisco.

coolwater January 28, 2011 at 9:48 am

I don’t have a favorite bread, I love them all.

Allison January 28, 2011 at 9:52 am

Yum! I love bread, and quick, healthy recipes are always good!

Kristy January 28, 2011 at 9:53 am

My favorite recipe right now is oatmeal bread from the more with less cookbook. It is delicious and it ALWAYS works out!

Kim January 28, 2011 at 9:54 am

That’s a tough one, since I love all bread. But if I can only choose one, i have to go with sourdough.

Steph January 28, 2011 at 10:17 am

My own honey wheat bread!

Lucy January 28, 2011 at 10:19 am

Roasted Garlic baguette

Susie January 28, 2011 at 10:19 am

My favorite bread is sourdough.

Shana January 28, 2011 at 10:21 am

Too many delicious choices to choose from… today, challah sounds perfect!

Josh January 28, 2011 at 10:22 am

There used to be a restaurant down in S. Florida where they made these sourdough/beer rolls that were just so fresh, hot and fluffy…ahhh!!!

Caroline January 28, 2011 at 10:25 am

I love bread with nuts,seeds and some fruit. Blueberry Nut Bread is my latest favorite.

Summer D January 28, 2011 at 10:29 am

Bread is my joy in life–that and ice cream :) But a fresh loaf of sourdough is probably my all time favorite!

May January 28, 2011 at 10:40 am

Classic French baguette!

Denise P. January 28, 2011 at 10:47 am

I love Potato Bread, & pao de leite!

I can’t wait to try bread when it stops snowing enough to stock the pantry with essentials! :)

Shannon B. January 28, 2011 at 11:02 am

My favourite bread is homemade Irish Soda Bread…. nothing tastes more comforting than piping hot soda bread, fresh from the oven, with lashings of butter and jam. It goes down perfectly with a hot cup of tea, with plenty of milk and sugar.

I also love the French “pain aux noix”… essentially a crusty white bun, or loaf, with warm white bread on the inside laced with walnuts. It is most delicious when bought warm, right from the boulangerie, and eaten right out of the bag on the way home. Food for the soul.

Crystal January 28, 2011 at 11:04 am

LOVE BREAD!!!! But my favorite has got to be fresh pumpernickel with honey butter! yuummmyyyy!!!!!

Abbie January 28, 2011 at 11:10 am

I’m a baguette girl.

Leslie January 28, 2011 at 11:12 am

Sourdough is supreme in my book.

Maya January 28, 2011 at 11:21 am

The best bread is definitely Challah – Just can’t get enough!

Michaela January 28, 2011 at 11:28 am

I could eat the rustic baguette from La Farine in Oakland, CA all day long. It’s good sliced on a bias with Cheeseboard or Strauss butter, or with homemade jam. It’s even better plain, fresh from the store–the baguettes never make it home with two ends in tact.

LiLi January 28, 2011 at 11:37 am

My favorite bread is the Persian bread called Sangak. SO amazing.

Dee January 28, 2011 at 11:42 am

Olive bread. Let me count the ways…

Carey January 28, 2011 at 11:43 am

My favorite is ciabatta!

margarida v January 28, 2011 at 11:48 am

I love every type of bread, I’m breadholic

Cari January 28, 2011 at 11:52 am

I love chewy crusty sourdough bread! And I’d love to win!

Jessica January 28, 2011 at 11:54 am

naan with a good dippin sauce

codruta popa January 28, 2011 at 11:57 am

I want this book so badly!
my favorite bread includes sourdough, whole wheat, rye flour, fennel seeds and carraway.
cheers from codruta,
from romania

morgan January 28, 2011 at 12:09 pm

i love thick and hearty whole wheat bread

Nancy Ly January 28, 2011 at 12:15 pm

fave bread: cherry vanilla bagel at panera bread =)

Laura G January 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm

mmm bread.. i love all kinds- cheesy beer bread, rosemary bread, really grainy and nutty breads. A favorite go-to however, would be sourdough- the fresh baked loafs from publix or HEB in texas…YUM!

Anna January 28, 2011 at 12:22 pm

I love a crusty boule with rosemary and kalamata olives — toasted with a drizzle of olive oil and sea salt … delicious!

Mikhail January 28, 2011 at 12:22 pm

I love fresh french bread. Any type of baguette.

Sarah Hope January 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Right now I’m loving the recipe for simple homemade bagels from the King Arthur Flour website. The recipe is a little involved and certainly takes some time, but the bagels have such a delicious flavor!

cyndi January 28, 2011 at 12:29 pm

My favorite kind of bread is ciabatta!

Renata January 28, 2011 at 12:38 pm

I adore thick crusty whole grain sourdough breads

katie January 28, 2011 at 12:42 pm

it would be so hard to pick just one. but i think a really good baguette would be my fave.

i have the first HBI5MAD book, would love to have the healthy one, instead of just trying to make it up as I go!

Jey @ The Jey of Cooking January 28, 2011 at 12:43 pm

i love a really good cinnamon raisin bread!

Elise January 28, 2011 at 12:49 pm

The only thing I love more than chocolate is bread. Any and all bread. I’m off to Boulanger school in the fall and this book would be really helpful! :)

Kristin January 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Olive Bread! Or a good hearty Rye.

Leah January 28, 2011 at 1:05 pm

My favorite bread is anything with lots of whole grains, nuts, seeds, oats….another good one is a Rice Bread I have had from a local bakery – perfect just toasted with butter!

Chris M. January 28, 2011 at 1:11 pm

MY favorite is something sweet. Like a banana bread with caramel frosting or cinnamon raisin swirl.

Stacey January 28, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Just about anything with a crunchy crust and a soft, tender inside!

Libby January 28, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Oooo! The only thing that get me going more than bread, is bread with cheese (and maybe some honey drizzled on top). As for my favorite, gimme anything with a hearty crust and melt in your mouth pillow crumb inside and I’m yours!

Meredith January 28, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Simple Sourdough!

Christine January 28, 2011 at 1:36 pm

I really like Rye bread

Erin January 28, 2011 at 1:36 pm

I love multi-grain bread, rye, or pumpernickel.

Michelle January 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Love, love, LOVE banana bread!

Sarah January 28, 2011 at 1:38 pm

cinnamon swirl bread! We used to eat it fresh from the oven on weekends when mama baked. Yum!

Kristin January 28, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Any bread will do for me!

maggie January 28, 2011 at 1:45 pm

my favorite kind of bread is anything with cheese baked into it!

Natalie January 28, 2011 at 1:51 pm

a hearty rustic cornbread that is a little bit sweet! yummy

isabel January 28, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Any bread with walnuts in it will do me.

HoneyBunny January 28, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Warm sourdough.

Jessie January 28, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Um…I think everyone said this probably, but how can you choose a favorite bread? I love it all. But a crusty baguette with a perfect French countryside cheese could be the only food I’d need on a deserted island….

Charisse January 28, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Favorite kind of bread?? OMG!! I don’t know. I love bread. Right now though…I am stuck on a super simple beer bread recipe and I have been playing with it with different kinds of beers for different underlying flavors!!!

Ari January 28, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I love blueberry bagels. (Does that count?=P) And english muffins slathered with tons of butter and jelly in all the little nook and crannies.

Sasha January 28, 2011 at 2:41 pm

I love bread in general! But I do love rosemary bread (Jo’s Rosemary Bread recipe from Allrecipes) and… well cinnamon rolls are bread too right?

erica January 28, 2011 at 3:07 pm

homemade focaccia with fresh rosemary and olive oil :)

Siri January 28, 2011 at 3:17 pm

I love banana bread :)

Kelly January 28, 2011 at 3:34 pm

My family LOVES LOVES LOVES Ciabatta! (And I like to get it WHOLE WHEAT if I can!)

Meryl January 28, 2011 at 3:41 pm

My favorite bread is pumpernickel – the darker the better.

Lou January 28, 2011 at 3:41 pm

I love croissants.

Kristen M. Jones January 28, 2011 at 3:57 pm

A delicious sourdough is where it’s at. With a beautiful crust, and a moist and fluffy inside… mmmm!

Roakian January 28, 2011 at 3:58 pm

ANY bread that’s fresh and warm, with some cheese and wine….maybe some butter on that bread. IM SO HUNGRY RIGHT NOW!

Roakian January 28, 2011 at 3:59 pm

ANY bread that’s fresh and warm…with cheese and wine….and maybe a little butter….I’m making myself really hungry right now!

Anissa January 28, 2011 at 4:02 pm


Julie January 28, 2011 at 4:09 pm

I LOVE bread and my favorite type is something that’s fluffy and chewy on the inside but has a thick and crunch for the crust. YUM! (and with butter)

sunny January 28, 2011 at 4:14 pm

mm yum carbs! i’ll go with foccacia

Linda Bachmanek January 28, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Rye bread! I was raised on it, and it’s still my favourite, but it has to be fresh!

Lisa January 28, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Homemade sourdough!

Kristina Riederer January 28, 2011 at 4:54 pm

I love all bread, but if I had to pick it would probably be sourdough.

Tracey C January 28, 2011 at 4:55 pm

I’m a HUGE fan of anything whole wheat/whole grains. I’d take that over a white bread any day. Weird, I know.

Kelli January 28, 2011 at 5:05 pm

I love just about any kind of bread, especially when warm and slathered with butter ;P

char g January 28, 2011 at 5:13 pm

i am bread aholic. ciabatta, cheese, and sourdough the best. of course, blueberry, and raison cinn bread can’t be left out. i make all my own bread and noodles.

Maggi Poole January 28, 2011 at 5:26 pm

My fav bread is crunchy chewy full-of-air-pockets and lots of seeds!

Kathi January 28, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Yum, I adore bread! My favorite is freshly baked scali bread. Crusty on the outside and tender, warm and delicious on the inside. And the aroma? Oh, it’s the stuff dreams are made of! p.s. yes, I’m a true foodie.

Nicole January 28, 2011 at 5:59 pm

I love a good Sourdough bread:) Smothered in butter. It makes me smile.

Zoe Francois January 28, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Happy Birthday! I am so thrilled you are celebrating with Healthy Bread in Five!

Cheers!!! Zoë

Cyndi January 28, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Though I am perfectly capable of baking my own, I have to admit that my FAVE bread is Panera’s whole grain baguette. I *LOVE* that bread!!! Sometimes, I just don’t feel like making my own so I drive 2 miles down the road & pick a baguette up whenever I’m craving it.

Tracy January 28, 2011 at 6:26 pm

What bread don’t I like? But give me a fresh-baked baguette slathered in butter and I’m content.

Michelle January 28, 2011 at 6:26 pm

I love ALL bread. Especially rye.

Megan January 28, 2011 at 6:32 pm

I’m pretty sure I haven’t found a bread I don’t like yet! Love sourdough though!

Lisa January 28, 2011 at 6:35 pm

my favorite bread ever is a perfect crusty baguette! YUM.

Laurie Jesch-Kulseth January 28, 2011 at 7:08 pm

I love ALL bread — but, sourdough might be my absolute favorite!

Megha January 28, 2011 at 7:20 pm

I love breads which are savory especially those with herbs and onions

Ryan January 28, 2011 at 7:24 pm

Flatbread is my favorites.

Jessica January 28, 2011 at 7:42 pm

My favorite bread to make (and eat!) is challah!

Calypho January 28, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Plain feathery light white bread toasted over charcoal – crisp on the outside with a soft inside. Slathered with coconut jam and a slice of butter: simplicity at its best!

Calypho January 28, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Charcoal toasted white bread – crisp on the outside with a soft inside. Slathered with coconut jam and a slice of butter: simple wonder!

Beth January 28, 2011 at 7:47 pm

I love a good crusty baguette or country loaf.

Ginger G January 28, 2011 at 8:21 pm

… dark, chewy rye bread – and with it really good butter and a Mexican coke made with sugar not high fructose corn syrup – or hot spicy mustard, Black Forest ham and Swiss cheese

… sorry the question, bread – dark, chewy rye bread!

Natalie T. January 28, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Sourdough rye!

Lisa January 28, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Not sure if it really counts and it’s totally an unhealthy guilty pleasure, but I have just recently discovered Amish Friendship Bread and not only is it so fun to make it is so yummy!

Amy January 28, 2011 at 9:57 pm

A nice crusty baguette!

Melissa P.Christian January 28, 2011 at 10:27 pm

My favorite is Soda Bread, served a little warm with just a touch of butter melting into it.

Jessica January 28, 2011 at 10:44 pm

I love sourdough! I just haven’t had the courage to try and make my own yet:/

Karrie January 28, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Classic French baguette with cheese.

katherine January 28, 2011 at 11:10 pm

my fave bread that I don’t make is the bread they serve at outback steakhouse lol

Makenna January 28, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Any kind of French baguette with herbs or cheese.

shereen January 28, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Freshly baked butter buns!

Jill Mays January 28, 2011 at 11:59 pm

Flaxseed bread

Darshana Sen January 29, 2011 at 3:45 am

(The now defunct Gourmet’s) Buttermilk Fantails!
So so delicious.

joy luck club January 29, 2011 at 3:56 am

My favorite is ciabatta……mmmmm, I think I smell some in the oven now!

Becky K. January 29, 2011 at 7:15 am

There’s nothing like a good, homemade wheat bread.

Valentyna L January 29, 2011 at 8:33 am

Honey wheat is my favorite.

Sherry January 29, 2011 at 8:53 am

Given that bread is essentially a big ball of carbs, I love it all. However, bread with some sort of cheese element in or on it is never a bad thing.

Anie January 29, 2011 at 9:28 am

Marble rye baguettes. Nom. So good to use as a base for toppings.

Jolene January 29, 2011 at 9:50 am

I love love love any type of herbed bread…

lynne January 29, 2011 at 10:11 am

Oh! I love wheat bread, white bread, uh practically any bread!

vanillasugarblog January 29, 2011 at 10:15 am

any bread that has beer, cheese and sourdough in it wins my love.

Amira January 29, 2011 at 11:44 am

I love challah bread!

Kathleen January 29, 2011 at 12:15 pm

I LOVE cinnamon raison…hands down! Honestly though, just about any bread home made!

Jen Carlson January 29, 2011 at 12:44 pm

My favorite is beer bread!

Anjel Lee January 29, 2011 at 12:59 pm

My number one favorite bread is a great, crusty french baguette. You can’t go wrong, no matter what you put on it!

Lauren January 29, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Zucchini bread!

Rebecca Cavey January 29, 2011 at 8:31 pm

sourdough mmmm!

Tanya Green January 29, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Soft yummy white bread with peanut butter and cherry jelly!

Sarah January 29, 2011 at 10:19 pm


Elaine January 29, 2011 at 10:27 pm

My favorite bread is a Chinese BBQ bun with a sweet top.

Kim January 29, 2011 at 10:46 pm

Homemade French bread studded with handshelled pinons!

Leah January 30, 2011 at 9:44 am

I love love love polenta bread, or whole what kalamata. Yum!

Rebecca January 30, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Give me sourdough any day!

Mouse January 31, 2011 at 3:10 pm

There’s this asiago basil bread that a local bakery sells at the farmers markets. So good!

George A. January 31, 2011 at 6:07 pm

My wife bought a bread machine before the holidays and our first try didn’t come out very good. It was good for toast.

Dani January 31, 2011 at 6:57 pm

That yummy white bread you get with the hazelnuts and dried fruit.

Sabriya January 31, 2011 at 7:04 pm

It’s a toss up between a lovely sourdough and a warm roll with a healthy smear of butter.

LeeAnne February 1, 2011 at 1:04 am

Portuguese Saloio Bread

martia February 1, 2011 at 3:04 am

irish brown soda bread

Laurel February 1, 2011 at 7:00 am

Ciabatta with cheese kneaded into the center…delicious!

Delishhh February 1, 2011 at 12:04 pm
Cara February 1, 2011 at 3:29 pm

My favorite kind of bread has to be a fresh, buttery, slightly crisp croissant, or really any of the breads made at La Chatelaine in Columbus, Ohio.

Jacqueline Wu February 1, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Sourdough bread! Especially if it’s spread with garlic spread. Mmmm.

torviewtoronto February 2, 2011 at 5:18 am

lovely giveaway happy birthday tastespotting
my favourite bread is any type of baguette fresh and warm

Beth @ Baking Therapy February 2, 2011 at 6:23 pm

I have been pining for this cookbook! And my very favorite bread is challah. Followed closely by cinnamon raisin walnut. :)

Janet February 3, 2011 at 8:30 am

I love french baguette, sourdough too! The crust is the best part.

Donna February 3, 2011 at 1:23 pm

I love most breads but I love to spend a few days and make a good sour dough!

Jason Unterman February 3, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Whole Wheat

may February 4, 2011 at 11:27 am

crusty sourdough!

Jean February 4, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Focaccia! Still warm from the oven with some gooooood Olive Oil!

MikeW February 5, 2011 at 2:50 pm

A big, round, rustic loaf of white bread … yeasty, crusty & well risen.

CarolQ February 7, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Garlic bread from a local bakery!

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