BIG error in the book Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes A Day

I finally broke down and bought my self the book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.
It is wonderful and I highly recommend it. No more buying packaged bread for me. And my house smells like a bakery. However it is a bit dangerous because bread makes my butt big and the fact that I slather it with butter doesn’t really help! Thanks Mom for the butter addiction! I suppose I could have a worse habit like crystal meth or something. Crystal meth, butter, crystal meth, butter…yep, I will take my butter!
Well anyhow, I have made 2 types of bread so far, the 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread and the Oat Flour Bread. Both were EXTREMELY delicious and healthy. However, I did notice the bread really didn’t rise well. I followed the very well written directions, but the rise on the bread was not as I had liked. So today I went of their website. There is a section listed “Errors”
One of the errors in the book is that all the recipes as written call for 1 1/2 packets of yeast, when it should be TWO packets of yeast!!! In my opinion that is a huge boo-boo on their part.
So if you have the book I suggest you check out the error section of their here.
Errors or no errors I still love the book and will continue to make my own bread!!!


  1. 1
    pigpigscorner says:

    I’ve just started baking bread and loving it too!

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    yeah I dunno if I’d be buying that book anytime soon, I’m so not the bread girl. I love buying french bread in the store. Maybe someday I’ll get into the whole bread in 8 or 9 minutes, just like 5 minute abs. LOL!
    is it really that easy? yeast scares me momma…hold me?

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    Leslie M. says:

    Good detective Work Les… NOW.. if that were me.. I would contact them and let them know and get something for all your hard work. It’s call PAYOLA!
    (Monetary Restitution!) haha
    That is a HUGE mistake…
    BREAD.. YEAST?? Come ON NOW.. Shame on them!

    The Bread looks Fabulous though!
    My Butt does NOT love bread either, but I do!
    The other Les

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    wow leslie! thanks for sharing that error section; i would’ve never known that they included it!

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    Wow, that is awesome that you are going to bake all of your bread instead of store-bought! I am reeeeally impressed… you are way more ambitious than me. 🙂

    Have you seen the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter commercial with 50’s era family The Buttertons? Well, that is us in our household, so don’t feel bad! It’s like… oh, want some bread with your butter?

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    Peter M says:

    Les, I love the book and ever since I’ve been baking my own bread. As for yeast measurements, 1 1/2 Tbsp. seems to work fine for me.

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    MaryBeth says:

    I love good homemade bread but we seam to have issues with getting the water for the yeast the correct temp.

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    I think I do need to break down and buy this book! Thanks for letting us know about the error; that’s a huge difference!!

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    Glad i saw this! I haven’t bought the book yet, but have it being sent to my library branch. Thank you for posting this, I never would have thought to look there.

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    JennyMac says:

    Wow, thanks soooooo much for that important post. I had purchased the book, read it and was plotting my bread baking over summer break. You are a bread-saver Leslie….LOL. I poured over the page with my book…weirdest thing…Like every other error I had and some were correct. Bizarre.
    Anywho, you are the bestest girl! TY

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    I’m so glad you posted this, I’ve been wanting to get this book for sometime now and I wouldn’t even think to check for errors.

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    Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    This bread book is on my wishlist… Such problems can happen! thanks for the info.



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    Donna-FFW says:

    Wow, what a great heads up!! I have this books, yet to use it, bad girl, but I will be checking their error section prior to use. Thanks!

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    I agree with you – that’s a huge error! Almost big enough that a big sticker should be placed inside the cover of each book before it’s sold. You are very smart to have noticed a rising issue instead of giving up on the recipe. I’ve been thinking about getting this book, so thanks for the correction notice!

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    Katrina says:

    I love homemade bread. I have the book and haven’t made anything in it. I’ll have to try your recommendations–with 2 packets of yeast! Thanks.

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    Good to know! I want to make the ww sandwich bread and now I’ll add more yeast. I’ll also check out the “error” section where I would of never thought to look! Thanks!

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    Thanks for the heads up, I have the book too. Yeah that’s a big boo boo!!!

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    Bridgett says:

    I keep putting off buying that book. While I love a fresh loaf and how it smells up the house, I am just not that into the whole yeast and proofing part! I like going in the morning to the Italian bakery here and picking up a loaf. I’ll let someone else do the work! I’ll just order from you now. 😉

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    noble pig says:

    That’s crazy, I’ve been making their bread and using only 1-1/2 packets and I thought it rose…okay but always thought it could do better…Problem solved. You are my new best friend.

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    Thanks. I thought maybe I just let it sit in the fridge to long. But I will increase the yeast!

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    crystal meth vs. butter! HAHAHA!!! I will take the butter and a big butt too 😉

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    Powder Room Princess says:

    I always use two packets of yeast. I know it’s not the way the recipe is written, but it always turns out fine.

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    Crystal says:

    Looks great!! Is there a good recipe in there for Sourdough bread?? I love fresh Sourdough!

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    Jenn@slim-shoppin says:

    That is a big error! I’ve made a version of that bread that someone else posted and mine rose a lot.

    So I may have used 2 tsp.

    Great job Leslie~

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    Kerstin says:

    Wow, that is a big error – I can’t believe they didn’t catch it! We have a great local bread shop across the street, so I get lazy about making it at home.

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    I’ve been wanting to get that book – thanks so much for the error information.

    Your bread looks so good – I am with you…I LOVE BUTTER.

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    Calm In The Kitchen says:

    How interesting that they don’t reprint!

    I am not a huge bread girl in the eating sense, but I love to bake it!

    I’ll check this out!

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    We’ve used both amounts of yeast and can’t really tell a difference. I think it depends on altitude, how long you let it rest, etc. We love this book/method. Make pizza with it. AMAZING!

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    I have the book, too. I noticed that the amount called for was off as it also mentions a specific amount. I will definitely check out the link! Thanks for looking out for us! 🙂

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    I’ve been thinking of bying this book, so thanks for the heads up on the errors!
    Your bread looks really great- I can almost smell it baking! Nothing smells better than baking bread!

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    Rebekka says:

    Woah…that IS huge! Yikes!

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    Good thing you checked! I’m sure that’s frustrating quite a few people. Your bread looks wonderful 🙂

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    hot garlic says:

    Just bought the book last week, hasn’t arrived yet, but I’m so glad for the tip! Forwarding this on to my Mom, who has the book as well…

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    Miranda says:

    I have an award at my blog for you. I want to thank you for giving me the courage to start my own blog. Thank you

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    Foodycat says:

    Wow – that is a big error! Surely all copies sold since they discovered that should have had a corrections slip inserted into it!

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    I’m in your camp. Butter is definitely worth a plump posterior!

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    BentoForKidlet says:

    Thank you so much for pointing out that error. I just got the book from the library but hadn’t tried any recipes yet. Now I have and I am glad to have that link! Thanks!

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    WOW! I am so glad you told me that. I have been making many recipes in Artisan Bread 5 Mins a Day and noticed that I had to add significantly more flour than the recipe called for (by about two cups). That's a big opps. Anyway I am glad I am not the only one who is disappointed in the book.