About Jeff Hertzberg | Zoë François

Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois

Jeff Hertzberg, M.D. has been a physician, university professor, and ardent amateur baker. He developed a love of great bread growing up in New York City and began traveling to bread-loving countries to sample and learn. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two daughters. Zoë François is a pastry chef and baker trained at the Culinary Institute of America. She also blogs at ZoeBakes.com and creates desserts for the Cooking Channel. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two sons. @breadin5

A giant skillet cinnamon roll in a black cast iron pan half cover with cream cheese icing

Skillet Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls just got even better thanks to crisp, golden edges that come from being baked in a classic cast iron skillet. Make a single ginormous roll or more modest individual rolls.

  • 45 M
  • 7 H, 35 M
  • 6
A loaf of kulich topped with glaze and sprinkles on a round trivet

Kulich

This towering traditional Easter bread bedecked with icing and sprinkles make it instantly recognizable. But it’s the hint of cardamom and saffron along with its dreamily delicate texture that leave the most lasting impression.

  • 30 M
  • 7 H, 55 M
  • 2
A loaf of monkey bread--balls of caramel-coated bread dough dripping caramel sauce on a rectangle plate

Monkey Bread

A gooey, sweet, classic cake made from pull-apart blobs of brioche dough coated in a buttery, cinnamony caramel sauce. Easy as can be to make. And fun as heck to eat.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 7 H, 5 M
  • 0
Pain d'Epi

Pain d’Épi

David finally learns to make pain d’epi, the loaf of bread that he’s been lusting after for decades, and finds it to be easy peasy. Whew.

  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 14